Reports and Publications

The study by Florida Atlantic University, ‘Suitability Analysis for Living Shorelines Development in Southeast Florida’s Estuarine Systems‘, funded by The Nature Conservancy, assessed the potential for nature-based shoreline projects in the estuaries and inland waterways of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. This study drew upon extensive research, expert opinion and computer modeling to assess and map the shoreline for suitability of different types of coastal projects. Extensive spatial and technical data were produced and made available to the public.

The story map created by The Nature Conservancy in collaboration with the Shoreline Resilience Working Group of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact provides an overview of the completed nature-based shoreline stabilization projects, and presents the results of the suitability analysis to identify potential future locations where natural infrastructure can support shoreline resilience.

Further details can be found in the following publication:

Journal Articles

An exploratory framework to examine the interdependent effects of critical infrastructure breakdowns on the emergency services sector in extreme events, Journal of Urban Technology (to be submitted).

Sapat, A. Lost in Translation? Crossing Boundaries in Interdisciplinary Disaster Research and Integrating Policy Praxis, Risk Analysis, perspective (under review).

Mitsova, D. Integrative Interdisciplinary Frameworks for Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis, Risk Analysis, perspective (under review).

Books and Book Chapters

Mitsova, D. and Esnard, A-M. GIS Applications in Climate Adaptation Planning, CRC Press– Taylor and Francis (a book under preparation to be submitted by Oct. 2, 2017).

Esnard, A-M. Chapter 3.2 Vulnerability of critical infrastructure to climate impacts. In: GIS Applications in Climate Adaptation Planning, CRC Press– Taylor and Francis

Mitsova, D. Chapter 4.3 Modeling and simulation of critical infrastructure interdependencies to improve climate resilience of urban systems. In: GIS Applications in Climate Adaptation Planning, CRC Press– Taylor and Francis

Mitsova, D., C. Polsky, F. Bloetscher, J. Huntington. 2016. Climate Change and Extreme Events: How Health Disparities and Climate Governance Shape the Geography of Public Health Emergencies. In: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Governance (A. Sapat, ed.)

Conference papers and presentations

Mitsova, D., Lamadrid, A.J., Esnard, A-M, Sapat, A. Framework for Criticality Assessment of Infrastructure Interdependencies to Support Planning for Community Readiness and Resilience, 57th Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Oct. 12-15, 2017, Denver, Colorado (abstract accepted).

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M, Lamadrid, A.J. 2017. Using Expert Judgment to Understand the Impacts of Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies on the Delivery of Vital Community Services, accepted for poster presentation, 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Workshop, July 9–12, 2017, Broomfield, Colorado.

Mitsova, D., Sapat, A., Esnard, A-M. 2016. Modeling and Path Diagrams for Understanding Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies and Cascading Effects from Disasters, paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Nov. 3-6, Portland, Oregon.

Mitsova, D. Spatial optimization and location-allocation models in ArcGIS. Webcast at the Infrastructure Resilience Seminar for Professional Engineers, Lehigh University, October 28, 2016, Bethlehem, PA.

Mitsova, D. 2016. Spatial Modeling of Critical Infrastructure interdependencies. FAU Dept. of Geosciences Colloquium Series, November 18, 2016, Boca Raton, Florida.

Bocchini, P., D. Mitsova, A. Sapat, A-M Esnard, D. Davison, L. Snyder, A. Lamadrid, R. Sause. 2015. Probabilistic Resilience Assessment of Interdependent Systems – PRAISYS, Poster presentation at the National Workshop on Resilience Research (NWRR) for Critical Infrastructure: Current Status and Challenges, National Science Foundation, October 22-23, 2015, Arlington, VA.