Resilient flood mitigation protects Louisiana levee system

September 24th, 2021

By Lee Pierce, Vice President of Engineered Systems and Business Development, Propex Operating Co. LLC Worker installing the ARMORMAX system on a New Orleans levee. Photograph courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC Sixteen years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into Louisiana, Hurricane Ida made landfall just 40 miles (64 km) down the coast. In […]

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Long-term HPTRM solutions for climate change resilience

August 26th, 2021

By Kathryn Grant, Marketing Manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC The University of Arizona Solar Zone at Tech Park, Tucson, Ariz. Photography courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC In August 2021, the Biden administration released more than $3.46 billion to support climate change resilience. The funds, which will be distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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Stabilizing Oyster Lake’s outfall

February 1st, 2021

The completed outfall with sea oats beginning to grow Preserving a unique ecosystem with an environmentally friendly solution By Drew Loizeaux Coastal dune lakes are freshwater lakes located within 2 miles (3.2 km) of an ocean coastline. These rare ecosystems are only found in a handful of locations around the globe, including Madagascar, New Zealand, […]

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A geosynthetic wrap-face vegetated wall system

October 1st, 2020

For highway embankment construction  By Stanley M. Miller and Drew Loizeaux A recent creek enhancement project to facilitate the passage of bull trout in Pend Oreille County of northeastern Washington state required removal of a 6-foot (1.8-m) diameter concrete culvert (Figure 1), realignment of a well-traveled county road and a new 58-foot (17.7-m) span bridge. […]

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