Topic: Public Policy

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ASCE members celebrate Senate infrastructure bill as ‘giant leap forward’

ASCE’s long-term advocacy efforts scored a huge victory this week when the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in a 69-30 bipartisan vote.

Exploring cybersecurity challenges in the water sector

A recent study in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management seeks to understand different stakeholders’ perspectives on the issue of cybersecurity in the Israeli water sector.

Policy Briefing: House, Senate bills would promote dam safety, hydropower, and river restoration

Legislation recently introduced in Congress would boost efforts to rehabilitate, retrofit, or remove U.S. dams while promoting safety, improving hydropower capacity, and restoring rivers.

Policy Briefing: Equity, environmental justice emerge as key goals of Biden infrastructure plan

The Biden administration wants to use infrastructure to improve racial equity and environmental justice while redressing harms associated with past projects.

Policy Briefing: Bipartisan water and wastewater bill clears Senate easily

In late April, the Senate handily passed legislation that would authorize more than $35 billion for drinking water and wastewater programs over five years.

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.

Testing and treating microplastics in water face challenges

Microplastics have come under increasing scrutiny, enough to be the focus of a California law. But a lot of uncertainty clouds the issue.

Biden’s United for Infrastructure remarks back ASCE’s investment message

United for Infrastructure 2021 week kicked off Monday with major – presidential – momentum.

New paper investigates the effects of roadway travel on spread of COVID-19

Can we extrapolate how roadway travel in the U.S. affected the spread of COVID-19? A new paper in the "Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems" does just that.

What is the cost of our failure to act?

When the nation fails to invest in infrastructure, everyone pays the price.