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U.S. Army Corps deconstructs nuclear facilities, carefully

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently decommissioned and dismantled a nuclear power plant onboard a ship — the first of a trio of reactors that must be deconstructed over the next several years.

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.

Change agents

ASCE PLOT POINTS SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 Wanting to help save the world is an admirable goal. Figuring out just how you can plug that mission into your career path is the first step. Marjorie Bedessem is a senior engineer for Tri Hydro and the vice-president of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute. And she's excellent case study in navigating different career tracks to maximize her...

Preparing for inundation

Tsunamis might be infrequent and localized, but their impact on coastlines can be catastrophic. Find out how engineers’ long-running efforts to better protect coastal communities have finally paid off.

Georgia treatment facility will use membranes to boost performance

A replacement water reclamation facility in Roswell, Georgia, will improve the environment, reduce odors, and ensure adequate capacity through 2050.

Passage of Great American Outdoors Act promises greater funding for parks and infrastructure

ASCE has sought an increase in funding for the National Parks Service and other federal land agencies.

Net-positive energy building designed with circularity in mind

The Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is constructing its newest teaching building with circularity and sustainability in mind.

Petersen Award Given to Culver

ASCE has honored Teresa B. Culver, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2020 Margaret S. Petersen Award for her selfless dedication to preparing and mentoring future civil and environmental engineers and to serving the professional community through service and leadership. Culver is an associate professor of civil engineering in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia (UVA), specializing in environmental and water...

Writing Team Awarded the 2020 Horner Award

ASCE has honored the writing team of Lewis N. Lloyd; G. Michael Fitch; Tony S. Singh, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and James A. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, with the 2020 Wesley W. Horner Award for the paper “Characterization of Environmental Pollutants in Sediment Collected During Street Sweeping Operations to Evaluate Its Potential for Reuse,” published in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of...

Writing Team Earns 2020 Greeley Award

ASCE has honored the writing team of Mongkolaya Rungvetvuthivitaya, Aff.M.ASCE; Rengao Song; Mark Campbell, A.M.ASCE; Eric Zhu; Tian C. Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE; and Chittaranjan Ray, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, with the 2020 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award for the paper “Decay Kinetics of Chlorite Under Simulated Distribution System Conditions,” in the April 2019 issue of Journal of Environmental Engineering. In the selected work, the...