With rapid urbanization, inundation-induced property losses have become more and more severe. Urban inundation modeling is an effective way to reduce these losses. This paper introduces a simplified urban stormwater inundation simulation model based
A new study shows that plastic particles in water may end up inside fish brains. The plastic can cause brain damage, which is the likely cause of behavioral disorders observed in the fish.
As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damage
Coastal wetlands are an effective first line of defense and act by slowing down storm surges and reducing flooding Kelly Fike/USFWS, CC BYA 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017
(Swansea University) A new superhydrophilic filter has proven able to remove greater than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, as well as all bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil
Impact assessment of upstream flooding on extreme flood frequency analysis by incorporating a flood-inundation model for flood risk assessment
Publication date: November 2017 Source:Journal of Hydrology, Volume 554 Author(s): Tomohiro Tanaka, Yasuto Tachikawa, Yutaka Iachikawa, Kazuaki Yorozu Flood frequency analysis (FFA) is fundamental for providing hazard probability of flood
Stormwater Treatment Evaluation of a Constructed Floating Wetland after Two Years Operation in an Urban Catchment
Constructed Floating Wetlands (CFW) for stormwater treatment are increasingly used to treat urban runoff. However, studies of large-scale systems and the long-term evaluation of their treatment efficiency are scarce. This article presents the final r
A new IUPUI study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no.
Comparison of UV-LED and low pressure UV for water disinfection: Photoreactivation and dark repair of Escherichia coli
Publication date: 1 December 2017 Source:Water Research, Volume 126 Author(s): Guo-Qiang Li, Wen-Long Wang, Zheng-Yang Huo, Yun Lu, Hong-Ying Hu Studies on ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV-LED) water disinfection have shown advantag
Forecasting the Probability of Future Groundwater Levels Declining Below Specified Low Thresholds in the Conterminous U.S.
We present a logistic regression approach for forecasting the probability of future groundwater levels declining or maintaining below specific groundwater-level thresholds. We tested our approach on 102 groundwater wells in different climati
We used a sequential extraction technique to compare the forms and amounts of particulate phosphorus (PP) deposited in the top meter of sediment spanning salinities from 0 to 10 in three Chesapeake Bay subestuaries: the Potomac, Choptank, an