Tag: Dams

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House Democrats propose sweeping climate change bill

A March 2 House bill sets ambitious national targets for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, boosts funding for drinking water infrastructure, and strengthens dam safety requirements.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Theodore Roosevelt Dam dedicated

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the dedication of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam.

Engineers use hydropower from Red Rock Dam to generate clean and reliable electricity

Red Rock Dam was not designed to generate hydroelectric power. But engineers overcame all challenges to adapt the facility to produce clean power.

Childhood dreams turn into engineering success for New Face honoree

New Face of Civil Engineering Kadapawo Gerald Opolot loved making miniature dams in the mud when he was a kid. Now he's working on the real thing, helping his home of Uganda develop sustainable energy solutions.

Engineers work to reduce drowning deaths at low-head dams

A coalition of civil engineers, academics, professional organizations, and regulatory agencies is working to raise public awareness about the dangers associated with low-head dams.

Duke researchers ask: Can soil temperature predict a landslide?

Duke University researchers are taking the temperature of landslides to help predict sudden, catastrophic failures of the moving land masses.

Hydropower and environmental groups cooperate toward clean energy and healthy rivers

In mid-October, groups representing hydropower and environmental interests declared their intentions to promote hydropower to generate renewable energy and foster healthy rivers.

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.

House passes $10-billion Water Resources Development Act, focus turns to Senate

The Water Resources Development Act would fulfill a longstanding goal of many infrastructure advocates.

Michigan dam failures prompt investigations, lawsuits, and safety concerns

Two dam failures in Michigan in mid-May have led to calls for investigations as to the causes of the calamitous events as well as an examination of why the dams’ owner did not make critical upgrades in time to preclude the disaster. Although no fatalities or injuries resulted from the failures, widespread flooding forced the evacuation of thousands of central Michigan residents and significantly...