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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working in support of the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency - and in coordination with other federal, state, local and tribal partners – in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The latest facts and figures about our ongoing activities are contained in the following infographic (As of April 9).
A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) is working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a participatory watershed plan in the Guayubin River sub-basin of the Yaque del Norte basin in the Dominican Republic using Shared Vision Planning (SVP) principles.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces it has received a verbal mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to construct a large alternate care facility in downtown Detroit. USACE continues to make significant progress across the nation in its efforts to support the FEMA-led response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
Baltimore District Alternate Care Site Task Force Members perform a site inspection at the Brockbridge Correctional Facility in Jessup, Maryland, March 24, 2020. This is part of a larger FEMA mission assignment to convert large spaces to serve as alternate care sites in response to COVID-19.
Hear remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, specific to support by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the national Coronavirus response. These clips are excerpts from the March 20th press conference in the Pentagon.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recognized team members for stellar performances during calendar year 2019 at its monthly Town Hall on February 27, 2020.
A significant ongoing initiative supported by USACE’s Institute for Water Resources (IWR) is its Civil Works Business Intelligence (CWBI) effort. Begun in the early 2010s with USACE senior leadership endorsement in 2018 of a CWBI Strategic Plan, CWBI aims to provide multiple benefits to USACE data management, decision making, and interfaces with project users and the public.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a book titled The Development of Water Resources Planning in the United States from the Reclamation Act of 1902 to the Principles and Standards of 1973: An Assessment Based on Original Sources by David C. Major and Eugene Z. Stakhiv. This book is a continuation in the series of publications for IWR’s Maass-White Library Series in Water Planning and Management.
Devices such as Amazon’s Echo or Google Assistant are two of many types of intelligent personal assistant (IPA) devices that have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Intelligent personal assistants, also known as digital or virtual assistants, are electronic devices that can interpret audible commands and provide responses in some capacity, visually or audibly. Technology available for one’s home is quickly outpacing the common technology found in your average government office. It begs the question, when will the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers obtain these devices and how will they be used? This question also leads to more questions about compatibility with existing technologies and the feasibility of using these devices in the future.
The Corps' Regional Economic System (RECONS) 2.0 model is a nationally-certified model designed for Regional Economic Development (RED) assessments with unlimited access Corps wide. The 2.0 version of RECONS is an update and enhancement of the previously-certified 1.0 version.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a report entitled Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations. This report provides a general introduction to the programs and processes available for non-Federal partners and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) representatives to work together to address the Nation’s water resources problems.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a report entitled Value to the Nation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Programs: Estimates of National Economic Development (NED) Benefits and Revenues to the U.S. Treasury for 2010-2015.

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