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  • June 2022: Katy joins the lab as a visiting researcher as part of the KIETS Climate Leaders Program. Welcome Katy!
  • May 2022: Dr. Sebastian presents at the EGU Meeting in Vienna, Austria on compound heat and flood extremes.
  • May 2022: Dr. Sebastian publishes two chapters in a new book on coastal flood risk reduction.
  • April 2022: Dr. Sebastian travels to Vienna, Austria to participate in the MYRIAD EU Project Meeting on multihazard risk.
  • April 2022: Sarah successfully defends her MS project on incorporating Green Infrastructure in hydrologic models. Congratulations Sarah!
  • April 2022: Dr. Sebastian presents at the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (RISK-KAN) Compound Events Webinar Series
  • April 2022: Lauren receives the CUASHI Pathfinder Fellowship to support her research. Congratulations Lauren! 
  • March 2022: Hunter and Lauren present their research at the 2022 NC WRRI Conference. Lauren receives honorable mention in the poster competition. Congratulations Lauren!
  • March 2022: Lauren’s proposal is selected for funding by the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) and Sea Grant. Congratulations Lauren! 
  • February 2022: Dr. Sebastian presents at the NC State University’s Center for Geospatial Analysis.
  • February 2022: Lauren successfully defends her proposal and passes her qualifying exam becoming a PhD Candidate. Congratulations Lauren!
  • January 2022: Anne, Lauren, Helena and Jackie’s interdisciplinary proposal is selected for funding by North Carolina Sea Grant in the first Coastal Resilience Team Competition. Congratulations Team!
  • December 2021: Lauren is selected as a 4TU Resilience FellowCongratulations Lauren! 
  • December 2021: The lab travels to New Orleans to present at the AGU Fall Meeting.
  • October 2021: Dr. Sebastian presents at the first annual North Carolina WATERS Summit hosted by U.S. Representatives Murphy and Rouzer
  • October 2021: Dr. Sebastian becomes a Faculty Fellow at UNC’s Center for Resilient Communities and the Institute for the Environment (IE)
  • September 2021: The lab receives funding from the NOAA RISA Program to study climate hazards in North and South Carolina and becomes part of the new Carolinas Collaborative on Climate, Health and Equity (C3HE)
  • September 2021: Dr. Sebastian presents at the UNC Institute for the Environment’s invited lecture series.
  • August 2021: Sarah joins the lab. Welcome Sarah!
  • July 2021: Victor’s paper on surrogate modeling of uninsured flood risks in North Carolina is accepted in the Journal of Flood Risk Management. He presents the work virtually at the Natural Hazards Researchers Meeting. Congratulations Victor!
  • May 2021: Sarah Brannum defends her BS thesis on design floods and graduates with Honors. Congratulations Sarah!
  • May 2021: Lauren places in the top three in the poster competition at the 2021 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference. Congratulations Lauren!
  • April 2021: Victor presents his work on multi-hazard event severity metrics virtually at EGU.
  • March 2021: Dr. Sebastian presents at the C-COAST Discipline’s 101 Seminar on compound flood events
  • March 2021: Dr. Sebastian’s paper on modeling continuous flood hazards using random forest algorithms is published in Natural Hazards Earth Systems Science.
  • February 2021: Hunter’s proposal is selected for funding by the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI). Congratulations Hunter!
  • January 2021: Dr. Sebastian writes a blog post describing the lab’s work on resilience with the NC Policy Collaboratory.
  • January 2021: Dr. Sebastian receives a RJ Reynolds Foundation Junior Faculty Development Award to investigate flooding in the Neuse River Watershed
  • December 2020: The lab attends AGU everywhere online. Victor gives an oral presentation on multi-hazard events. Sarah presents her poster on trends in design floods across the Southeastern US.
  • September 2020: Dr. Sebastian’s paper Characterizing spatiotemporal trends in extreme precipitation in Southeast Texas is published in Springer Natural Hazards.
  • August 2020: Lauren is selected as a fellow in the UNC Weiss Urban Livability Program. Congratulations Lauren!
  • August 2020: Hunter and Lauren join the Lab. Welcome!
  • March 2020: Dr. Sebastian’s paper comparing floodplain evolution in channelized and unchannelized urban watersheds in Houston is published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management.
  • December 2019: Dr. Sebastian is selected as part of the NSF Enabling Program 2019-2021 Cohort
  • Fall 2019: The lab receives funding from the NC Legislature via the NC Policy Collaboratory to study flood resilience in Eastern North Carolina