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The Climate Response—Government Leaders Take Action, Evaluate Vulnerabilities Due to Climate Change

May 31, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

By Nathalie Beauvais, Robert Brandon and Indrani Ghosh   Across the country, government and industry leaders are taking a close look at the potential effects of climate change. What happens to people, buildings and infrastructure when extreme heat extends…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $750,000 For Emergency Repairs to Federal Roads Throughout Northern California

April 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the…

The Mississippi River Rises Fast, Impacting Infrastructure and Evacuating River Towns

December 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Transportation

Flooding in central Missouri and Illinois is getting worse as the Mississippi River is rising quickly and is on pace to eclipse the Midwest flood of 1993,…

Storms After Wildfire Lead to Impaired Water Quality

September 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control, Maintenance

Water quality can be substantially diminished for several years after wildfire in response to relatively common local thunderstorms, according to a recent USGS study. USGS scientists led by research hydrologist Sheila Murphy collected extensive streamflow…

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…

Chicago’s SmartData Project Aims to Spark Predictive Analytics Movement

April 7, 2014 - in Smart Cities

As the third largest city in the U.S. at 2.7 million residents, Chicago is known for many things. It has its trademarked windy weather, deep-dish pizzas and that iconic piece of Americana known as Wrigley Field, a ballpark that turns 100 this year. Yet today,…

New Report Looks at the Economic Value of Wetlands for their Services

February 8, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Flood control, storm resistance, carbon sequestration, water filtration and biodiversity conservation are just a few of the ecosystem services wetlands provide to people. These wetlands are inextricably linked to human health and world economies as our drinking…

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Support for RE.invest Initiative

January 21, 2013 - in Water

The Rockefeller Foundation announced its support for a new public-private program that will help cities across the country finance and build resilient and integrated urban storm water infrastructure systems in order to prevent damage during future severe weather…