News Story

Baecher Appointed to National Research Council Committee

Baecher Appointed to National Research Council Committee

Dr. Gregory Baecher  
Dr. Gregory Baecher  

Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Dr. Gregory Baecher has been appointed to the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies Coastal Protection Committee.

NRC has initiated a review of U.S. government programs for coastal risk reduction as part of the NRC’s support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a member of the committee, Baecher will work with fellow members to analyze and review various aspects of current policy and provide input to the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers on scientific, engineering and water resources planning issues related to reducing flood risks from coastal storm surges.

The committee will review risk-reduction strategies that have been used along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts to reduce impacts of coastal flooding, and design standards or levels of protection that should be adopted.

For more information on Dr. Baecher, please visit his web profile.

For more information on the National Research Council and their efforts in coastal protection, please visit their website.

July 19, 2013


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Goulias to Chair International Multidisciplinary Symposium

UMD Resilience Experts Share Best Practices with Chinese Delegation

UMD, USDA Partnership Puts Student Research Into Action

G.B. Baecher to Speak at Annual Meeting of the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Jose Torero Called as Expert Witness for Grenfell Tower Inquiry

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Allen P. Davis to Chair National Academies Committee

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts