Civil Works

Podcast Deep Dive: Post-wildfire flood risk management

On Episode #1, we explored ways ERDC is helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local communities better prepare for the increased flooding risk that follows a wildfire. LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE Watch the video below to learn more about how ERDC is helping local communities reduce the risk of these destructive floods by…

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#1: Post-wildfire Flood Risk Management

The intensity and frequency of wildfires in the United States is increasing, bringing immense devastation that is compounded by a lesser-known threat. Flood risks also increase exponentially after a wildfire due to sediment hazards, vegetation loss, soil changes and the reduced capacity of reservoirs. Destructive debris floods can be 1,000-times larger than pre-wildfire floods. In…

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USACE Civil Works R&D: Value to the Nation

Through its Civil Works missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the national economy, community resilience, and human and ecosystem health with focus on: Navigation, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, and Ecosystem Restoration. Inherent in these mission’s is the efficient and effective design, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of our nation’s vast portfolio of infrastructure…

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ERDC: Serving the Warfighter and the Nation

Did you know that ERDC is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ premier research and development organization? ERDC conduct world-class research, with world-class people, focused on solving challenges for the Warfighter and Nation. Learn more about the work ERDC does in this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZQ7gx9PXcQ

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ERDC’s R&D

The most complex challenges require multidisciplinary approaches and solutions, utilizing expertise across laboratories to address them. ERDC uses two enterprise approaches to manage and execute major programs: ERDC Research and Development Areas (RDAs) and ERDC Core Competencies. ERDC RDAs are used for enterprise program development and management. ERDC’s Core Competencies are those that Army and…

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