Friday, May 3, 2013
Climate Change and Wastewater
Good report - - Sewage Overflows from Hurricane Sandy. This issue repeatedly came up at the TISP Critical Infrastructure Conference that I attended at West Point last month. From the report:
Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest storm to hit the northeast U.S. in recorded history, killing 159, knocking out power to millions, and causing $70 billion in damage in eight states. Sandy also put the vulnerability of critical infrastructure in stark relief by paralyzing subways, trains, road and air traffic, flooding hospitals, crippling electrical substations, and shutting down power and water to tens of millions of people. But one of the larger infrastructure failures is less appreciated: sewage overflow.