CAIT Seminar Series: Studying Damages from Hurricane Maria to Improve Future Infrastructure Resilience
- January 29
- 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Hurricane Maria left devastating effects on Puerto Rico, its people, and its economy when the storm struck in 2017. The damage has been totaled at $90 billion by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management, much of which impacted the island’s transportation systems. Following the storm, CAIT-affiliated researchers at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) have been studying the damage, examining vital transportation infrastructure that failed during the storm, and developing resources to make local transportation infrastructure more resilient and better prepared for future natural disasters and extreme weather events.
- Better understand Hurricane Maria and its impact on infrastructure.
- Analyze key case studies and the latest research findings related to infrastructure resilience.
- Discuss next steps in the research and new opportunities.
Dr. Gustavo Pacheco-Crosetti, PhD, PE; Affiliated Researcher, Rutgers CAIT; Director, Transportation Infrastructure Research Center; and Full Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
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