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Future Forward Interview: Keep an Open Mind when Searching for Critical Infrastructure Solutions

October 7, 2016 - in Interview

Bry Sarté currently serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s Architecture and Urban Design Program, where he lectures on infrastructure, resiliency and public space.

Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard

February 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

President Obama established a federal earthquake risk management standard by executive order last week. Following are details of this order that focuses…

Municipal Utilities Drive Sustainability in Smaller Cities

August 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

BINGHAMTON, NY – Small cities and rural areas lag behind in environmental protection policymaking because they often lack the financial or technical…

Working Together to Build Drought Resiliency

June 1, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

Drought in the southwest has left only a trickle running through irrigation ditches on farms outside El Paso, Texas. The Rio Grande — called Rio Bravo in Mexico — is what supplies that trickle, struggling to meet water demands in three US states and five…

Dam Removal Study Reveals River Resiliency

SEATTLE, Wash. — More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published today in Science finds that rivers are resilient and respond…

Future Forward: Seismic Resilience Means Much More than Good Building Code

April 5, 2015 - in Profile

Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., is the CEO and a structural engineer for Miyamoto International, Global Risk Miyamoto and a nonprofit organization, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief. He earned his bachelor’s degrees at the University of California, Chico, a master’s…

PG&E’S Smart Grid Delivers Customer Benefits And Improved Reliability

October 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today released its third annual Smart Grid report, detailing progress the company is making in creating a 21st century electric system. The report outlines the company's use and testing…

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…

Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

June 30, 2014 - in Energy, Projects, Water

As the Energy Department pursues our important mission areas of climate change, energy security and environmental responsibility, we must take into account dynamic interactions among our energy system, the population, the economy, other infrastructure systems…

Brookhaven Lab Smart Grid Workshop Focuses on Resiliency During Emergencies

May 23, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

With extreme weather events on the rise, electric utilities in our region have learned that careful strategic planning is essential to providing reliable power to their customers, including those who provide critical services to others. The Department of Energy’s…