Fred Bloetscher

University: Florida Atlantic University

Department/Title: Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering / Assistant Professor

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Current University Expertise:

In how sea level rise affects vital infrastructure (water, sewer, drainage and transportation) and the consequences for local communities, from a planning, funding, and an economic perspective. The long-term economic impact on communities is an under-developed but particularly significant issue. My area of expertise is the development, expansion and management of infrastructure systems. The strategies for adaptation to rising sea level in the long and short term are areas of current research. I was part of a project at FAU to evaluate the impacts of sea level rise on water utilities. We are currently working on a project with FDOT to evaluate their infrastructure needs. I have previously looked at the impact of sea level rise of groundwater in the US, and the impact that the needs to adapt to changing water quality and availability will have on power (ongoing).

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