RSS Feed

My Products

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Latest News

News / Using narratives to improve the communication and collaboration between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Image: Jay Hershey, a debris engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York Recovery...  Read More

News / The role of climate change in eastern Australia's wild storms

Image: Stormy weather on the Gold Coast. Photo by Sandid/Pixabay (public domain). Acacia Pepler, ...  Read More

News / 87% of case studies show that disaster risk reduction is good value for money

Image: Rock river floodwaters in downtown Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Catron (CC BY-S...  Read More
More News

Welcome /


Report: US Government Accountability Office (GAO): Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events
Category: Defence & Security, Government & Policy, Latest News

Major infrastructure projects undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers are at risk from climate change impacts like extreme weather and sea level rise. This, according to a recent report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), is compounded by the fact that the Army Corps has only just started to assess the scale of the vulnerability, and suffers from a lack of funding to do so effectively.

The Army Corps of Engineers is an agency that doesn’t always grab the headlines, yet the amount and scale, of work undertaken by its 37,000 military and civilian staff, is staggering. Picking some headline figures from the agency’s website, the Corps owns or operates: 609 dams, 257 navigation locks, 75 hydroelectric power plants (24% of total US capacity), 12,000 miles of navigable rivers, and 609 coastal or inland harbours.To top it all, it is also the nation’s number one provider of outdoor recreation with more than 368 million visits to thousands of sites across the country.

Download Back