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The Answer to Coastal Flooding is Not More Cement By David Yarnold, opinion contributor – The Hill – October 2018 For decades, governments have built higher levees and concrete barriers as the answer to protecting life and property from damaging … Continue reading

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Coastal resilience is getting high-tech, but there are still information gaps to fill By Shannon Cunniff– Environmental Defense Fund – June 20, 2018 Coastal communities are struggling to accurately understand their flooding risks and identify appropriate solutions for mitigating the … Continue reading

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Needed: A New Federal-State Partnership for Flood Mitigation Contact: Laura Lightbody – The Pew Charitable Trust – March 20, 2018 Flooding is the most costly and common natural disaster across the U.S.,1 claiming lives, damaging households and businesses, and straining … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Flood Risks Across the U.S. are Underestimated (in a Big Way) By Cara Byington – Cool Green Science – February 28, 2018 A new paper publishing today in Environmental Research Letters has some sobering news for people … Continue reading

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Hurricane Aid Package Includes Poison Pills By Rob Moore – NRDC.org – January 10, 2018 The U.S. Senate must act on a supplemental disaster aid package for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in the … Continue reading

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“Unlawful Government Takings” By Janice Kaspersen – Forester Daily News – September 18, 2017 Among the many, many flooded homes in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are some for which the owners say the government is responsible. A group of homeowners … Continue reading

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Policy changes needed at every level to survive the next storm By Chad Berginnis – The Hill – September 3, 2017 Rainfall amounts from Harvey were huge, but not unprecedented. Texas previously held the continental U.S. record for a rainfall when … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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An opinion-editorial by Kevin G. Coulton, PE[1], CFM[2] March 10, 2017 An extended article will appear in ASWM’s March/April issue of Wetland News. [1,225 words] The Trump Administration has announced an “America’s Infrastructure First” policy[3]. While I am supportive of … Continue reading

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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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