Water Resource Engineering

GeoAfrica 2009 Announced

By request of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Council, the South African Chapter of IGS (GIGSA) will host GeoAfrica 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 September 2009. The theme of this regional conference will be "Geosynthetics for Africa." Download the preliminary flyer here, and visit the IGS website for information on other chapter, regional and global events. Learn more here.; »

Climate Change and Runoff

On Thursday, March 13, specialists in climate change and infrastructure will gather at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a one-day event, "Adapting Community Infrastructure to Climate Change: Solutions for stormwater management and community forests." Stormwater, erosion control and water resource management are a few of the major topics. Download the event PDF here. Learn more here.; »

Heath Shuler - WRRDA

Rep. Heath Shuler’s Statement

Representative Heath Shuler, (D-NC) gave the following open statement in the House Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment hearing on the Water Resources Development Act of 2008. This hearing statement was made on February 7, 2008….“As a real estate developer, I am very familiar with the infrastructure requirements for a new development. One of the g... »

Specifying Geotextiles

geosindex.com lists geosynthetic data and it's free to access. Registration is never requested. For a sample of what the site provides, check out the geotextile data. The interactive table is sortable and users can choose what criteria fields they would like to see, such as CBR Puncture, NTPEP, and tensile strength. Questions on how to use the site or how to list your products? Contact us. Learn m... »

Klamath’s Calamity

The Klamath River along the California - Oregon border is the site of numerous 100-year-old dams. Proposals seem to be advancing, though, towards dismantling the power-oriented structures in order to free up more irrigation water. Plenty of erosion control, stabilization and containment technologies will be needed if this water rerouting project goes forth. It's still a ways away. Learn more here.... »

Billions Needed for Wastewater

A report from the US Environmental Protection Agency suggests that more than $200 billion in capital investments are needed to control wastewater pollution in the next 20 years. The four-year study focused on publicly owned wastewater facilities and marked $134.4 billion for treatement and collection, $54.8 billion for overflow correction and $9 billion for stormwater management. Learn more here.; »

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