Topic: Resilience

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What are the costs of life-cycle distributed stormwater control measures?

A new paper in the "Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment" presents a module that advances understanding of stormwater cost profiles using a process-based tool.

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.

New Face honoree takes holistic approach to civil engineering

New Face of Civil Engineering Aaron Opdyke is passionate about teaching technical knowledge within a socioeconomic context.

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.

New Face honoree seeks systems solutions to world water crises

New Face of Civil Engineering Kimberly Pugel has taken her fear of climate change and turned it into positive action.

Regenerative design, the salvage economy, and one building’s quest to ‘live’ sustainably

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is not like other buildings.

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.

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change?

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change? Emily Grubert, in a word, says, "No."

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...

Adapting community engineering work to COVID construction challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted the importance of fundamental community infrastructure and made it increasingly difficult (if not downright dangerous) to construct and update that very infrastructure.