Tag: flood risk

A area that is prone to general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of 2 or more acres of normally dry land area or of 2 or more properties (at least 1 of which is the policyholder’s property) from:
–Overflow of inland or tidal waters; or
–Unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source; or
–Mudflow;or

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged ­budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow-moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water. Yet,

State Water Board Adopts Climate Change Resolution

State Water Board Adopts Climate Change Resolution

Today the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution requiring a proactive approach to climate change in all Board actions, including drinking water regulation, water quality protection, and financial assistance.

“Today’s Board action is part of California’s continuing leadership on climate change,” said State Water Board Vice-Chair Fran Spivy-Weber, and

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged ­budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow-moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water.

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Getting a Grip on Sea Level Rise

Climate change, sea level rise, failing infrastructure, and challenged budgets are a recipe for disaster in the truest sense. However, while the fact of sea level rise is scientifically undisputed, it is a slow moving disaster. No one will wake up and find Miami or New York suddenly under water.

Climate-Ready Water Utilities

Climate-Ready Water Utilities

After preparing a climate change plan for her community’s wastewater treatment plant, Carol Murray, interim director for the Manchester Department of Public Works in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, says if she would have done anything differently, she would have started working on the plan seven years ago.

Doing a climate change plan with

Reader Profile: Kenneth Bahlinger

Reader Profile: Kenneth Bahlinger

Louisiana’s land loss crisis has claimed nearly 1,900 square miles since the 1930s. Without action, the state is poised to lose another 1,750 square miles. Increased flood risk creates potentially catastrophic conditions for southern Louisiana’s waterways, natural resources, wetlands, and culture. As a coastal restoration project manager for the Louisiana

Preparing for the Next Katrina

Preparing for the Next Katrina

When CNN news reporter Soledad O’Brien took a walk along the top of the new storm surge barrier known as the West Closure Complex (WCC), the structure stood in the immediate path of 2012’s Hurricane Isaac as it grudgingly made it way toward the Gulf Coast. Pausing offshore for days,

Opti to Provide Active Floodproofing to New York City   Businesses

Opti to Provide Active Floodproofing to New York City Businesses

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced last week that OptiRTC, Inc. (Opti) and Geosyntec Consultants won a competitive grant to provide flood proofing technologies to small businesses in New York City. The project’s mission is to enhance the resiliency of small

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