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Developing Innovative Strategies to


in Extreme Events


My name is Mona Hemmati. I am a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. My research interests include water, sustainability, disaster risk reduction, hazard modeling, and risk communication. I am working at Columbia Climate school to develop frameworks and tools for assessing flood-related risks in tropical cyclones at both global and regional scales. My research aims at connecting science to action to assist policymakers and stakeholders in building cities and communities that are sustainable, safe, and resilient to natural hazards. 

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Urbanization, driven by population growth and economic development, is one of the main factors that exposes more people and assets to floods. Here, I try to answer how can we anticipate urbanization in the future? How can we assess the effect of urbanization on future flood risk? How can we combine urban planning policies and socioeconomic incentives to the urbanization process to help the communities moving toward resilience? 


61 Rte 9W,

Palisades, NY 10964


Tel: 970-213-0414


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