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Click here to read part 1 in our series about climate resiliency.

Investments made now to make critical infrastructure more climate resilient have proven to pay off later on.

Several published studies have examined this issue and have estimated that for every $1 a utility spends on pre-disaster mitigation or hardening measures will result in a post-event recovery and replacement savings between $4 and $36. With hurricanes projected...

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The City of Fayetteville recognized that fortifying for the future required taking a broad look at resilience. Now, they’re finding solutions for flooding problems stemming from infrastructure systems that weren’t designed for storms that are increasingly severe and happening more often.

The City is spending approximately $10 million over a relatively short period to protect residents, businesses and property by creating a forward-thinking, long-term watershed master plan.

The Spring/Summer issue of...

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Read Part 2: How Investments in Climate Resiliency Can Pay Off Later here:

As Tropical Storm Cristobal makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2020 hurricane season is off to an early start. The question is, is your water and wastewater infrastructure climate ready?

Meteorologists at Colorado State , Penn State and the University of Arizona are all predicting...

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This ongoing series will spotlight upcoming infrastructure funding opportunities, both State and Federal. In this installment, we feature two imminent opportunities (one zero percent interest rate State loan and one Federal grant), both related to flooding and both with application deadlines in the summer of 2020. (Click here to read the previous post: Coronavirus Exposes Long-Standing Infrastructure Funding Vulnerabilities .)

Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF)

Approved by Texas voters...

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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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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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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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Tunnels have become a new tool for urban infrastructure projects to maximize the level of service and minimize disruption to residents, businesses and commuters.

Freese and Nichols Tunneling Services Leader Brian Gettinger, PE , will provide insights into this development during the ASCE Texas Section April Technical Webinar, “Tunneling: Trending Infrastructure Tool for Texas’ Urban Centers,” on April 14, noon-1 p.m. CT.

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