Friday, November 22, 2019

Tag: stormwater

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.

Resiliency Plan Announced to Protect Lower Manhattan From Climate Change

A study that determined New York City's comprehensive strategy for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) project evaluated dozens of adaptation measures and identified a set of strategies to build resilience in Lower Manhattan.

Coastal Modeling Helps Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast.
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TVA Handles Debris from Heavy Rains at Dams

Amid the wettest February in recorded history, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) held back more than 3.5 trillion gallons of water to help prevent over $1.6 billion in flood damage across the Tennessee Valley in February.

Nitsch Engineering wins award for D.C. green infrastructure project

Nitsch Engineering of Boston earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 52nd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure Project in Washington, D.C.

Water quality protection has a positive trickle-down effect

2016 photo of the old culvert that had two circular pipes with a total diameter of 36 inches. Pictured are Rifat Salim (left) and...

Hawai‘i Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers

The inaugural Report Card for Hawai‘i’s Infrastructure was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Hawai‘i Section, giving 11 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a “D+.”

ARTBA: Boosting N.J. Water Infrastructure Capital Investments Would Provide 3:1 Economic Return

An additional $1 billion annual investment dedicated to improving New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems would generate $3 billion in economic benefits, according to an analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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.
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