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DC Water begins last leg of Anacostia River Tunnel System

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) named and blessed the tunnel boring machine that will mine the final segment to complete the Anacostia River Tunnel System. This will make a much healthier Anacostia River by reducing combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 98 percent and significantly reducing flooding in northeast DC.

House clears Water Resources Development Act

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 (H.R. 8), bipartisan legislation that provides for improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.

UMass Boston: Boston Harbor barrier costs would outweigh benefits

As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts.

PennDOT studies tackle flood issues, offer road map for transit-oriented development

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced two new studies aimed at laying out a road map for enhancing the Harrisburg Transportation Center and the area adjacent to the station.

ODU/NASA collaboration challenges conventional wisdom on Virginia subsidence

A study by researchers at Old Dominion University (ODU) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) challenges decades of conventional wisdom about the sinking of land in southeastern Virginia. This new information, computed by examining images taken from space, could ultimately have far-reaching effects in areas ranging from land use to flood insurance in low-lying Hampton Roads.

Lessons from a record storm season

As a record-setting hurricane season retreats from memory, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association recommended that coastal communities hold on to the following lessons as they prepare for future years.

NCAR: North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain

Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this century in a changing climate, unleashing far more rain and posing a greater threat of flooding across wide areas, new research concludes.

CH2M helps restore UK salt marsh to enhance flood defenses, recreate estuary habitat

A new project in Hesketh Out Marsh near Preston, UK, helps protect property and nearby infrastructure from flooding while creating an internationally important estuary for wildlife. CH2M provided modelling and detailed engineering design.

Kleinfelder completes coastal resiliency plan for Boston

Kleinfelder completed a coastal resiliency plan for the City of Boston that focuses on mitigating flood risk in East Boston and Charlestown, two sections of Boston that are considered to be at greatest risk of dangerous flooding as a result of rising sea levels.
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