News & Announcements Blog

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  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012 3:01 PM | Anonymous
    The Department of Civil Engineering at The College of New Jersey has recently acquired an opening for a full-time visiting professor in the field of water resources and environmental engineering beginning August 27, 2012.  The term of the appointment is for 1 academic year (Fall 2012 / Spring 2013) and the successful applicant will be required to teach classes primarily in: Fluid Mechanics, Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology, and Environmental Engineering.  The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or Masters degree and have teaching experience in these areas, however, candidates with a Bachelor's degree and significant industry experience will also be considered.  Interested persons should contact Dr. Michael Horst at or via phone at 814-571-5607.
  • Monday, July 09, 2012 1:59 PM | Anonymous
    The Record
    Here's a look at New Jersey towns with the most National Flood Insurance Program claims from 1978 through April 30, 2012, and how much the program paid to owners.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:19 PM | Anonymous

    For your information and awareness. Spread the word!!!

    Please feel free to provide feedback on the new site.

  • Monday, March 12, 2012 8:02 PM | Craig Wenger (Administrator)
    Flood safety awareness week is THIS week.  Read up on all your flood safety and flood information from NOAA here

  • Monday, January 23, 2012 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    Nurture Nature presents...a Four-Part Climate Series:

    • Climate 101: The Nature of Climate, Tuesday, Jan 24 (7pm - 9pm)
    • Climate 102: A People Planet, Thursday, Jan 26 (7pm - 9pm)
    • Community Art Workshops
    • Valley Wide Forum

    For additional information on this series and how to register, please visit

  • Friday, January 20, 2012 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of "Community Tsunami Preparedness: 2nd Edition". This 6-hour module is intended primarily for emergency managers in coastal communities that could be impacted by a tsunami. In addition to discussing the science behind tsunamis, their formation, and their hazards, the module provides an overview of forecast products and tools that emergency managers can use to help prepare their communities for these threats.

    The first version of the module was released in May, 2011. This 2nd edition provides new information about regional tsunami risks, evacuations, and the recovery process. In addition, a new section contains video interviews with Crescent City, CA officials who describe what it was like to prepare for the March 11, 2011 tsunami and what lessons can be shared with other coastal emergency managers.

    The module also contains links to extensive Reference and Resources sections. The latter provides tsunami PowerPoint presentations for each major U.S. region (Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, West Coast, Hawaii and Pacific Islands, Alaska, and Caribbean) that can be downloaded and customized for a particular location or need.

    Please follow this link to start the module:

    For those of you not familiar with the COMET Program, it is totally free, sponsored by the National Weather Service.  The only obligation is that you will have to create a username and password.  Once you are in the website you'll see many other training modules for environmental and geo-sciences too besides this new one for tsunamis.  The ones on floods are top notch.  ~Patti Wnek, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA, National Weather Service, Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:17 PM | Craig Wenger (Administrator)
    Click HERE for a great explanation of storm surge!
  • Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:41 AM | Craig Wenger (Administrator)
    Great Opportunity to work with New Jersey's Flooding problems

    Civil Engineering Trainee_Overview.pdf

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