Topic: Public Policy

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Testing and treating microplastics in water face challenges

Microplastics have come under increasing scrutiny, enough to be the focus of a California law. But a lot of uncertainty clouds the issue.

Biden’s United for Infrastructure remarks back ASCE’s investment message

United for Infrastructure 2021 week kicked off Monday with major – presidential – momentum.

New paper investigates the effects of roadway travel on spread of COVID-19

Can we extrapolate how roadway travel in the U.S. affected the spread of COVID-19? A new paper in the "Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems" does just that.

What is the cost of our failure to act?

When the nation fails to invest in infrastructure, everyone pays the price.

Policy Briefing: Biden plan focuses on transportation, water, and resilience

The Biden administration’s proposed $2 trillion American Jobs Plan calls for massive increases in federal funding on infrastructure, particularly in the transportation, water, and resilience sectors.

Now is (finally) the time to future-proof our infrastructure

Constantine Samaras and Mikhail Chester write of the unique opportunity afforded by the upcoming infrastructure bill in Congress, presenting it as a chance to finally address the country’s need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

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.

Navajo Nation looks to future water-related economic development

The Navajo Nation’s plan to improve its residents’ access to water could also help with economic development. (Part two of a two-part series)

Navajo Nation improves residents’ access to clean drinking water

A new network of transitional water access points makes clean drinking water more accessible across the Navajo Nation. (Part one of a two-part series)

American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water

Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses on relieving the economic harm associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but it also includes significant funding for infrastructure.