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Abigail Ericson

Past Fellow


B.S.: Engineering Science, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2015

Research Interests

I am an engineer interested in improving water management practices, in the face of climate changes, that lead to improved resilience for both humans and the natural world. My research focused on determining dynamic and adaptive management solutions of valuable riverine infrastructure while supporting a healthy river ecosystem. Using the Connecticut River Basin as our area of study I hoped to quantify floodplain storage and the associated economic benefit both in the present and for the future that incorporates projected land use changes and projected regimes of flow due to climate change.

Thesis: Restoring Floodplains in the Connecticut River Basin: A flood Management Strategy