The Eppley Institute is working with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers research project to research and identify community-focused, science-based guidance that can be adapted to different communities (i.e. urban, suburban, rural, indigenous, immigrant or other sub-populations) who are facing weather and climate-based extreme events such as storms, heatwaves, flooding, and related challenges. The goal of the research is to help communities identify their community strengths, weaknesses, possible opportunities for improved community resilience, and actions that can be taken before, during, and after a climate-based event. The research is being led by Dr. Diane Henshel (SPEA) and Dr. Gina Depper (Eppley Institute) in collaboration with U.S. Army Corps research engineers and grant officers, and students from IU’s O’Neill School and the School of Public Health.
The following short video introduces and discusses the important research effort and its outcomes to identify storm- and climate-related impacts to the Great Lakes, and communities at high-risk from these impacts in the Great Lake region.