Resiliency News

  1. Climate Change To Deplete Some US Water Basins, Reduce Irrigated Crop Yields

    A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change’s impact on irrigation. By Jennifer Chu | MIT

  2. USGS Scientists To Track Effects Of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

    Beginning July 10, U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to conduct fieldwork along a flood-impacted stretch of New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline, using unmanned aerial systems (also known as drones), pressure sensors that measure water elevation and special water-elevation gages designed for rapid set-up.

  3. Utah May Spend Over $1 Billion On Lake Pipeline

    It’s crunch time for water planning in Utah, where top officials are trying to devise a blueprint for maintaining water security into 2060.

  4. ECS Steelwork To Help Improve York’s Flood Defenses

    Structural steelwork is being provided by ECS Engineering to create a new pump hall and control room above the existing facilities at the Foss Barrier flood defence scheme in the centre of York. By Jamie Wesley, Contracts Manager - Water Control Division, ECS Engineering Services Ltd

  5. Large RCP Pipe Used To Reconstruct Stormwater Outfalls For Post-Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Project In New Jersey

    As part of the Christie Administration’s post-Hurricane Sandy storm resiliency effort and part of the Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Beach Erosion Control Project, Oldcastle Precast was contracted to supply 2,704 feet of reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) to extend several stormwater outfalls into the ocean in the area of Loch Arbour and Deal in Monmouth County, NJ.

  6. CH2M-Designed Water Reuse Project Wins Florida Water Environment Association Project Of The Year Award

    The Florida Water Environment Association recently chose the Central Pasco County Beneficial Water Reuse Project, the 4G Wetlands, as its 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project of the Year Award-winner.

  7. Study Reveals America's Most Flood-Vulnerable Communities

    Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Programs at this link.

  8. Rising Seas Could Result In 2 Billion Refugees By 2100

    In the year 2100, 2 billion people – about one-fifth of the world’s population – could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. By Blaine Friedlander

  9. Xylem Publishes Its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

    Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N.

  10. City Of Lakeland Improves Flood Prevention Capabilities With IoT Technology From Sensus

    For scientists at the City of Lakeland, Florida, manually monitoring lake levels to prevent flooding is a time-consuming, resource-draining task, especially during the nearly four-month rainy season.