Member Update – April 29 Addendum

Addendum to Newsletter April 29, 2015
Mitigation Planning Information Exchange Webinars

FEMA is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) to offer a free, eight-part
quarterly webinar series to share challenges, best practices, and evolving
methods and techniques in hazard mitigation planning. The purpose of the
webinar series is to encourage peer-to-peer learning and the exchange of
information among a national and even international audience. EMA is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) to offer a free, eight-part quarterly webinar series to share challenges, best practices, and evolving methods and techniques in hazard mitigation planning. The purpose of the webinar series is to encourage peer-to-peer learning and the exchange of information among a national and even international audience.

The Planning Information Exchange will focus on multi-hazard mitigation planning but also emphasize its connections with recovery planning and preparedness. APA and ASFPM will act as co-conveners of all webinars and will select topics and presenters.

The first webinar, The Role of Hazard Mitigation in Post-Disaster Recovery, will occur May 6, 2015 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET). Participants can earn one continuing education credit through APA and ASFPM. For more information and to register for upcoming webinars, visit the American Planning Association website at: https://www.planning.org/nationalcenters/hazards/planninginformationexchange/ 

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Member Update – April 7

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MEMBER UPDATE April 7, 2015
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I. Message from NHMA President Ed Thomas

HI.
There was an exceptionally excellent article posted on Coastal News Today about the real impediments to climate adaptation/hazard mitigation in the real world of economics and politics.

The article is well worth reading and meditating on as we develop real world solutions designed to support and encourage grass roots local action to build a safer, more just, Nation and World:

http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2015/03/big-money-big-politics-big-infrastructure-floridas-saga-illustrates-climate-changes-deep-challenges/

Please also note that NHMA has secured a registration to the 2015 Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS): 3Ps of Resilience: Partnering – Planning – Performance. This conference is sponsored by our friend the Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) and we have always found TISP sponsored events to be really excellent. This conference will be April 20-21 in Linthicum, Maryland.

Register at:
http://www.tisp.org/tisp/file/2015-CIS-SponsorProspectus-FINAL.pdf

II. Items of Particular Importance

1.) Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance

The next conference of the NFFA is call scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. central, 1:00 p.m. mountain and 12:00 pacific time. To participate, dial (605) 475-4000 and enter Access Code – 948703#.

2.) Audit in NYC Reveals Big Problems with Housing Repair Program Post-Sandy http://recoverydiva.com/2015/04/01/audit-in-nyc-reveals-big-problems-with

3.) Some Articles on Business Recovery and Resilience Some Articles on Business Recovery and Resilience
http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/31/some-articles-on-business-recovery

4.) 2015 Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS) 3Ps of Resilience: Partnering – Planning – Performance
http://www.tisp.org/tisp/file/2015-CIS-SponsorProspectus-FINAL.pdf

NHMA members may register at the Government and Academic Member Rate, which is the lowest rate available for attendees.

5.) Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
http://recoverydiva.com/2015/04/04/enjoy-the-weekend/

6.) Reflections on Digital Learning In the Age of Info, specializing to survive.
http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/26/some-reflections-on-digital-learning/

III Online Courses

1.) From Tulsa Partners
http://tulsapartners.org/tpi/writeyourplan

This is a workshop offered by our wonderful partner in mitigation and adaptation: Tulsa Partners, Inc. It is designed to provide subject matter experts willing to work with you on your business continuity and emergency planning.

IV Major Articles & Editorials

1.) Climate Change Awards
http://climatechangeawards.org

V Jobs:

1.) An opening for a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute
http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921.

The newly-created University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is looking for a post-doctoral fellow starting Aug. 1, 2015:
http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921.

2.) Graduate Assistant Positions for Project on Climate Resilience of Water on Tribal Lands in the American West (http://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/students/prospective/masterpa.cfm)

3.) Details on a postdoc opening at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH.
http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=22&ROPCD=2 20302&RONum=B8112

4.) PhD opportunity – economic impacts of fishing in South Dakota PhD Research Assistant – Starting July 1, 2015

U.S. Geological Survey, South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZBvJ5X_7NowoX2amlZ6EX8AR9zG4wo1Z66SP Jep_jSI/edit

5.) Human Geography & Conservation Lecturer Position at Bangor University Details of the job are here
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKR261/lecturer-in-human-geography/

6.) The 2016-2017 Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open! Click here to view awards available to scholars of geography.

7.) Planner – Risk Communication, Floodplain Management and Community Planning.
NHMA supporter Michael Baker International is looking for individuals with experience in risk communication. A cover letter is unnecessary, but your resume should reflect experience outlined in the job description. Send resume to Shannon Burke no later than 4/3/2015 at
shannon.burke@mbakerintl.com.

VI Conferences

1.) 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference on May 10 – 15, 2015 at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida
http://flghc.org

2.) Bread Loaf Orion is an annual, weeklong writers’ conference designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world.
For more information and to apply, please visit
http://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences/BLOrion.

