A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.
Richard Coffman, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, will travel to the Indian state of Kerala this week as part of a mission to study the impact of record rains and flooding. Kerala received almost 100 inches of rain between June 1 and Aug. 26.
The City of New Orleans selected Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to provide planning, design, engineering, and community engagement for an innovative resilience project in the city’s Gentilly Resilience District, reflecting New Orleans’ new “living with water” approach to water management.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking feedback about the utility and ease of use of a software-based tool designed to help communities select cost-effective resilience projects.
A new ASTM International standard will support cost-effective ways for communities to respond, withstand, and recover from a wide range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions.
On May 17, BSA Space will launch NatureStructure, an exhibition exploring a new generation of nature-centric projects designed to support nature and employ natural processes.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.
WSP, Arcadis, Waggonner & Ball, and Yale Urban Design Workshop were selected to design resilience measures to minimize flood risk and account for sea level rise affecting Bridgeport’s South End businesses and residents. The project is part of the $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), an initiative to help communities recover from disasters and safeguard against future hazards.
HR 1892, legislation that set two year spending limits also included a Disaster Response bill to address the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires. The Disaster Response bill directly provides hundreds of millions of dollars for coastal restoration and resilience.