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Geothermal System Cools and Warms Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park Turf, Additional Pipe Systems Drain and Recycle Stormwater. By Steve Cooper Designing a natural turf field for...

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.

ICC and CSA Group publish new binational Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) and CSA Group published the CSA B805/ICC 805 Rainwater Harvesting System standard for use in the U.S. and Canada that addresses design, materials, installation, and operation of residential and commercial rainwater harvesting systems for potable and non-potable water uses.

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...
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