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Budget Proposal Addresses Western Drought

February 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget to Congress, which includes funding for drought-stricken areas in the West, especially in California. California is in the fifth year of unprecedented drought, and increased…

Gannett Fleming Emergency Design Project Wins ACEC Pennsylvania Grand Conceptor Award

Harrisburg, Pa., March 6, 2015— The I-81 River Relief Route Emergency Design Project in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has won the American Council of Engineering…

San Antonio River Authority Implements FloodWorks to Help Save Lives

September 30, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Stormwater, Water

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014—Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure,…

Gas Blast in Taiwan Tears up Roadway and Displaces Residents

August 3, 2014 - in Emergency, Pipelines

A chain reaction of gas explosions late Thursday night rocked a full square kilometer of the densely populated Kaohsiung, Taiwan, injuring 267 and killing 25. The blasts flipped cars and created a deep trench along roadways. The cause of the blasts haven't…

San Francisco’s Emergency Water System Puts out Five-alarm Fire

March 14, 2014 - in Emergency, Water

The five-alarm fire that destroyed a San Francisco apartment building this week put the city's municipal water supply to the test: When water pressure began to dwindle, firefighters tapped an emergency system that was built below the city—all the way back…

McMurdo Group Announces Global Availability of Maritime Fleet Management Software Platform

February 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

McMurdo Group, a global leader in end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions, today announced that its fleet management software platform is now available worldwide for partners to integrate into their existing maritime…

NOLA Utilizes Everbridge Geo-Targeting Capabilities for Map-Based Emergency Notifications

November 5, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

Everbridge, a leading provider of critical communication solutions, delivers geo-targeting capabilities for the City of New Orleans (NOLA), a popular tourist hub that hosts thousands of visitors annually for Mardi Gras season and other major events. During…

Vermont Agency of Transportation Implements ArcGIS Online for Rail Asset Management and Emergency Response

October 31, 2013 - in Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Rail Section recently implemented ArcGIS Online to manage state-owned rail assets and improve emergency response. In addition, the agency uses the Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS apps…

Taking a DIY Approach to Disaster Planning

May 22, 2013 - in Emergency

San Francisco’s Empowered Communities Program is working with local neighborhoods to increase their resilience in advance of disasters. The initiative supports communities as they develop action plans, but also generates higher levels of social capital among…

Sensory Helmet Could Mean Firefighters are Not Left in the Dark

March 31, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

A specially-adapted ‘tactile helmet’, developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their surroundings. The helmet is fitted with a number of ultrasound sensors…