Javernick-Will, Liel (CU Boulder), and Koschmann (CU Boulder) awarded NSF Grant “Building Capacity for Safer Post-disaster Shelter"

March 18, 2019

Associate Professor Amy Javernick-Will, along with Co-PIs Abbie Liel (Structural Engineering) and Matt Koschmann (Communication), received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) program to study post-disaster shelter reconstruction programs in the Philippines and Puerto Rico. With this three-year, $500,000 grant the...

Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

Jan. 7, 2019

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to...

Factor and Actor Networks: Alignment of Collective Action Groups for Water Sustainability in Ethiopia

Jan. 7, 2019

As the international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector moves towards approaches that strengthen the wider political, social, technical, institutional, and environmental sub-systems that keep WASH infrastructure functioning, there is a growing need to understand the organizations, governments, and people that manage and rely on these sub-systems. As no single...

Javernick-Will receives ASCE's Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction

Oct. 25, 2018

Amy was incredibly honored to receive the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction in April 2018. The Daniel W. Halpin award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship that advances construction engineering as a science. For Amy, it was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on her projects, but...

GAANN awarded to CU Boulder CEAE!

Oct. 25, 2018

CU Boulder's Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) department received an award from the Department of Education to host a new fellowship program, sponsored by the Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN). Our project is entitled "Integrative Reengineering of Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Communities". This project aims to increase...

Disaster Reconstruction Video Highlights Findings from Typhoon Haiyan

Jan. 17, 2018

Explore our findings from 3 years of longitudinal research on humanitarian shelter projects in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in our new animated video!

Javernick-Will, Liel (CU Boulder), and Rivera (CU Boulder) awarded Innovative Seed Grant "Post Disaster Housing Reconstruction: Participation, Performance, and Resilience"

March 27, 2017

Associate Professor Amy Javernick-Will, along with PhD student Casie Venable and Co-PIs Abbie Liel (Structural Engineering) and Danielle Rivera (Environmental Design), received an Innovative Seed Grant from the University of Colorado to study housing in the aftermath of the April 2016 earthquake in Ecuador. With this grant, the team will examine how communities participate in rebuilding housing, how these rebuilt houses are expected to perform, and the link between participation and performance.

CU Boulder to lead $15.3 million initiative for sustainable water and sanitation for development

Nov. 3, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Globally, more than 2.4 billion people lack access to...

Javernick-Will, Liel, Sheehan, and Ritchie awarded National Science Foundation RIPS grant “The Risk Landscape of Earthquakes Induced by Deep Wastewater Injection"

Aug. 5, 2015

The United States is experiencing a major expansion of domestic oil and gas production. These activities involve large amounts of water, both in hydraulic fracturing and in reservoir production, and the energy boom has been accompanied by a major increase in wastewater disposal by injection. There is growing evidence that...

Javernick-Will, Liel, Palen, Goldstein, and Dashti awarded National Science Foundation RIPS grant “The Interdependence of Built, Social and Information Infrastructures for Community Resilience: A Participatory Process"

Aug. 14, 2014

This project supports foundational research that explores and creates collaborative processes to foster community resilience. Current approaches that characterize resilience are engineering-based and predict possible infrastructure damage in the face of acute and/or chronic stressors. When resilience is more broadly reframed as the interdependence between the built, social, and information...