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Recent Hurricanes Underscore Critical Need for Better Flood-Ready Infrastructure Standards By Forbes Tompkins & Evan Chapman – PEW – October 19, 2018 While the full extent of damage caused in the past two months by hurricanes Florence and Michael is still being … Continue reading

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Is the global era of massive infrastructure projects coming to an end? By William Laurance – Yale Environment 360 – July 10, 2018 We are living in the most explosive era of infrastructure expansion in human history. To meet the … Continue reading

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Bring community voices into disaster rebuilding and infrastructure planning By Laurie Schoeman – The Hill – March 21, 2018 After wildfires and hurricanes ravaged the country last year, we saw devastating human impact, but also soon came to understand the … Continue reading

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Investing In Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers By Mark Tercek – – October 23, 2017 America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem. That’s what it will take to … 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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The infrastructure opportunity nobody is talking about – yet By Steve Cochran – EDF Voices: People on the Planet – February 28, 2017 In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree … Continue reading

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Why the Headwaters Matter for Natural Infrastructure By Julie Fair – American Rivers Blog – March 10, 2017 When most people think about water infrastructure, they picture reservoirs, canals, and levees. However, the forests, meadows, and snowy mountain peaks above … Continue reading

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Lessons from Oroville: Resilience for Scarcity and Abundance By James Brasuell – Planetizen – February 15, 2017 – Video Is anyone feeling resilient enough to talk about resilience? To add to the overwhelming evidence that 2017 has not been a … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM This past week I’ve joined many others watching the news unfolding about Oroville dam and its eroding spillway.  The videos of 100,000 cubic feet per second churning over the spillway and down the river … Continue reading

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