Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


Our team worked with The Boston Harbor Association to help Boston prepare for future flood risk due to sea level rise. The goal was to create policy recommendations to inform planning efforts for flood risk vulnerability reduction of the Boston Harbor waterfront. Using the results of the MA Department of Transportation's hydrodynamic model our team assessed the vulnerability of various assets within our case study and developed a risk-consequence prioritization framework to assist decision makers in analyzing risk. Our literature review and interviews with global experts informed our assessment and recommendations for flood resilience which were provided to city planners.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs