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Monthly Archives: September 2016

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In April of this year, Dr. Jon Kusler, Esq. (founder and former Executive Director of the Association of State Wetland Managers) – published a report titled “Government Liability and Climate Change: Selected Issues … Continue reading

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Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change By Christopher Joyce – npr – September 15, 2016 The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries. Most of the … Continue reading

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Disasters And Biodiversity: Integrating The Environment Into Recovery And Reconstruction For A Resilient Tomorrow By Anita Van Breda – The Huffington Post – September 6, 2016 The devastating floods in Louisiana and the wildfires in California are a sober reminder … Continue reading

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By Melissa Mullineaux, Summer Intern, ASWM I have been seeing a lot of cases of water contamination in the news lately from around the country and even around the world. In Russia, on September 7th, there was a report that … Continue reading

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Be Prepared By Patti Kay Wisniewski – EPA Blog: Healthy Waters in the Mid-Atlantic – September 8, 2016 September is National Preparedness Month – a time to take basic steps to improve our resilience and readiness for natural disasters and other … Continue reading

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Building equity, inclusiveness for low-income communities is key in climate resilience planning By Shamar Bibbins – EPA BLog: Enviornmental Justice in Action – August 16, 2016 As a student organizer, I saw firsthand the lack of engagement with communities of … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM ASWM’s program staff spend almost all of our time working to help others address wetland problems. ASWM gets requests every day to work on issues that range from permitting linear energy projects and improving … Continue reading

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The Great Flood of 2016 Bayou Woman – August 20, 2016 With the sun shining for the second day in a row down in south Louisiana Friday, I loaded up my Cajun Reeboks, camera, spare clothes, and water and headed … Continue reading

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Five Years Later, The Elwha Reborn By Amy Souers Kober – American Rivers – September 9, 2016 “It’s a shining light,” he says. “The success on the Elwha shows we can actually fix things.” Now that the dams are gone, … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM The recent flood in Louisiana has moved off the front page of the news in many areas of the country.  But recovery is just beginning for the people and communities where 150,000 homes were … Continue reading

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