Tag: coastal engineering
As Congress begins the process of drafting a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has been working with the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works and House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure to develop policies that would bring greater transparency and longer-term planning to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE’s) budgeting process and provide greater justification and resilience for coastal projects.
Natural hazard engineers now have a roadmap for research. Development of this five-year plan was spearheaded by the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI), a distributed, multi-user, nation-wide organization that provides the community with state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may shift offshore, changing the coastal risk for the city, according to a team of climate scientists.
The full range of coastal concerns will be up for discussion at the upcoming National Coastal Conference, presented by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).
Advances in transportation technology over the last 10years or so have transformed tourism into a huge industry. In fact, some local economies rely heavily on tourism. However, in some cases, the negative effects of tourism on the environment outweigh its economic benefits. To learn more, checkout this infographic created by Ohio University’s Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program.