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EPA Provides Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient

July 8, 2014 - in Uncategorized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool today to help communities prepare for, deal with and recover from floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone…

Urban Land Institute to Advise Communities of Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park on Developing Strategies for Riverfront Resiliency

June 22, 2014 - in Planning

A group of nationally renowned land use, property development and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations…

Tracking Urban Change and Flood Risk with Landsat

March 21, 2014 - in Water

When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow. Landsat images…

Ordnance Survey’s Online Map Service Supports the Environment Agency with Detailed Flood Mapping

March 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency

OS OnDemand, Ordnance Survey’s online map service, has been a valuable asset to the Environment Agency during this winter’s flooding, providing millions of households and businesses with access to detailed flood mapping. The storms affecting Britain since…

You Can’t Stop Urban Flooding

February 4, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects, Water

When you live in Lyons, Colo., you know where your flood plains are, because a creek flows right through town and it has a habit of getting unruly. But Eve and Walt’s trailer park wasn’t in the flood plain, at least not as it appeared on official maps.…

HUD Provides $63 Million to Help Colorado Recover from Severe Storms and Flooding

December 9, 2013 - in Uncategorized

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $63 million to the State of Colorado to help communities recover from severe storms in September that produced devastating floods and mudslides. The recovery funds are…

Mapping Out Areas in New Jersey at Risk of Flooding as Sea Levels Rise

October 29, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning

How vulnerable is New Jersey to flooding caused by rising sea levels and climate change? Very vulnerable, according to a new tool developed by Climate Central, a Princeton-based nonprofit that researches the effects of climate change. A year after Sandy hit…

New Technique to Assess the Cost of Major Flood Damage to be Unveiled at International Conference

September 5, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

A new approach that can calculate the cost of damage caused by flooding is to be presented at the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe at the University of Exeter this week. The method combines information on land use…

Halcrow Uses @RISK from Palisade to Determine Level of Flood Resilience

May 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

Halcrow, a CH2M HILL company, uses risk analysis software from Palisade as a key element in its programme to mitigate the consequences of severe flooding in the UK. @RISK is used to quantify the uncertainties in Halcrow’s process that determines the risk…

Sandbag Season Has Fargo Thinking of a Better Way

April 3, 2013 - in Emergency

Just last fall, the reservoirs and rivers here in the Red River Valley were so low from drought that Mayor Dennis R. Walaker of Fargo was concerned that the faucets and shower heads in his city would run dry. Now, Fargo residents are bracing for water that…