May. 17, 2020—Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the challenges of managing a natural disaster during a pandemic.
Nov. 7, 2018—MoveVU, Vanderbilt's mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has a received a major boost from a $4.5 million federal grant, which the university will match.
Jan. 31, 2018—The RRR program will train practitioners with the skills they need to engineer solutions that are safer, more durable and more responsive to stress—whether that stress is malware or a hurricane.
Sep. 13, 2017—Smarter zoning, better hazard maps and more stormwater management are among the key recommendations Vanderbilt environmental engineer Mark Abkowitz has for coping with extreme weather.
Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.
Jun. 2, 2017—Researchers are studying how commerce and flood control on inland waterways and the residents along them must change.
Mar. 31, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.
Oct. 27, 2015—Read the latest faculty and staff awards, honors and achievements.
Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Mark Abkowitz, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt, discuss adaptation strategies with a specific focus on infrastructure systems as a means to prepare for future climate change such as extreme weather events. In his presentation, he suggests using a holistic risk management approach to identify potential risks and those strategies...
Sep. 17, 2012—The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Memphis and the Tennessee Department of Health in a new report.