I am passionate about stormwater engineering and have goals of bringing knowledge of flooding solutions to the most destitute lands.
Flooding affects about 1/3 of the world’s population each year to a point where lives are lost or economic damage is incurred totaling $1,000 or more. In countries where the local governing body either does not have the desire or capacity to provide drainage infrastructure or mitigation strategies, the cost is often devastating.
People groups are held in the bondage of poverty for generations due to flooding damage on their crops, livestock, homes, means of transportation, and lives. Flood events bring with it lethal diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, and breed disease-carrying mosquitoes. In arid regions, rainwater harvesting can aid in irrigation during times of drought. Hurricanes are being more frequent and larger in magnitude, while the focus on drainage in developing countries is waning.
If you are interested in partnering up with me to perform drainage analyses on communities all over the world and then implement drainage infrastructure to prevent flood-related destruction please contact me!
(Flooding in Haiti after Hurricane Isaac: nydailynews.com)