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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

Our stormwater group has compiled the following list of national and...

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Chuck Wolf, a water program manager in the Houston office who also teaches engineering at Texas A&M University , recently co-authored a research paper examining the promise smart cities with digital twin systems (SCDT) have for improving communities’ disaster management.

The article, “ Smart Cities with Digital Twin Systems for Disaster Management , ” was published in the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. ...

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night.

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood...

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May marks Flood Awareness Month in Oklahoma, and May 18-22 marks Flood Awareness Week in Texas. The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with Gov. Greg Abbott for an official proclamation, which you can read in full here. Earlier this year, Georgia recognized Flood Safety Preparedness Week.

Whatever the month or week, it’s always crucial to know the power of water. While dangerous floods are possible throughout the year,...

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The Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization (GLO-CDR) is hosting a survey to gather input from local officials, councils of government, and river authorities for its Disaster Recovery Planning Studies Survey for Mitigation Funding. The survey requests input on planning study topics for areas that received a presidential disaster declaration resulting from the 2015 Floods, the 2016 Floods or Hurricane Harvey.

The survey will compile a list...

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MS4 stormwater program managers have until the end of May to give their input for the second MS4 Needs Assessment Survey, a collaboration between the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance.

Results will provide critically significant data needed for stormwater to be included in the next ASCE Infrastructure Report Card (2021) for the first time ever. The survey should take around 15 minutes to...

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Now that the Texas Water Development Board has designated 15 flood planning regions , the process of developing a state flood mitigation plan is moving further ahead, and the makeup of regional planning groups should take shape this summer.

The flood planning effort outlined in Senate Bill 8, passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, represents a new, essential and ambitious undertaking for the state. But the framework looks familiar:...

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The coronavirus pandemic is teaching everyone the value of water unlike any experience we’ve ever had. With hand washing with soap and water serving as one of the consistent pillars of public health during this crisis, people are reliant on water for their wellbeing now more than ever.

The latest Value of Water Campaign bipartisan poll funded by the US Water Alliance finds that 84 percent of Americans polled want...

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