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Miyamoto International Responds to 7.8-M Ecuador Earthquake

April 20, 2016 - in Uncategorized

As the death toll from the April 16, 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador continues to rise, the magnitude of the disaster comes more clearly into focus. The earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador, injuring 2,500 people and killing nearly 500. According…

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…

Nevada Department of Transportation Enhances Emergency Response Capabilities With Rolta OnPoint

November 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2015—The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) selected Rolta OnPoint™ to enhance its response and recovery capabilities during…

Caltrans Responds to a Major Mudslide

November 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

BISHOP, Calif. — In this News Flash, Caltrans shows the response to the Kern County State Route 58 mudslide that occurred on Oct. 15, 2015.  Due to a 1,000-year storm event, more than 200 vehicles were caught up in a mudslide that was more than 1 1/2 miles…

Preventing Floods and Erosion After Fire

August 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But the flames are not the only danger. Post-fire flooding…

International Center for Integrated Mountain Development Receives Humanitarian Award for Nepal Earthquake Response

July 20, 2015 - in Awards, Corporate, Emergency

Redlands, Calif., July 20, 2015—The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an intergovernmental agency in South and Central Asia, was honored with the Esri Humanitarian GIS Award for their assistance to the government of Nepal…

Rescue Efforts in Nepal Aided by Real-Time Assessment of Landslide Risk

April 29, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

April 29, 2015—Cardiff University experts are aiding the immediate rescue efforts in Nepal by providing a real-time assessment of further landslide risks following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Dr Robert Parker and his team from the University’s…

Predicting Plant Responses to Drought

February 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Water

A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants’ vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect them from declines. Recent…

New York Gains Greater Tide Sensor Coverage

July 30, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting New York will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building. A team from the USGS…

MyMeter Behavioral Program Savings Approved by the State of Minnesota

July 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Sensors

Accelerated Innovations (AI) announced today that the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources determined the MyMeter program demonstrated significant energy savings reductions resulting from behavioral changes made by residential customers…