Recent published studies have shown that high-flow events can induce undesired transport of contaminated sediments into surrounding areas (e.g., rivers, water reservoirs, private wells, etc.) and result in elevated levels of contaminants in the vicinity of contaminated sites.

This research project takes a systems approach to assess flood and climate vulnerabilities on United States contaminated sites, with a particular focus on Superfund sites in EPA regions and the nearby communities. The research results can be submitted for peer-review publications. The results could also be applied to inform contaminant clean-up planning and build community resilience to flood and related contaminant risks. 

Application deadline: August 12, 2020