Resiliency News

  1. Report: Facing $1T In Water Infrastructure Costs, States Aren’t Leveraging Federal Dollars To Weather Coming Storms

    With water infrastructure costs expected to exceed $1T, a new report shows that only a few states are adequately leveraging federal dollars to shrink the infrastructure funding gap. 

  2. Water Main Break, Sinkhole Hit Philly Airport

    The Philly airport was dry for several hours this week in the latest major sign that U.S. water infrastructure needs some upgrades.

  3. US And UK Join Forces To Understand How Quickly A Massive Antarctic Glacier Could Collapse

    The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels. As part of a new $25M research collaboration, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announced recently that teams of scientists at U.S. institutions will deploy to Antarctica to gather the data needed to understand whether the glacier could begin to collapse in the next few decades or centuries from now.

  4. New Research To Predict How Global Sea Levels Will Rise

    Researchers at the University of St Andrews have won two major grants of £438,000 and £540,000 to discover whether the collapse of a huge Antarctic glacier could raise global sea levels by as much as a metre by the end of this century.

  5. Louisiana Receives Over $82M Under Gulf Of Mexico Energy Security Act Of 2006

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department will disburse over $82M to Louisiana and its coastal political subdivisions (CPS).  This represents the first disbursement under Phase-II of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA). 

  6. Many Low-Lying Atoll Islands Will Be Uninhabitable By Mid-21st Century

    Sea-level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources on many low-lying atoll islands in such a way that many could be uninhabitable in just a few decades.

  7. Louis Berger-Designed, First-Ever Wetland Mitigation Bank In NYC Supports A More Resilient Coastline

    On behalf of New York City, Louis Berger is restoring a degraded urban wetland on Staten Island, the Saw Mill Creek Pilot Wetland Mitigation Bank, to demonstrate a viable economic strategy to restore an impaired wetland habitat and improve resiliency in the city’s sensitive coastal areas.

  8. Report Assesses Mid-Atlantic Coast’s Economic Vulnerability To Climate Change

    The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) recently released a first-of-its-kind report at the Mid-Atlantic scale that examines the vulnerabilities of several critical economic sectors to climate change.

  9. Sierra Mountaintop Laboratory Keeps Track Of Some Of The Worst Weather In The Country

    Winds that tear weather gauges from their mountings and blizzards that bury chairlifts - this is the kind of weather that hits Donner Summit, and holds great interest to climatologists, meteorologists, hydrologists and water supply managers as well as creates one of the best regions for skiing in the world.

  10. Effects Of Climate Change On Communally Managed Water Systems Softened By Shared Effort

    Shared fates and experiences in a community can help it withstand changes to water availability due to climate change, a recent study by Sandia National Laboratories researchers found.