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UTA Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding

June 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

D.J. Seo wants you to be his eyes on the weather – and more specifically to be watching for flash floods. The University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of civil engineering has launched a new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood to encourage…

CoreLogic Storm Surge Analysis Identifies More Than 6.8 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage in 2016

June 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2016 – CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released…

Next Stage of Permanent Flood Protection for Fargo-Moorhead Area Follows EIS Report

The Diversion Authority is ready to move to the next stage of building permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead area following the release by…

Woolpert, Magnolia River Geospatial Net $10M Coastal Mapping Project

KILN, Miss., May 10, 2016—WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Magnolia River Geospatial, has been contracted to acquire bathymetric and topographic lidar and imagery, and to provide final data products to the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical…

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

May 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. This has major implications for existing stormwater infrastructure, particularly…

Floods and Coastal Erosion May Expose Contents of UK Landfills, Study Finds

The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). There are 1264 historic coastal landfill sites in England and Wales, all of which…

The EPA Proposes Updated Rules for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities

Stormwater discharges from construction activities can significantly impact water quality. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals and transport them to nearby storm sewer systems or directly…

EPA Honors Winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

April 29, 2016 - in Awards, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

In 2015, seventy-seven student teams from 26 states submitted green infrastracture designs for the fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. These projects show how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the community and environment by reducing the…

Sea-Level Rise Summit Coincides with South Florida Flooding

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level rise and inclement weather, Florida Atlantic University is spearheading efforts to bring together professionals…

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Central and Southeast Texas

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding in parts of central and southeast Texas following intense rainfall. Record rains have led to significant flooding around the Houston area, causing fatalities and more than 1,000 high-water rescues.…