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This year’s hurricanes have devastated numerous areas throughout the United States, and engineers will be needed to assess the damage, clean up, and rebuild...

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The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab worked with Maser Consulting P.A. to conduct unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video...

JQ Engineering lends volunteers, pro-bono engineering services for post-Harvey needs

With post-Harvey damage still being assessed and prioritized, team members from JQ’s offices throughout Texas stepped up to help.

EPA and TCEQ update status of water systems affected by Harvey

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.

Fort Worth outranks Dallas for green infrastructure

According to a new study released by Environment Texas, Fort Worth ranks third among the state’s five biggest cities for green infrastructure policies, while Dallas ranks last.

Hurricane Harvey shows need to use more green infrastructure

Hurricane Harvey has shown the need for better stormwater strategies in Texas, and one of the most promising is green infrastructure. Environment Texas and Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance released a new report, Texas Stormwater Scorecard, that ranks the state’s five biggest cities on their support for green infrastructure.

NJII and Maser Consulting employ UAVs for video inspections of Hurricane Harvey aftermath

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab is working with Maser Consulting P.A. in conducting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video inspection of cell towers in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

FAA supports drone assessments for Houston response and recovery

By Thursday morning, August 31, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued 43 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response and recovery for Hurricane Harvey.

USGS responds to Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring historic rainfall to east Texas, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews are navigating the floodwaters by truck and boat to make streamflow measurements that will help determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding now underway.
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