Category Archive: Technology

Oct 29 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/29/12): Deadly Floods in South Africa and Nigeria

This week: Displacement of thousands due to flooding in Nigeria, rebuilding Louisiana wetlands, the death toll rising after more flooding in South Africa, progress on the West Sacramento setback levee, and tips for more effective slideshow presentations. Mississippi River Diversion Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Geologists Find (Science Daily) The extensive system of levees along the …

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Oct 15 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/15/12): River Restoration Threatened by Extreme Bill

This week: The story of the removal of Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine, an extreme bill threatening river restoration, introduction of the SAFE Levee Act, and social media in the workplace.

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Jun 18 2012

A Few Good Reads (6/18/12): Removal of a Penobscot River Dam, and the Effects of the High Park Fire in Northern Colorado

High Park Fire 6-18-12

This week: Removal of Penobscot River dam begins, flooding in Florida, water operations affected by the High Park Fire in Northern Colorado, value pricing and the client matrix, and ArcGIS Online continues to improve. Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River begins coming down as part of restoration project (The Republic) Demolition of a 200-year-old dam on …

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May 21 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/21/12): Communicating Flood Risk

This week: flooding in the country of Georgia, learning flood communication from the Dutch, reforming our flood insurance system, floating robots, and the potential failure mode for the Colorado River Basin. Can the Dutch teach us something on the power of communication? (The Water Away) In the Netherlands, it is not uncommon to find large …

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