March 16, 2016 12:37
Sharan Wilson has been named executive director for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Region One. She succeeds Russ Adsit, FASLA. Adsit led IECA from November 2007 to June 2015. Wilson was formally introduced at IECA’s “Environmental Connection 2016” conference in San Antonio, Texas, recently....
Sept. 15, 2015 10:20
The Minneapolis, Minnesota, city attorney wants to sue the architectural firm that designed the memorial to the victims of the 2007 I- 35W bridge collapse. She says there are defects with the $1 million memorial in downtown Minneapolis, which was completed in 2011....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the New Jersey coastline, from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, to collect information for future beach replenishment projects....
May 16, 2011 04:52
The city council in El Paso, Texas, recently implemented new restrictions governing grading permits for developers who want to bulldoze a hillside....
March 19, 2012 04:23
About two-thirds of Palm Beach County’s beachfront is considered “critically eroded” by Florida beach standards. The county’s original plan called for wave-dampening rock walls called “breakwaters” that would jut out of the ocean parallel to the shore....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
Residents of Broad Beach, in Malibu, California, have proposed a $20 million plan to reshape the area by dredging 600,000 cubic yards of sand from one of several “borrow” sites at the bottom of the ocean. Homeowners include wellknown celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Michael Ovitz, Dustin Hoffman and Ray Romano....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
Property owners in Minnesota have received state grants to help restore flood and erosion damage to their homes and businesses. Although some help is available from the federal Small Business Administration, many homeowners and small businesses could only qualify for $50,000, no matter how large the overall bill for restoration might be....
July 15, 2014 11:44
Coastal erosion is a global problem; it’s estimated that at least 70 percent of sandy beaches around the world experience it. In the U.S., around 86 percent of East Coast beaches have significantly eroded in the past 100 years. There’s plenty of erosion on the West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico as well....
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
Slope Stability Analysis and Reinforcement Principles; Soil Microbiology and Restoration Ecology; Effective Best of the BMPs; Using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE 2) to Predict Water Erosion and Sediment Deposition Rates on......

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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