Tag: Coasts and Waterways

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Engineers help prepare for hurricane season

To protect people and infrastructure from hurricanes, engineers' efforts range from sea walls to sewer systems, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Clearwater, Florida, park will link downtown to waterfront

A 24-acre public park in Clearwater, Florida, will provide multiple recreational facilities while better connecting the city’s downtown to its urban waterfront along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Book examines efforts to tame America’s waterways

Journalist Tyler J. Kelley explores efforts to control America’s rivers in the face of changing climate patterns, aging infrastructure, lack of funds, and competing land-use demands.

Army Corps’ rapid mapping helped end Piney Point evacuations in Florida

In early April, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rapidly developed new inundation maps to help address public safety concerns due to a leaking reservoir at a decommissioned phosphate plant in Florida.

Floating ferry landings help solve NYC transit travails

The waterborne landings are designed to remain operational even if ground transportation services are interrupted by events such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

NASA beach project requires the right stuff — even for Florida sand

The sand for the new dune system had to meet specific requirements for grain size, color, and other factors because of the site’s dual nature as a spaceport and wildlife sanctuary.

Philadelphia to turn crumbling piers into a waterfront park

The piers, located along the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, will be linked with a curving boardwalk and will include various habitats for plants and aquatic life.

What’s next for America’s inland waterways

In this episode of ASCE Interchange, Janey Smith Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, discusses what’s next for America’s inland waterways.

Removing the ‘Ever Given’ from the Suez Canal is just the beginning

Dredgers helped free the massive Ever Given container ship after it became stuck in the Suez Canal at the end of March. But the impact of the incident is still developing.

Slideshow: Design of Belgium casino reinterprets area’s historic sand dunes

The coastal casino, to be built in the municipality of Middelkerke, Belgium, will boast organic exterior lines and offer seawall protection, walking paths, and rooftop plantings.