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The North Carolina Flood Resiliency Hub is a clearinghouse for the latest research about flooding in North Carolina. The NC Flood Resiliency Hub features research focusing on range of flooding issues, including flood mapping, mitigation actions, resiliency planning efforts, natural infrastructure and community impacts.

The NC Flood Resiliency Hub is designed to serve as a resource for policymakers, emergency management officials, university researchers and all stakeholders interested in the latest information about flood research and efforts to mitigate the impacts of large storm events.


On July 1, 2024, the Collaboratory funded several additional research projects that build on previous work and are intended to address flood resiliency from a comprehensive perspective.

Assessing Health Risks from Contaminated Tidal Floodwater in Coastal Communities
Lead Researcher: Natalie Nelson, North Carolina State University
In response to sunny day flooding, researchers will investigate floodwaters in coastal communities to create a dataset on health risk factors and potentially contaminated areas.
Wetland Inventory for Flood Resilience Enhancement
Lead Researcher: Leila Hashemi-Beni, North Carolina A&T State University
As wetlands provide a natural flood mitigation tool, the research team will map and inventory North Carolina wetlands for sustainable flood management.
Leveraging Models to Optimize Community-Level Flood Resilience
Lead Researcher: Barbara Doll, North Carolina State University
Using Goldsboro, North Carolina as a pilot site researchers will pinpoint optimal locations for natural infrastructure, such as water farming and wetlands to bolster flood resilience.
Strategies for Reducing Mortgage Default and Home Abandonment After Flooding
Lead Researchers: Greg Characklis and Toni Sebastian, UNC-Chapel Hill
This project will develop a methodology that combines flood inundation models with detailed assessments of homeowners’ financial status to provide the quantifiable risk and potential interventions.
Enabling Efficient Investments in Flood Risk Management
Lead Researchers: Todd BenDor and Miyuki Hino, UNC-Chapel Hill
The research team will analyze data from the NC Department of Public Safety to evaluate how cost-benefit analysis requirements affect the distribution of federal disaster resilience funds.
Analyzing Sources and Sinks of Estuarine Nutrients
Lead Researcher: Mike Piehler and Anne Smiley, UNC-Chapel Hill
With remote sensing and direct observation researchers will measure the presence and function of estuarine ecosystem features and map nutrient removal capacity.