Environmental and Water Resource Institute (EWRI)

EWRI Upcoming events

    • 09 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Roland’s Seafood Grill: 1904 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

    Dinner Seminar: Presented by EWRI and the Continuing Education Committee

    Speakers: Brian Shaw & Alan George

    Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States. All 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. Due to climate change and other factors, flood events are increasing in number and intensity. To protect the health, safety, and welfare of homes and their occupants during a flood event, homes must be built into compliance with local, state, and federal codes and regulations. This course describes floodplains and the potential hazards to buildings. Unless there are flood openings that allow floodwaters to flow into and out of enclosures below the Base Flood Elevation, hydrostatic pressure builds up on the foundation walls and can cause major damage. The course also defines the differences in engineered and non-engineered flood openings and their ability to ensure resilient structures. It explains the differences between wet floodproofing and dry floodproofing techniques, and when they are applicable. It also clarifies the regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas. This course analyzes the role of building compliance in lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available to existing structures.

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    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe floods, floodplains, and the potential hazards to buildings.

    • Explain the differences between wet flood proofing and dry flood proofing techniques and acceptable applications.

    • Describe the role of flood openings in flood events to ensure resilient structures

    • Identify regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas.

    • Analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available.

    Dinner is complimentary, limited space available.

    Event Flyer

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • TBD

    "Engineering a Sustainable Economy, Innovating Solutions for the 21st Century". 

    Details will come soon. 

    • 19 May 2019
    • 23 May 2019
    • Pittsburgh

    National EWRI Conference will be hosted in Pittsburgh.  More details coming soon.

Past events

17 Jun 2017 EWRI River Sweep
04 May 2017 Tech Talk: Complete Streets
07 Mar 2017 EWRI General Body Meeting
19 Jan 2017 EWRI Tech Talks: Legal Considerations for Utility Coordination
24 Oct 2016 Green Infrastructure Tour and Dinner Seminar
06 Oct 2016 CANCELLED - EWRI Tech Talks
19 May 2016 8th Annual Sustainability Conference
17 Mar 2016 EWRI / GI Joint Dinner Meeting
04 Nov 2015 ACE Mentoring: Water Resources
20 Oct 2015 EWRI Lunch and Technical Seminar: Water Reuse - Oxelia Filtration System
05 May 2015 7th Annual Sustainability Conference: Practical and Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Communities
16 Apr 2015 CANCELLED - EWRI Dinner & Seminar: Innovative Disinfection
09 Apr 2015 EWRI CMU Networking Event
12 Feb 2015 EWRI Breakfast Seminar: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water and Wastewater
21 Jan 2015 ACE Mentoring - Water Resources
18 Dec 2014 December EWRI Meeting
03 Dec 2014 EWRI Student-Professional Networking Event
03 Dec 2014 Open Access Journals in Water Resources
15 Nov 2014 Epanet modeling workshop
30 Oct 2014 CANCELLED - Innovative Disinfection Seminar
23 Oct 2014 October EWRI Meeting
11 Sep 2014 Dinner and Seminar: Development and Remediation for Brownfields
04 Sep 2014 EWRI-PGH Green Infrastructure Lunch Seminar
24 Apr 2014 CMU-EWRI Networking Event
29 Mar 2014 HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS Workshop
27 Mar 2014 EWRI Sustainability Conference
07 Feb 2014 Potential Water Quality Impacts from Leaking Sewers
04 Dec 2013 EWRI Formal Networking Event
27 Aug 2013 Storm Water Certification Courses
18 Apr 2013 What is a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)?
31 Jan 2013 EWRI Board Meeting
13 Dec 2012 12th Annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Smart Growth Conference
08 Nov 2012 Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers
12 Oct 2012 The 5th Annual Sustainability Conference
26 Jul 2012 EWRI Board Meeting
12 Jun 2012 CANCELED: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDLs) and Impacts to Regional Sewage & Stormwater Planning & Permitting
29 Apr 2012 CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and Entrepeneurship
28 Mar 2012 Dam Breach Analysis Using HEC-RAS
19 Jan 2012 Marcellus Shale Environmental & Geotechnical Impacts
10 Nov 2011 Innovative Stormwater Management Workshop
19 Oct 2011 Geosynthetics for Sediment Control, Erosion Prevention, and Stormwater Management
22 Sep 2011 EWRI 4th Annual Sustainability Conference
21 Jun 2011 The Formation of Stormwater Utilities
31 Mar 2011 Annual CSO Event
27 Jan 2011 Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Exploration and Environmental Impacts
18 Nov 2010 Geosynthetics for Sediment Control, Erosion Prevention and Stormwater Management
28 Oct 2010 Pennsylvania's Aging Water Infrastructure
09 Sep 2010 Pittsburgh Regional Water Conference (6 PDHs)
09 Mar 2010 Annual CSO/SSO Solutions Dinner - UPDATE
19 Jan 2010 Microturbine Technology for Utilization of Biogas to Create Sustainable Energy
03 Nov 2009 Stormwater Management in Sustainable Urban Design
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