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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.

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.
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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.

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.

Connected vehicles’ windshield wipers could help prevent flooding

Utilizing a test fleet of connected vehicles, University of Michigan researchers tracked when wipers were being used and matched it with video from on-board cameras to document rainfall, providing faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems.

Boston unveils plan for resilient harbor

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston's waterfront to protect the city's residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change.

Interdisciplinary approach to urban storm flooding

Natural stormwater management systems — engineered green spaces — are becoming more popular options for cities, in part due to their affordability. Pictured is...

Researcher going to India to document damage from record rains

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.
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