Tag: Coasts and Waterways

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Airports at risk from sea level rise could more than double by 2100, study finds

Researchers examining the threat to coastal airports from future sea level rise estimate that at least 10% of air routes could be disrupted.

Canadian cities stop discharging raw sewage to ocean

The 108 ML/d McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant began advanced wastewater treatment operations in December for several Canadian cities in the Victoria region.

Construction to begin on Houston Ship Channel Expansion later this year

Authorized by Congress in December, the Houston Ship Channel Expansion received another boost in January with the award of the first round of federal funding for construction of the project.

New means of assessing tsunami risk to small craft marinas

A new paper in the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering presents a risk framework that can be used by decision makers to assess tsunami risks to small craft harbors.

Slideshow: Underwater sculpture park designed for Miami Beach

Dubbed the ReefLine, the 7 mi offshore public park will also function as an artificial reef to preserve and protect marine life and bolster coastal resilience.

Slideshow: Lessons learned from the Beirut port explosion

Get an up-close look at the types of building damage identified by engineers after an Aug. 4, 2020, explosion rocked Beirut, killing nearly 200 people and causing $10 to $15 billion in damage.

Manhattan neighborhood releases 10-year sustainability plan

Battery Park City, located on reclaimed ground, is eyeing sea-level rise closely. Here’s how it plans to keep the water at bay.

Harbinger of the future: The Suez Canal (Part 2)

Egypt regains control of the Suez Canal in the final installment of a two-part series.

Civil, Structural Engineers Join Social Media Campaign

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October 2020 letters

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