Resiliency News

  1. Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan May Be Its Best Hope, But Will It Pass?

    Few regions around the country have as much at stake during prolonged droughts than Arizona. After months of negotiating, the state now has an approved framework for a drought contingency plan (DCP), though it faces some obstacles.

  2. United Nations Commission To Integrate ISA Standards Into Cybersecurity Regulatory Framework

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has confirmed it will integrate the widely used ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards into its forthcoming Common Regulatory Framework on Cybersecurity (CRF). The CRF will serve as an official UN policy position statement for Europe.

  3. Greatham South Flood Alleviation Scheme Reaches Completion, UK

    The £16M Greatham South Flood Alleviation scheme has been completed. The BAM Nuttall Mott MacDonald joint venture (JV) was commissioned by the Environment Agency in 2017 to design and build the second and final phase of the management scheme which addresses flooding concerns in Port Clarence and Greatham South area in the north of England.

  4. Paper Outlines How L.A. County Can Adapt Its Water Supply For Climate Change

    The climate is changing, Earth’s population is growing and more people are living in cities. That means urban areas — particularly those in arid or semiarid regions — need to update their water supply systems.

  5. Study Details How Earthquakes Pose Risk To Water Service

    What would happen to water service in Seattle if an earthquake were to hit the city? A new report examines that question.

  6. Woolpert Contracted To Collect Lidar Data Across 10K Square Miles Of Florida

    Woolpert has been contracted by Dewberry Engineers Inc. to collect high-resolution lidar data over approximately 10,000 square miles across the peninsula of Florida, from St. Johns County to Palm Beach County, as well as six inland counties in support of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).

  7. Grundfos Launches Innovative Pumping Solution To Aid Malaysia’s Flood Management Efforts

    Pump manufacturer Grundfos is launching an innovative solution in Malaysia to help meet its growing flood management needs, which has cost the country catastrophic damages over the years.

  8. New Survey Reveals Strong Public Support For Infrastructure Investment

    Sir John Armitt recently welcomed a new survey showing strong public support for investment in infrastructure – and recognition of its benefits to the wider UK economy.

  9. UMD, TAMU Report: Nationwide Urban Flooding Disrupts Local Economies, Public Safety, And Housing Equity

    Flooding caused by an increasing number of intense rainfall events is a national challenge and significant source of economic loss, social disruption, and housing inequality across the United States, says a new report from the University of Maryland (UMD) and Texas A&M University (TAMU).

  10. National Infrastructure Commission Responds To Government Announcement On Tackling Drought

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced plans to improve the resilience of England’s water supply and set a clear target to halve water leakages by 2050 – matching a key recommendation by the National Infrastructure Commission.