Professor Amr M. Baz

 

 

 

 
search

UMD    This Site


 






Galloway is among engineers and scientists recommending river reconnection to prevent flooding disasters.

In the December 11 issue of Science, five scientists and engineers including CEE?s Dr Gerry Galloway, recommend converting certain areas, now protected from low level flooding, into natural flood in order to prevent flooding disasters that are normally the result of levee-breaks and other failures of existing infrastructure. This floodplain reconnection will help alleviate the consequences of flooding when it occurs by encouraging flood-tolerant land uses in the floodplain areas and by providing more areas for water to go when rivers crest. In the article, the researchers suggest methods for negotiating the political and economic roadblocks that must be overcome to implement their plan and provide a case study of a successful floodplain reconnection.

(Source: University Communications/UMD)

On another note, Dr. Galloway, Research Professor and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, was recently selected to serve on the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academies. This roundtable is a collection of respected experts in various fields from all over the nation. Members serve a three year term and facilitate an exchange of ideas and problem-solving skills in various arenas, such as, geotech and water resources engineering.

For more information on this item, please click here.

(Source: Georgia Tech School of Civil Engineering)



December 22, 2009


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Roadside Soil Amendments: Finding the Right Mix

EVs and Equity: Closing the Gap

UMD Roundtable Weighs Lessons Learned From Key Bridge Collapse

Conduit Study Wins Capstone Expo Award

Key Bridge: What Comes Next?

Students with Entrepreneurial Curiosity: Launch Your Business Idea at Maryland

Engineering Students Fabricate Tomorrow’s Solutions Today

Abdolmajid Erfani, UMD Team Win ASCE's Wellington Prize

Improving Access to Electric Vehicles Through Crowdfunding

Securing the Railways of the Future

 

 

 

©2010  |  University of Maryland

UMD Home Clark School Home Home