Tag Archives: urban hydrology

Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Flood: Did Humans Make it Worse? (Part 2: Urbanization)

There’s been a lot of speculation and discussion about the role of urbanization in contributing to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Fortunately, urban hydrology is my specialty, so even though I’ve never been to Houston, I feel like … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geohazards, hydrology, society

Where is Anne at AGU?

I’ve abandoned my family for the week and flown to San Francisco to join ~26,000 geoscientists at this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting. It’s a big, spectacular, and exciting meeting, and I might have gotten a little too excited about … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, conferences

Stormwater management is all around you. Can you #SpotTheSCM?

On Thursday of @highlyanne’s week @realscientists, she was putting finishing touches on a research proposal to do new, cool science on stormwater managment. She also wanted to get people to realize that stormwater managment is already happening in their neighborhoods, so #SpotTheSCM was born. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, public science

What is stormwater? And how did we get to where we are today?

For a week in October 2016, I had over 38,000 twitter followers as I took a turn hosting the @realscientists account. Of course, I spent a bunch of my time preaching the gospel of stormwater management. Here are tweets over two days synopsizing its history in 140 character bites. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology

Flash flooding in Maryland: freak event? climate change symptom? urban runoff problem? Or all of the above?

On Saturday night, as many people were enjoying an evening out in Maryland, and I was enjoying an evening in in Ohio, a tweet from Johns Hopkins professor and Baltimore resident, Dr.┬áSarah Horst caught my eye: I didn't know it … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards, hydrology