Episode 1: Best Management Practices

Alicia Kinoshita, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Water Resource Engineering
San Diego State University

Alicia focuses her research on understanding hydrologic change in coupled human-natural systems. She seeks to improve predictions of hydrologic recovery in watersheds disturbed by anthropogenic activities (i.e. mitigation or restoration) and natural processes utilizing field studies, remote sensing, and modeling.

Best Management Practices in Urban Flood Zones:
Engineers and scientists assimilate physics, community needs and ecosystem dynamics to devise Best Management Practices. Accounting for all facets makes for more sustainable development and practices.

Science and Engineering Must Be Understood by the Users:
Science and engineering are large aspects many plans to reduce human risks to meteorological hazards. Technically-based programs benefit from the end users understanding how they function and their value to the community.