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Jason Sauer

Jason Sauer

Graduate Research Fellow, Emeritus, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Arizona State University

jason.sauer@asu.edu

Titles

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Emeritus, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Arizona State University

Biography

Jason is interested in flood vulnerability, flood mitigation services from green infrastructure, and the ways that cities use knowledge of both to plan more resilient futures. His work with the UREx SRN involves characterizing social vulnerability and flood exposure in cities in Chile, México, and the US, for use in urban planning workshops. Additionally, he spent a year investigating the seasonal dynamics of urban wetland hydrology in Valdivia, Chile, and is now working with researchers and city planners toward incorporating his findings in formal stormwater management and urban planning institutions in the city. Previously, Jason worked as a research assistant at the Pacific Institute on water delivery stresses in the American Southwest. He obtained an MS in natural resource management from the University of Connecticut, and holds a BS in physics from Drake University, and a BA in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Posters

2017

Sauer, J., M. Guardaro, E. M. Cook, Y. Depietri and Z. Hamstead. 2017. Developing a framework for assessing urban vulnerability across the UREx SRN. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Presentations

2018

Sauer, J., N. B. Grimm, O. Barbosa and E. M. Cook. 2018. Seasonal changes in the flood mitigation services on urban wetlands in Valdivia de Chile and the impacts of climate change on future flood risk. Presentation at the Water Connects! ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting, June 10-15, 2018, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (link )

Verduzco, V. S., A. Robles-Morua, J. Sauer, Z. Hamstead, D. Bharatkumar, D. Wahl and V. Shandas. 2018. Spatial multi-criteria analysis of heat waves and flood risk using a SETS approach in Hermosillo, Sonora. Presentation at the 3rd Annual UREx All Hands Meeting, March 19-21, 2018, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ.

2017

Cook, E. M., D. M. Iwaniec, J. R. Sauer, N. B. Grimm and O. Barbosa. 2017. Future urban sustainability and resilience in Valdivia, Chile: Assessing social-ecological-technological scenarios with ecosystem services. Presentation at the Annual Meeting Portland ESA 2017, August 6-11, 2017, Portland, OR. (link )