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USAID and NASA Award Tetra Tech Geospatial Technology Contract in West Africa

PASADENA, Calif., Jul. 18, 2016—Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today the award of a $13-million, single-award contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)…

Transportation Planning Research Addresses Pre- and Post-Sandy Climate Change Adaptations

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast of the United States, leaving in its wake flattened dunes, chewed-up boardwalks, washed-out…

Black & Veatch Selected as a Top Data Center Solution Provider

Overland Park, Kansas, July 7, 2016—Black & Veatch was chosen as among the “Top 20 Most Promising Data Solution Providers of 2016” by CIOReview…

Building Resilient Cities Key to Tackling Effects of Climate Change

July 5, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

The EEA report ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 – transforming cities in a changing climate’ provides an in-depth overview of actions that urban planners and policymakers can take to help lessen the impact of climate change. The report…

State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop June 28-29

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

On June 28 and 29, the State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop will explore progress made in building resilient communities across the nation and what the future agenda for resilience work should be. Hosted by the ResilientAmerica Roundtable…

Atkins’ Experts Talk Resilient Communities at Premier National Flood Conference

Fourteen experts from Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering, and project management consultancies, will present topics, moderate sessions and teach workshops at this year’s Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Conference in…

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

June 9, 2016 - in Uncategorized

Ocean Springs, Miss.—The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states…

NIST Marks Joplin Tornado Fifth Anniversary with Focus on Resiliency

June 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

Disaster struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011, when the deadliest and costliest single tornado in U.S. history left a 35-kilometer (22-mile) long path of destruction. The storm killed 161 people, destroyed some 8,000 structures and left $2.8 billion in…

The Climate Response—Government Leaders Take Action, Evaluate Vulnerabilities Due to Climate Change

May 31, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

By Nathalie Beauvais, Robert Brandon and Indrani Ghosh   Across the country, government and industry leaders are taking a close look at the potential effects of climate change. What happens to people, buildings and infrastructure when extreme heat extends…

Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Increase Community Resilience through Building Codes and Standards

Building codes set the baseline for the safe design and construction of our homes, schools, and workplaces, providing the minimum requirements to adequately safeguard the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.  The impacts of climate change –…