flooding

Jacobs Designs Resilient Solution for Flood Ravaged Mountain Corridor

Floods across the Front Range in the fall of 2013 caused widespread damage to critical infrastructure. In the Big Thompson River canyon, floods destroyed more than 10 miles of the US 34 roadway embankment. The Colorado Department of Transportation committed to completing emergency, temporary repairs, followed by a flexible and resilient permanent solution — for which they engaged Jacobs. ... Read More...

Interdisciplinary team seeks community-based solutions to flooding

Lisa Iulo, associate professor of architecture and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design in the Stuckeman School at Penn State, is the lead researcher on an interdisciplinary team that has received funding from Penn State to develop community-based solutions to river flooding in Pennsylvania under the University’s strategic plan seed grant program.... Read More...

Research: ‘Clustering’ Land Buyouts Can Improve Flood Resiliency

A study that analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in “clusters,” as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach. ... Read More...
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