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U.S. snoozes while rest of world invests in infrastructure

John Stanton, CEE professor, weighs in on the factors involved in achieving ambitious infrastructure in the U.S. today.

How to Make Landslides Less Deadly

In this New York Times op ed, Joseph Wartman, CEE associate professor, and David Montgomery, Earth and Space Sciences professor, call for a program to map landslide hazards across the nation and reduce risk

UW geologist, engineer reflect back one year later on nation's deadliest landslide

CEE associate professor Joseph Wartman considers the past year since the landslide in Oso.




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