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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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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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Note: This article was featured in the June 2020 edition of the APWA Reporter. Read the e-edition here.

Farmers Branch Creek, located in a picturesque North Dallas suburb, offers residents waterside views from their private backyards. But when torrential rains caused two 50-year-old private dams on the 7-mile creek to crumble, the shifting water threatened a third dam, a private home and a public sanitary sewer line. The...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) kicked off state and regional flood planning in Texas with the approval of rules following months of feedback and requested nominations for group members.

Approval of Rules

On May 21 the TWDB approved the final administrative State and Regional Flood Planning rules. Proposed rules were approved by the TWDB on Dec. 5, 2019. Written comments were received through Feb. 3 and oral comments during...

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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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Note: This is the next part in a series about the AWIA of 2018 and how it affects you. Read how to start a Risk and Resilience Assessment here .

The clock is continuing to wind down for U.S. water systems to comply with the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 .

Following conducting a Risk and Resiliency Assessment, which we covered in more detail in a...

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Note: This is the next part in a series about the AWIA of 2018. Read the previous posts: part one here , part two here , part three here and part four...

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