Gradient to Present Flood Vulnerability Work at SRA Symposium

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December 4, 2017

On December 10-14, the Society for Risk Analysis will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA. As an invited symposium participant, Gradient will present recent work in which we applied GIS-aided tools to assess the vulnerability of industrial facilities and natural resources to flooding. This presentation reflects one facet of the technical efforts Gradient has been undertaking in the climate impacts area to develop methods of assessing how industrial infrastructure could be impacted by rising sea levels and flooding events and to evaluate human health concerns stemming from releases that may occur during such events (as illustrated in this extended abstract from another of our conference presentations).

The potential impacts of changes in the Earth’s climate on humans, infrastructure, and natural resources have increasingly become the focus of shareholder concerns, business and community planning, and legal and regulatory proceedings. Building upon more than 30 years of experience in providing environmental science and risk assessment services to address environmental challenges, Gradient scientists are working to develop, apply, and communicate the sound technical analyses necessary to evaluate, plan for, and prevent such impacts. To see how our firms’ climate-related services could complement each other, please read about our Climate Impacts capabilities.
For more information on Gradient’s Services, please contact:

Catherine Petito Boyce, S.M.
Principal Scientist

Nicole L. Briggs, Ph.D.
Senior Air Quality Scientist

Matthew J. Mayo, M.S., GISP, CPG, PG
Senior GIS/Environmental Scientist

Gradient is an environmental and risk sciences consulting firm renowned for our specialties in Toxicology, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, Product Safety, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Industrial Hygiene, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental/Forensic Chemistry. We employ sound science to assist national and global clients in resolving their complex problems relating to chemicals in the environment, in the workplace, and in consumer products.