Infrastructure and extreme weather expert on recent weather eventsSeptember 14, 20211 min read
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is available for commentary on recent extreme weather events, including hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding.
Baroud is an expert on infrastructure and climate change as they pertain to extreme weather events. She can speak to the potential dangers of the destruction and the cleanup decisions affected areas must make, including those that can help prepare for the future. Topics she can discuss include:
- How weathers and disasters are becoming more frequent and intense, therefore costing us more.
- Why cities must prepare before extreme weather hits, making future-based predictions and not just relying on historical data to understand potential concerns. With that, cities must also focus on restoration after an event happens, rather than prevention
- Additional dangers to residents' lives to be considered once the weather has passed - such as a lack of food and water, lack of power and road infrastructure issues
Hiba Baroud Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Expert in risk, reliability and resilience of critical infrastructure against climate change and natural disasters, particularly flooding.
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