Note to our members:

With your member support and involvement, we look forward to continuing the promotion of natural hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation through a Whole Community approach. Please consider supporting this mission by maintaining your membership (which can be renewed here) or through a tax-deductible donation (which can be done here). If you prefer to donate via check, please download this form.

Note about website changes:

In an effort to better serve our membership, some changes have been made to our website. Job post submissions can now be made online using the link at the top of the job post page. Also, NHMA’s work is made possible by the dedication of volunteers. Please visit our volunteer page and consider contributing your time to the cause of natural hazard risk reduction.

Please remember to send any mitigation related announcements, articles, and resources to nathazma@gmail.com for inclusion in our updates.NHMAlogo2x

Member Update – March 22

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MEMBER UPDATE March 22, 2015
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I   Message from NHMA President Ed Thomas

NHMA has been actively representing the interests of building a safer, more resilient and more equitable future for future generations by presenting and participating in multiple conferences, developing and submitting comments on federal policy and otherwise representing all of you in our mutual efforts to achieve the transformative change necessary in community planning and development to achieve disaster Risk Reduction

Please consider supporting those efforts by volunteering of through financial support.

Please contact me at edwathomas@aol.com for further information.

II  Items of Particular Importance

  1. New State Mitigation Plan Guidance issued by FEMA
    The State Mitigation Plan Review Guide is FEMA’s official policy on, and interpretation of, the requirements for State Standard and Enhanced Mitigation Planning. Of particular note is the new requirement that starting next year, FEMA will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/15/new-state-mitigation-plan-guide/
  2. The Congressional Research Service Has issued an new report on the Disaster Relief Fund, including State Profiles https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=762244
  3. FEMA Calls for 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Applications
    Submission Deadline: April 10, 2015  http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards
  4. Predicting the extent of flash flooding
    Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa’s Flood of 2008 — which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids — are notoriously difficult to predict. A new model has been proposed by a team from the University of Iowa.
    http://phys.org/news/2015-03-extent.html

III  Online Courses:

  1. Water in the Western US Learn more and register here: https://www.coursera.org/course/waterwestus
  2. The Georgia Association of Floodplain Managers (GAFM), No Adverse Impact (NAI) Committee, in conjunction with the ASFPM NAI Committee, is pleased to announce our next Webinar:https://mbakercorp.webex.com/mbakercorp/onstage/g.php?d=664246582&t=a 

IV  New Reports:

  1. Agencies Need to Improve Policies and Procedures for Estimating Improper Payments
    GAO-15-209: Published: Feb 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2015.
    http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-209

V  Major Articles & Editorials

  1. FEMA to Review All Flood Damage Claims From Hurricane Sandy
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/nyregion/fema-to-review-hurricane-sandy-flood-claims-amid-scandal-over-altered-reports.html?referrer=&_r=0
  2. Study links flooding, drought to urban expansion
    A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/11/360057.htm
  3. Drought-stricken California only has one year of water left, NASA scientist warns
    http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/19/ca-water-shortage-is-very-serious/
  4. More information on the Sandy Recovery in NJ
    http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2015/03/13/long-term-recovery-effort-from-sandy/
  5. As Oso Disaster Anniversary Nears, Kentucky Geologists Urge Preparation for Landslides
    http://newswise.com/articles…5Bhas_multimedia%5D=
  6. More on Recovery in Japan
    http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/12/more-on-recovery-in-japan/
  7. Propeller would like to invite you to the Water Challenge day and pitch competition on Monday, March 23. Registration is required through the NOEW site
  8. Winter storms battered sales of small businesses, survey shows
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/03/05/winter-storms-battered-sales-small-businesses-survey-shows/RAH81B5w6MWvV4dkS8xOFL/story.html

VI  Jobs: 

  1. An opening for a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921.
    The newly-created University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is looking for a post-doctoral fellow starting Aug. 1, 2015. The direct link for sharing this posting with potential candidates is: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921. 
  2. Graduate Assistant Positions for Project on Climate Resilience of Water on Tribal Lands in the American West
    Full funding will be provided for students interested in completing our MSES or MPA programs
    (http://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/students/prospective/masterpa.cfm)
  3. Details on a postdoc opening at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH.
    http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?
    LabCode=22&ROPCD=220302&RONum=B8112

VII  Conferences

  1. 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference®?May 10 – 15, 2015?Rosen Shingle Creek?Orlando, Florida
    http://flghc.org 
  2. Bread Loaf Orion is an annual, week-long writers’ conference designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world.
    For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences/BLOrion.

Note to our members:

With your member support and involvement, we look forward to continuing the promotion of natural hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation through a Whole Community approach. Please consider supporting this mission by maintaining your membership (which can be renewed here) or through a tax-deductible donation (which can be done here). If you prefer to donate via check, please download this form.

Note about website changes:

In an effort to better serve our membership, some changes have been made to our website. Job post submissions can now be made online using the link at the top of the job post page. Also, NHMA’s work is made possible by the dedication of volunteers. Please visit our volunteer page and consider contributing your time to the cause of natural hazard risk reduction.

