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  • Iowa Watershed Approach to Disaster Mitigation

    Recent spring flooding in Iowa caused roughly $2 billion in damages. Just over a decade ago, in 2008, flooding caused an estimated $10 billion in damage across Iowa, destroying and damaging thousands of homes and businesses. ...

  • Texas, Brays Bayou Project

    Following the devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the state of Texas, the city of Houston, and federal agencies have prioritized increasing resilience and reducing the risk of flooding in the Houston area. ...

  • Michigan’s Cyber Security Infrastructure

    Under Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan utilizes two key programs to protect the state’s critical infrastructure. Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps Since its creation in 2013, the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) has ...

  • North Dakota Flood Diversion Project

    Flooding along the Red River in North Dakota has repeatedly damaged the Fargo-Moorhead area, including major floods in 1997, 2009 and 2011. The Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project will prevent catastrophic flooding with a ...

  • Florida’s Resilient Coastlines Program

    In 2017, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection launched the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, which has developed the Resilient Coastlines Program to address the challenges posed by rising sea levels. ...

  • Vermont Transportation Resilience Planning Tool

    Following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) developed the Vermont Transportation Resilience Planning Tool (TRPT), a web-based application that identifies ...

  • Ohio’s Variable Speed and I-670 SmartLane Technology

    To increase safety and improve travel times on Ohio’s roadways, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has recently turned to variable speed limit technology through two pilot projects. For traffic eastbound on ...

  • New Mexico, Vanpooling Partnership for Commuting

    In 2019, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) launched “NMGo!” a partnership with the rental car company Enterprise to reduce congestion through a vanpooling service for commuters. The program connects ...

  • Alaska’s Renewable Energy Microgrids

    Kipnuk is one of the more remote communities in the United States. Located on the Kugkaktlik River in western Alaska, it is closer to Russia than to the nearest highway. Despite its remoteness and traditional culture, the ...

  • Pennsylvania’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

    Pennsylvania’s inventory of state-owned bridges is among the largest and oldest in the nation. Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation has prioritized transportation investments to repair and replace structurally ...