Weekly Poll (6)


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending $190.7 million in funding to a flood risk management project in Milton, West Virginia. Should research and funding be utilized nationwide to prepare for and prevent the results of natural disasters?


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts, including raising current buildings and expanding the capacity of stormwater systems. Do you believe these standards should be adapted in other coastal states?


A recent report found that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States is at risk of being rendered inoperable due to flooding. These structures include police stations, airports and hospitals, and the risk is expected to worsen over the next 30 years. Do you believe enough is being done to address this problem?


In April, the City of Miami announced that it would be investing nearly $4 billion in spending over the next 40 years in an effort to keep the city dry from rising seas. Do you believe other coastal communities will be making similar announcements in the near future?


London-based Heatherwick Studio recently released design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood. Do you think expect other new coastal commercial projects will take similar approaches to potential flood protection?


The United States Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina. Do you believe other U.S. coastal cities will begin to combat future flooding and rising sea levels with new infrastructure projects?


 
 
   

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