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Rapid Response Brings Calm After the Storm

A Michigan consultancy combines innovative technology with strong working relationships to aid public safety and facilitate rapid recovery from a major flood. By John Stenmark The...

Black Mesa Project Lowers Flooding Risk in Albuquerque’s South Valley

By Kimberly Paggioli For more than three centuries, the verdant South Valley of Albuquerque has been a bountiful farming community with irrigation ditches leading to...

Rocky Mountain Redo

Hammered by a Major Flood Earlier in the Decade, Denver Decided to do Some Digging. By Sam Stevens Severe flooding in Colorado caused the loss of...

LAN Strengthens Stormwater Team with Three Senior Hires

HOUSTON – Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) strengthened its stormwater team with three new senior project managers....

NIBS issues interim report on the value of hazard mitigation

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) issued the next report in its multi-year study on the benefits of investing in hazard mitigation.

Flood Protection Infrastructure

The Houston metro area has experienced three, greater-than-100-year floods in the last five years. There is a fine line between disaster generation and disaster...

USGS crews documenting extent of flooding from Hurricane Irma

Eight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews are traveling around the Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., areas looking for evidence that will tell scientists how high the flood waters and storm surge from Hurricane Irma reached.

White House Office of Management and Budget releases report to support community resilience

The White Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a new report — Standards and Finance to Support Community Resilience — the culmination of collaboration with leaders in re/insurance, catastrophe modeling, and building science to advance community resilience and insurability.

KAI Design & Build helps St. Louis MSD resume services after historic floods

At the start of 2016, the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) contracted with KAI Design & Build to provide emergency relief services after historic rains and severe flooding at the end of 2015 caused the shutdown of two of its wastewater treatment plants, and damage to a third plant.
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