Resiliency News

  1. Water Environment Federation Urges White House, Congress To Rebuild Resilient Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes
    10/20/2017

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is urging the White House and Congress to provide robust funding and prioritize resilience in rebuilding the water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by the recent hurricanes.

  2. Water Service Devastated In Puerto Rico
    10/13/2017

    Lack of universal access to water has been one of the most stunning and difficult consequences Puerto Rico has faced after Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s infrastructure.

  3. New Sluice System Ready For Operation Within A Week
    10/10/2017

    With the growing impacts of climate changes there is a rising demand for solutions to protect low-lying, inhabited areas. Wintec has developed AquaBlokk, a new sluice system that consists of building blocks ready to be lowered into the water when arriving onsite.

  4. NSF Awards $5.3M In 59 Grants To Study Effects Of Recent Hurricanes
    10/10/2017

    It was August 25, and Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains. No one yet knew that Harvey would eventually swamp Houston in flood waters. Nor that a short time later, powerful Hurricane Irma would do the same in many parts of Florida.

  5. Treatment Plant Vandals Leave Montana Residents Without Water
    10/10/2017

    Residents of Crow Agency, MT, were left without drinking water late last week after their water treatment facility was vandalized.

  6. The Not Too Distant Future: How OSIsoft Is Helping Water Utilities With Near-Term Analytics To Save Energy, Time And Water
    10/2/2017

    It is difficult to predict what will occur a year from now. It can even be harder to predict what will happen tomorrow.

  7. IECA Expertise Can Assist In Stormwater Reduction
    9/28/2017

    The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) staff, board of directors and members would like to extend their experience to support to victims of recent hurricanes in southeast Texas, the Caribbean Islands, Florida and Puerto Rico.

  8. NRDC: Water Infrastructure Is A Threat To Public Health And The Environment
    9/26/2017

    The summer’s epic hurricanes have underscored the need for the federal government to make a major investment in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, Larry Levine, a senior attorney in NRDC's Water Program, told Congress recently.

  9. Arcadis To Lead Design To Strengthen Manhattan’s Coastline
    9/25/2017

    Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, recently announced its selection as Engineer of Record for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood protection multiphase design of New York City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project in the borough of Manhattan.

  10. EPA Acts To Increase Supply Of Clean Drinking Water In U.S. Virgin Islands
    9/23/2017

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued an order to the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) that provides direction on supplying of clean drinking water in the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to impacts to the island’s drinking water system from Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma.