“How can we connect our pipe infrastructure to the sewers?”
Municipal waste is one of the largest problems that urban infrastructure has to deal with. One asset that can greatly help is by implementing Sewer Connections. This way, waste can be easily filtered out the drain and into a dumping ground.
Raw Water Collection Point
“How can we collect raw water from a single source?”
Municipal water systems form one of the backbones of modern infrastructure. However, it all needs to be collected at a single point. This usually comes in the form of a Raw Water Collection Point, which can be located at some raw source of water such as a lake, river, groundwater, or an underground aquifer.
“What happens when pipes burst?”
Pipes are one of the backbones of modern infrastructure. Without them, our means of transporting fluids would be losses. However, if a pipe faces too much pressure, then they can burst suddenly. This Pipe Bursting keeps engineers awake at night and municipalities on their toes.
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Geospatial Slope Estimation
“How does geospatial software estimate the slope of maps?”
Slope analysis is extremely useful for numerous geospatial applications ranging from housing placement to wildfire risk estimation. However, how exactly is the sloe calculated? Well, what geospatial software usually does is take each data point of height and compare it to its eight neighbors to estimate the height difference. This is how Geospatial Slope Estimation is performed.
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Why Building Dense Development Near the Ocean Can Improve Heat Resilience
“Why will building dense development near the ocean improve heat resilience?”
The Earth’s climate is definitely becoming hotter. And this is even more true in regions further inland, where temperatures can build up even more. Soon enough, some of these locations may become uninhabitable. To solve this, we can put more people in dense development near the ocean (but outside of sea-level rise and storm surge zones) to live in cooler more accessible weather. This is Why Building Dense Development Near the Ocean Can Improve Heat Resilience.
“What exactly are the utilities that provide water services?”
Water is essential for life. Whether it be for hydrating ourselves or for nourishing the plants that we eat. However, how exactly is water transported to our infrastructure? Well, it all has to do with Water Utilities. The same way that electricity is provided through electrical utilities, water is provided by water utilities.
Urban Wildfire Simulations
“How should we design simulations for urban wildfires?”
Most wildfire simulations are designed to compute wildfires that occur in rural forested areas. However, with the advent of climate change, these fires are overshooting and finding their way into urban areas. Since this can cause untold harm to the people who live there, Urban Wildfire Simulations will need to be developed in order to deal with these problems.
Microgrids for Flood Resilience
“How can we establish microgrids for flood resilience?”
Electricity infrastructure damage is a very common effect of flooding. One way to build resilience to this would be to build a microgrid that would ensure the dependent infrastructure will have electricity in light of the failure. This is how we can use Microgrids for Flood Resilience.
Why Urban Densification Will Allow Cities to Accommodate More Climate Refugees
“How will allowing for a denser urban environment allow cities to accommodate more climate refugees?”
The Earth’s changing climate is forcing many people to flee their homes in search of new ones. As the land available to be inhabited becomes smaller, a few places are going to see tremendous population growth. Many of these areas do not have urban zoning and building layout to accommodate such a move. However, if they choose to densify, then they will be able to handle the influx of denizens and provide everyone a safe and happy place to live. This is Why Urban Densification Will Allow Cities to Accommodate More Climate Refugees.