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Building Resilience Against Water-related Extreme Events

WASHINGTON DC

Researchers supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) are working to find ways to minimise the adverse impacts of hurricanes, droughts, floods, and hailstorms. Atmospheric scientists are harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology in observations, computer modelling and data science to study natural hazards. Their efforts provide information that can be used by communities in the United States and across the globe to increase resilience and protect economies. Anjuli S. Bamzai, NSF Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences and Ms Elizabeth Zelenski, Staff Associate, describe some of the knowledge gained from research funded by NSF that can enhance societal resilience to natural hazards, leading to tangible benefits to society-at-large.

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