Resiliency News

  1. The BBVA Foundation Distinguishes Omar Yaghi, Leader Of A Chemistry Producing New Materials With The Ability To Capture CO2 Or Harvest Water From The Air

    The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes, in this tenth edition, to Jordanian-American chemist Omar Yaghi, "for his pioneering work in the conception and synthesis of new crystalline materials, MOFs and COFs, of major impact in science and engineering," with potential applications that extend to "the capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and trapping water molecules in air to produce water for drinking."

  2. Programmable Logic Controllers Offer Automation Solution For Water Utilities

    Water utilities are on the lookout for ways to increase automation at treatment plants but some experts say they are lagging behind other industries in how they incorporate new solutions.

  3. Orange County Water District Receives Governor’s Environmental And Economic Leadership Award

    The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) received the 2017 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for environmental education, California’s highest and most prestigious environmental honor.

  4. New, Forward-Looking Report Outlines Research Path To Sustainable Cities

    Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link.In 1950, fewer than one-third of the world's people lived in cities.

  5. ANCR Begins Development Of The Nation’s First Whole-Community Resilience Benchmarks For Buildings, Water And Energy

    The International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) are beginning the development of the nation’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks this month.

  6. First Fill: Water Unleashed Into McCook Reservoir For First Time

    For the first time, water came gushing into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD's) McCook Reservoir Thursday, demonstrating a fully functioning system designed to prevent polluted water from entering local waterways and mitigate area flooding.

  7. Water Monitoring System Wins VINCI Facilities Innovation Award

    VINCI Facilities has won an innovation award for its work in the Royal Parks using advanced water level monitoring technology and cloud-based data management from OTT Hydromet to improve the management of the Longford River.

  8. Gas Buildup Causes Wastewater Plant Explosion

    A wastewater treatment plant in Missouri suffered an explosion last week as a result of methane gas buildup in the plant.

  9. Woolpert Awarded Part Of $610M FEMA Contract To Support Disaster Relief

    Woolpert will provide technical engineering and architecture resources under a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC) IV, which has a ceiling value of $610M.

  10. California Wildfires Demonstrate Breadth Of Water Quality Threat

    Although California has been able to quell its latest set of wildfires, the state is still dealing with fallout brought to its drinking water sources and systems.