Panel Discussion: The Environmental Impact of Our Next President

The President-elect, Donald J. Trump, will have a large impact on Environmental regulations, policy, laws, litigation and enforcement over the next four years.

The local Austin chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) in conjunction with AAEES has assembled a knowledgeable and distinguished panel of environmental policy experts to discuss the probable direction that our new President will take. The panel:

  • David Eaton, Professor-Natural Resources Policy Studies, LBJ School, University of Texas, Austin
  • Asher Price, Environmental Reporter, Austin-American Statesman
  • Steve Minick, Vice President-Government Affairs, Texas Association of Business
  • Brian Flynn, Moderator, Board Certified Environmental Engineer

This one hour panel discussion was held at the University of Texas at Austin on November 17, 2016. It consists of statements by each of the three panelists, followed by questions from the audience. The panelists answers are very interesting and illuminating.

This video is a must-see item for every environmental professional who is curious about the direction of environmental policy in the next four years in the United States.

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CH2M to Design Coastal Resiliency Solutions in Manhattan

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the primary capital construction project manager that builds many of the civic facilities in New York City, has selected CH2M as part of a team to deliver preliminary and final design services for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project in the borough of Manhattan.

A mitigation outcome of Hurricane Sandy, ESCR is an integrated coastal protection system that will reduce the risk of flooding and facilitate access to the waterfront, creating improved public spaces and enhanced natural areas. Stretching from Montgomery Street to East 25th Street in Lower Manhattan, the project will strengthen the urban floodplain against floods and rising sea levels, while providing social and environmental benefits to the community.

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Eco-Friendly Concrete Created

Date: February 13, 2017
Source: Rutgers University
Summary: In the future, wide-ranging composite materials are expected to be stronger, lighter, cheaper and greener for our planet, thanks to a new invention. Nine years ago, an American researcher invented an energy-efficient technology that harnesses largely low-temperature, water-based reactions.

In the future, wide-ranging composite materials are expected to be stronger, lighter, cheaper and greener for our planet, thanks to an invention by Rutgers' Richard E. Riman.

Nine years ago, Riman, a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering, invented an energy-efficient technology that harnesses largely low-temperature, water-based reactions. As a result, he and his team can make things in water that previously were made at temperatures well above those required to thermally decompose plastics.

So far, the revolutionary technology has been used to make more than 30 different materials, including concrete that stores carbon dioxide, the prime greenhouse gas linked to climate change. Other materials include multiple families of composites that incorporate a wide range of metals, polymers and ceramics whose behavior can be processed to resemble wood, bone, seashells and even steel.

A promising option is creating materials for lightweight automobiles, said Riman, who holds dozens of patents and was recently named a fellow of the National Academy of ... click here to continue.

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Free AAEES Webinar: State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters

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