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Work underway at highway washout on Big Sur coast in California

In January, a 150 ft section of the iconic Highway 1 along the coast of California washed into the ocean. Portions of this coastline are particularly vulnerable to such events.

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.

ASCE headquarters debuts a more sustainable parking lot

ASCE walks the walk by building a more sustainable parking lot.

Modeling storm sewer networks and urban flooding

As heavy precipitation events increase in intensity and frequency, urban flooding wreaks havoc on energy and water services, transportation hubs, housing, education, and employment. Modeling flooding in urban watersheds is challenging because of the spatial variations and interactions between land cover, landscape characteristics, and precipitation that affect the hydrologic response. A new paper in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, “Modeling Storm Sewer Networks and Urban...

Louisville combined sewer tunnel achieves major milestone

Excavation ends on the 4 mi long tunnel that will hold up to 55 million gal. of overflows.

Houston-area community expands major stormwater detention project

As part of a larger Texan effort to reduce flooding from increasingly extreme storms, Clear Lake City Water Authority is converting a former golf course into a stormwater management area.

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.

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.

S-shaped pedestrian bridge spans Ohio’s Scioto River

A serpentine pedestrian bridge in Ohio features cables that switch from one side of the deck to the other to help balance torsion.

Proposed ‘contagion’ model predicts roadway flooding in urban areas

Researchers at Texas A&M are repurposing a model that predicts the spread of viruses to forecast urban flood patterns in real time.