Please remember to send any mitigation related announcements, articles, and resources to nathazma@gmail.com for inclusion in our updates.

Member Update – March 29 addendum

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MEMBER UPDATE March 20, 2015
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Things of Interest…

New State Mitigation Plan Guide

http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/15/new-state-mitigation-plan-guide/The State Mitigation Plan Review Guide is FEMA’s official policy on, and interpretation of, the requirements for State Standard and Enhanced Mitigation Planning……

 CRS Report on Disaster Relief — featuring state profiles An opening for a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921. 

Dear Colleagues,

The newly-created University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is looking for a post-doctoral fellow starting Aug. 1, 2015. The direct link for sharing this posting with potential candidates is: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921.  

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference®?May 10 – 15, 2015?Rosen Shingle Creek?Orlando, Florida http://flghc.org

FEMA Calls for 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards ApplicationsSubmission Deadline: April 10, 2015 http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards

Predicting the extent of flash flooding

Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa’s Flood of 2008 — which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids — are notoriously difficult to predict……

2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Now Open

http://emailtoweb.com/wp/2015/03/12/special-edition-2015-fema-individual-and-community-preparedness-awards-application-period-now-open/

See link below for details on a postdoc opening at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH. .http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=22&ROPCD=220302&RONum=B8112

As Oso Disaster Anniversary Nears, Kentucky Geologists Urge Preparation for Landslideshttp://newswise.com/articles/as-oso-disaster-anniversary-nears-kentucky-geologists-urge-preparation-for-landslides?
ret=/articles/list&category=science&page=1&search%5Bstatus%5D=3&search%5
Bsort%5D=date+desc&search%5Bsection%5D=20&search%5Bhas_multimedia%5D=
 

More on Recovery in Japanhttp://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/12/more-on-recovery-in-japan

Bread Loaf Orion is an annual, week-long writers’ conference designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world.For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences/BLOrion.

Propeller would like to invite you to the Water Challenge day and pitch competition on Monday, March 23. Registration is required through the NOEW site –

 Free Online Course: Water in the Western US

Learn more and register here: https://www.coursera.org/course/waterwestus

FEMA To States: You Want Cash? Say Climate Change Is Real. SAY IT!

Read more at http://wonkette.com/580175/fema-to-states-you-want-cash-say-climate-change-is-real-say-it

Dear Floodplain Officials & NAI Committee Members,

The Georgia Association of Floodplain Managers (GAFM), No Adverse Impact (NAI) Committee, in conjunction with the ASFPM NAI Committee, is pleased to announce our next Webinar:

https://mbakercorp.webex.com/mbakercorp/onstage/g.php?d=664246582&t=a

DISASTER RELIEF:

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-209

Agencies Need to Improve Policies and Procedures for Estimating Improper PaymentsGAO-15-209: Published: Feb 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2015.

Winter storms battered sales of small businesses, survey shows

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/03/05/winter-storms-battered-sales-small-businesses-survey-shows/RAH81B5w6MWvV4dkS8xOFL/story.html

Predicting the extent of flash flooding

Phys.Org

Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa’s Flood of 2008 — which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids — are notoriously difficult to predict………

Study links flooding, drought to urban expansion

Insurance Journal

A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change………

Drought-stricken California only has one year of water left, Nasa scientist warns

http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/19/ca-water-shortage-is-very-serious/

 NJ Recovery

http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2015/03/13/long-term-recovery-effort-from-sandy/

Articles & Editorials…

 FEMA to Review All Flood Damage Claims From Hurricane Sandy

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/nyregion/fema-to-review-hurricane-sandy-flood-claims-amid-scandal-over-altered-reports.html?referrer=&_r=0

Graduate Assistant Positions for Project on Climate Resilience of Water on Tribal Lands in the American West

Full funding will be provided for students interested in completing our MSES (http://www.ohio.edu/envstu/) or MPA (http://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/students/prospective/masterpa.cfm) programs.

NHMA Board:

We need to set up a Fundraising Committee. We need a volunteer to serve as Chair, and we need members. All of you agreed to assist in some ways with NHMA efforts including fundraising.

The NHMA Board voted to provide that the Chair of the Fundraising Committee be on the Executive Committee as well.

Any volunteers?

Comments??

Note to our members:

With your member support and involvement, we look forward to continuing the promotion of natural hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation through a Whole Community approach. Please consider supporting this mission by maintaining your membership (which can be renewed here) or through a tax-deductible donation (which can be done here). If you prefer to donate via check, please download this form.

 Note about website changes:

In an effort to better serve our membership, some changes have been made to our website. Job post submissions can now be made online using the link at the top of the job post page. Also, NHMA’s work is made possible by the dedication of volunteers. Please visit our volunteer page and consider contributing your time to the cause of natural hazard risk reduction.

Please remember to send any mitigation related announcements, articles, and resources to nathazma@gmail.com for inclusion in our updates.

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