Infrastructure

Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

Mywater-Flint is an app built to help with the Flint water crises funded by Google and developed by Michigan Engineers.|Medium Read
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$2.5M to launch a new era in ‘natural hazards engineering’

A $2.5 million project funded by the NSF will create a computational framework to define a set of standards for disaster researchers.|Medium Read

Universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies that are expected to provide additional guidance about the use of filters in Flint.|Medium Read
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Large seawalls are effective at cutting tsunami deaths

Seawalls higher than approximately 16 feet can effectively reduce tsunami-related damage and death, according to a new study that applies big-data analytics to more than 200 years of tsunami records from the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. |Medium Read
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Newhofs create prize for advancing water treatment

The $10,000 prize (plus travel reimbursement) will be awarded during the 2017 Borchardt Conference, a Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater Treatment held at the University of Michigan.|Short Read
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Drones and natural disasters

Michigan engineers believe they have a method to measure disasters by utilizing drone technology.|Short Read

Flint water crisis: Michigan Engineers offer insights

Water quality researchers at Michigan Engineering are concerned about several long-term aspects of the Flint drinking water crisis and they're keeping close tabs on the unfolding situation.|Medium Read
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Faster evacuation: Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning

As the tenth U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced data analytics and optimization techniques to find better ways to evacuate regions before disaster strikes.|Medium Read
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Talking trash in Jakarta

CEE graduate student Frank Sedlar has developed a system combining time lapse cameras and computer vision algorithms in order to better understand how the complex urban environment clashes with its powerful natural forces.|Short Read
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Make it earthquake proof

CEE researchers are looking into materials rarely used in the construction world for retro-fitting older structures and provide a type of affordable earthquake insulation barrier.|Short Read