Category Archives: Infrastructure

NIST to Study PR Infrastructure Impacts

NIST Launches Study of Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it will study the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, focusing specifically on the performance of critical … Continue reading

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New Tool for Setting Recovery Priorities

Northeastern professor creates new way to help cities recover from disasters Northeastern Professor Ozlem Ergun has a new tool to prioritize recovery efforts after a city is hit by an earthquake, hurricane or other disaster. Here is the direct link … Continue reading

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The Dirty Truth About Disasters

Cities Swimming in Raw Sewage as Hurricanes Overwhelm Systems. Treatment plants unable to cope with influx from Irma, Harvey. Human waste, chemicals sent to waterways by outmatched plants

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Climate Change and Its Effects on Infrastructure

From the WashPost: Phoenix heat, Tropical Storm Cindy show how climate change is a threat to our infrastructure

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U.S. Is Lagging in Infrastructure

The U.S. Has Forgotten How to Do Infrastructure. The nation once built things fast and cheaply. Now experts are puzzled why costs are higher and projects take longer than in other countries. A key explanation: That suggests that U.S. costs … Continue reading

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Securing Critical Sectors

From the HSDL, this account of a new report on critical infrastructure by MIT: Keeping America Safe: Toward More Secure Networks for Critical Sectors

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Infrastructure – exposure from natural disasters

From RAND: Characterizing National Exposures to Infrastructure from Natural Disasters; Data and Methods Documentation

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