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Posts Tagged ‘Katrina

If you haven’t heard of David Zetland’s blog entitled “Aguanomics”, it’s a blog dedicated to water and the economics of water.  As it turns out, today he writes about the civil engineering profession in light of the New Orleans “failure”.  It’s a great post, and it’s a must read for anyone that is interested in [...]

05 Aug, 2008

Katrina a failure of civil engineering

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

City Journal recently posted an article on the true reasons for the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The author argues that the problems in New Orleans occurred due to poorly designed and maintained infrastructure. It’s an interesting point, and something that should be a warning to anyone who works in the field of stormwater management. Katrina’s [...]


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