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IDRT Launches New Book: Coastal Flood Risk Reduction: The Netherlands and the US Upper Texas Coast

Publication Date: April 27, 2022

Prepared by: Samuel Brody, Yoonjeong Lee, and Baukje Kothuis

IDRT Director, Sam Brody, Testifies at US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs about Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

Publication Date: June 16, 2022

Deriving First Floor Elevations within Residential Communities Located in Galveston Using UAS Based Data

Prepared by: Nicolas Diaz

Prepared for: Drones

Milestones Newsletter – Dec 2021

Publication Date: December 22, 2021

Prepared by: IDRT Communications

Using 311-Call Data to Measure Flood Risk and Impacts: the case of Harris County TX during Hurricane Harvey

Prepared by: Jayton L. Rainey, Kirana Pandian, Laura Sterns, Kayode Atoba, William Mobley, Wesley Highfield, Russell Blessing, Samuel D. Brody

Uncertainty in Flood Mitigation Practices: Assessing the Economic Benefits of Property Acquisition and Elevation in Flood-Prone Communities

Publication Date: April 28, 2020

Prepared by: William Mobley, Kayode O. Atoba, Wesley E. Highfield

Prepared for: Sustainability

Quantification of continuous flood hazard using random forest classification and flood insurance claims at large spatial scales: a pilot study in southeast Texas

Publication Date: March 1, 2021

Prepared by: William Mobley, Antonia Sebastian, Russell Blessing, Wesley E. Highfield, Laura Stearns, Samuel D. Brody

Prepared for: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Evaluation of flood risk reduction strategies through combinations of interventions

Publication Date: November 1, 2018

Prepared by: Erik C. van Berchum, William Mobley, Sebastiaan N. Jonkman, Jos S. Timmermans, Jan H. Kwakkel, Samuel D. Brody

Prepared for: Journal of Flood Risk Management