Tag: resilience

Enhancing Community Environmental Resilience Through Brownfield Revitalization and Process-based Stream Restoration

By Christina Hiegel, PE, and Colin Barry, PG, CFM Environmental challenges are among the concerns many communities grapple with as they strategically plan to become more resilient and ensure a strong, vibrant future. Two frequently occurring environmental challenges are the revitalization of brownfield sites in protection of human and environmental health and the restoration of… Read More »

Helping Communities Build Resilience

By Bruce Ommen, PE If there’s one attribute that individuals, business owners, communities, and government agencies have needed in 2020 it’s this: Resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly and bounce back from difficult situations. This year has given us all a lot of practice in doing just that. About the Expert: Bruce Ommen,… Read More »

Riprap, Flood Mapping Useful in Fighting Rising Great Lakes Waves

Courtesy Bryan Nebel of Nebel Construction. By Peter Kolaszewski, PE Last year Lake Erie and Ontario water levels broke record high marks. Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron came within about an inch of record highs. Lake levels did not see their typical fall/winter decline, and Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie set new monthly records… Read More »