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Grant Will Help Researchers Develop System to Assess Risk of Mudslides, Rock Falls

October 22, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Projects, Sensors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The funding…

Reinforced Wall Withstands Significant Tidal Fluctuations

In the spring of 2012, a massive construction project to transform Rhyl’s riverfront area broke ground, with the goal of increasing tourism and boosting…

Hiroshima to Install Sensors to Detect Landslides

August 23, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Sensors

The central government and Hiroshima Prefectural Government plan to place mudslide sensors in the northern part of the prefecture where at least 90 people…

Concrete Wall to Replace Failed Baskets at Ohio DOT Project

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s plan to build a green wall to spruce up the intersection of Rts. 750 and 315 in Delaware County crumbled when cages filled with soil and greenery collapsed in June. The wall was part of a $3.5 million plan to add left-turn…

A National Vision is Needed for Comprehensive Coastal Risk Management

A national vision for coastal risk management that includes a long-term view, regional solutions, and recognition of the full array of economic, social, environmental, and safety benefits that come from risk management is needed to reduce the impacts of natural…

Louisiana Levees to Be Mapped by Drones

July 20, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Water

South Lafourche's levees will be viewed though an unconventional eye in the coming months. Levee District Director Windell Curole said the district is in the early stages of working on an agreement to have its levees inspected by unmanned drone equipped with…

Calgary Strengthens Flood Infrastructure

City officials say if high waters flood into Calgary again this spring damage would be significantly less thanks to six, now-complete, major mitigation projects along river banks. As part of a city tour for provincial officials Tuesday, city staff showed off…

Louisville Parklands Project Gains Advantages from Wall System Specification

Creating a 21-mile long park system that encompasses more than 3,800 acres is no small task. But that’s just what 21st Century Parks set out to do in 2010. The Parklands is an extensive new park system in the Louisville, KY area that will include four major…