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July 28, 2021 - Pretty cool concept of generating hydroelectricity from tides as is shown here. We need to diversify energy generation and invest in the research of alternative energy sources. 

July 28, 2021 - Indeed, the good, the bad, and the very bad! xkcd is great!

July 19, 2021 - Dr. Vasconcelos was invited to present one of the keynote presentations in the 2021 International workshop on Sustainable Urban Drainage. The event will be hosted both in-person for those attending in Ningbo, China, as well as remotely. The title of the presentation will be "Advancing the Applicability of SWMM to Represent Dynamic Unsteady Flows in Urban Water Systems". More details will follow! 

July 9, 2021 - IAHR has organized a round table discussion on the future of hydraulic structures for communities, practitioners, and researchers. Moderated by Stefan Felder, we had the participation of a great ensemble of researchers, as is shown here.

July 1, 2021 - Jose Adriasola (Principal Engineer Hydraulics & Hydrology at Bechtel) has invited Dr. Vasconcelos for a lecture for the course "ICH3800 Tópicos Avanzados en Ingeniería Hidráulica" for students at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Our presentation slides can be found here.

June 24, 2021 - Robson Pachaly (our Ph.D. student) work has been focusing on the calibration of CN factors for porous pavements. We have installed a more precise outlet which has been helping to determine what CN values would be more adequate to describe these types of stormwater green infrastructure.

June 14, 2021 - A picture from a recent field survey in stormwater structures in Jefferson County as a part of understanding the fast and dynamic responses of urban watersheds to rain events.

June 10, 2021 - We have initiated a new project sponsored by the Jefferson County Department of Health to study the hydrological response of certain urban areas that are experiencing flash flood events. We are making use of an interesting combination of field measurements and numerical modeling using hydrological/hydraulic tools. Keep watching for some results in the coming weeks!

June 7, 2021 -  Very interesting presentations on the Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference Huntsville Marriott at Space & Rocket Center. The link to the event is here 

June 4, 2021 -  Next week we will have two presentations on the 2021 ASCE EWRI congress. the times shown below are on Eastern Time. The afternoon talk is part of a  session where we will have talks on unsteady two-phase flows. Please join us! A detailed schedule of the congress can be found here

June 1, 2021 -  Merecido reconhecimento da IWA ao professor Marcos Von Sperling - http://abes-dn.org.br/?p=41586

May 31, 2021 -  This is an interesting tool showing the drainage paths from CONUS to the nearby larger water bodies - Thanks, Felipe Penaloza! - https://river-runner.samlearner.com

May 3, 2021 -  Contribution from our student Robson in collaboration with UFSM on applying ASD and customized Preissmann Slots within SWMM to represent surging in large stormwater tunnels: Surge predictions in a large stormwater tunnel system using SWMM 

March 27, 2021 -  Contribution from our student Robson in collaboration with UFSM to evaluate the applicability of SWMM to represent closed pipe transients flows: Evaluating SWMM capabilities to simulate closed pipe transients

April 2021 - New research was approved by the Alabama Department of Transportation with PI's Vasconcelos and Anderson. We will be developing research on field characterization and hydrological estimation of scours in Alabama Bridges, through a research project recently supported by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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December 2020
New collaboration with UFSM
PI Vasconcelos visited UFSM and developed new research cooperation with faculty at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, on urban geysers. One of the largest geysering apparatuses was created and new experimental data and publications are in the works.

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June, 2019
Councilperson Eduardo Romero, from the CIty Council in Campo Grande, Brazil has invited us for a presentation on the future challenges in the management of urban water, and particularly stormwater systems.

March, 2019
Through contacts with our partners in Santa Maria, Brazil, we will develop a new stage in our partnership with a 2-week long course and the start of new experimental studies in the UFSM Hydraulics Lab.

April, 2019
Our visit to Campo Grande, Brazil and the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul is all set. We will be developing collaborations, courses and talks in our 2 weeks there. More details can be found here.

March, 2018
Dr. Steve Wright, Dr. Jose Vasconcelos and Dr. James Lewis were awarded the Telford Premium by the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK. This award is result of the publication of "Air–water interactions in urban drainage systems", selected as the best paper in 2018 for the Journal of Engineering and Computational Mechanics.