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Q&A with Tony Lamanna: Rebuilding after a hurricane

Q&A with Tony Lamanna: Rebuilding after a hurricane

Starting small is key to disaster recovery, says expert who lived through Katrina and created a firm to help rebuild New Orleans. When Tony Lamanna bought his home in New Orleans, the civil engineer discovered a hatchet in the attic. The hatchet was stored there to...
Q & A with Kerry Hamilton:  Waterborne disease outbreaks

Q & A with Kerry Hamilton: Waterborne disease outbreaks

Assistant Professor Kerry Hamilton predicts risks from pathogens in water systems to limit exposure and health concerns, such as Legionnaires’ disease. Hamilton aims to help building owners and managers predict water-quality degradation sooner and better maintain...
Q&A with Morteza Abbaszadegan: What lives in floodwater?

Q&A with Morteza Abbaszadegan: What lives in floodwater?

Hurricanes of enormous magnitude have become almost routine. Abbaszadegan, an environmental microbiologist, discusses the composition and safety of floodwaters and what to do after the floodwater recedes. Abbaszadegan is the founding director of the National Science...