New Orleans Achieves Stronger Infrastructure Resilience thru the IHNC Surge Barrier

The catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 provide many lessons on infrastructure resilience. The threat of storm surges remains because of the city’s average elevation level is six feet (or almost 2 meters) below sea level and being bodies of water surround the city. In 2005, the 28-foot storm surge that Hurricane Katrina created… Continue reading New Orleans Achieves Stronger Infrastructure Resilience thru the IHNC Surge Barrier

Renewable Energy Projects Key To Infrastructure Resilience in Disaster Areas of the Philippines?

When Typhoon Yolanda battered Northern Iloilo on 8 November, it brought much havoc to Estancia, including Bayas Island, which is 8 kilometers off the town. Amidst the surrounding destruction in the island, the solar panel that Central Philippine University Affiliated Renewable Energy Center (CPU-AREC) installed in 2001 remains standing and functioning. Typhoon Yolanda blew off… Continue reading Renewable Energy Projects Key To Infrastructure Resilience in Disaster Areas of the Philippines?