Call for Proposals: Evaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water Management

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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Call for Proposals: Evaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water Management

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, a center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, invites proposals for original research that evaluates the suite of tools, practices, and processes the Babbitt Center has identified as key to connecting land use and water management. This evaluation may assess the overall suite of tools and identify priorities for further research and development; evaluate a category of tools; or rigorously evaluate a specific form of the tool.

Recent work has addressed the benefits of integrating land use and water management. However, more rigorous research is needed to quantify the costs and benefits and identify the most effective tools. We are seeking proposals for research that will assess and prioritize integration practices for evaluation, test and refine criteria to gauge the efficacy of integration practices, or quantify the effectiveness of these integration practices in local implementation.

The deadline for proposals is May 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

For questions, please contact Erin Rugland at erugland@lincolninst.edu. We thank you for disseminating this information among your colleagues.


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The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges.

Available Now! New Publications on the Seismic Collapse Performance of Short-Period Buildings

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Available Now!
New Publications on the
Seismic Collapse Performance of
Short-Period Buildings

The Applied Technology Council (ATC) is pleased to announce the availability of the    four-volume FEMA P-2139 report series, Short-Period Building Collapse Performance and Recommendations for Improving Seismic Design. The series was produced as part of a seven-year project (ATC-116) managed by ATC for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Previous analytical studies investigating a    wide range of modern seismic-force-resisting systems (SFRSs) have predicted collapse   rates for short-period buildings that are

significantly larger than those observed in earthquakes in the United States during the past 50 years. This gap between analytically predicted and historically observed collapse rates is known as the short-period building seismic performance paradox. Additionally, analytically predicted collapse rates for short-period buildings historically have been larger than maximum collapse rates targeted by national model codes and standards.

Since a majority of the building stock is composed of low-rise buildings, resolving the paradox could help to improve our understanding of short-period building seismic performance and the reliability of seismic codes and design practices.

The FEMA P-2139 report series documents an investigation to identify causes and develop solutions for the short-period building seismic performance paradox. Studies investigated three structural systems: wood light-frame, special reinforced masonry shear wall, and steel special concentrically braced frame systems.

Volume 1 summarizes results, conclusions, and recommendations from the three-system specific studies and presents a common understanding of the seismic response and collapse performance of short-period buildings. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 summarize results, conclusions, and recommendations from the studies of wood light-frame, special reinformed masonry shear wall, and steel special concentrically braced frame systems, respectively.

Each volume includes recommendations organized into three categories: improved seismic design codes and standards; advanced seismic design and analysis practice; and enhanced modeling, testing, and data collection. Some recommendations are specific to the three SFRSs studied whereas others are generally applicable to all short-period systems. A summary of the key findings and recommendations can be found here. Peak response calculations from the  three system-specific analytical studies have been archived and are available for download here.

April 21, 2021 – INVITATION – Raising Ambitions: Adaptation and Mitigation Go Hand in Hand

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Climate Parity: Adaptation & Mitigation Go Hand in Hand


Opening Remarks 

Nigel Topping
High-Level Climate Champion, UK 
UN COP26


Welcome Remarks
 
Adrienne Arsht
Founder, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center 
Atlantic Council


Moderated Discussion

Daniella Levine Cava
Mayor
Miami-Dade County

Isabel Studer Noguez
Director, Alianza University of California-Mexico and
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, 
Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council

Ekhosuehi Iyahen
Secretary General
Insurance Development Forum

Moderated by:

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center 
Atlantic Council


Closing Remarks

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center 
Atlantic Council


Over the last two decades, the world has implemented multiple climate mitigation solutions and deployed billions of dollars to slow and reverse climate change. While there are signs that momentum is picking up on this front, we have not seen the same level of global ambition and pace of action to invest in and scale climate resilience and adaptation solutions.

There is a crucial need for us to raise the ambition of climate adaptation solutions to build and sustain the capacity for resilience in every community around the world, especially those who have contributed the least to cause this crisis. Through effective financial investments and targeted on-the-ground interventions, we can protect communities and build resilience to the slow-onset of stresses and shocks that a hotter planet exacerbates.

On April 21, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will host a high-level dialogue on opportunities for climate adaptation and resilience action. You will hear from the UN High-Level Climate Champion for the UK, Nigel Topping, Executive Vice-Chair and Founder of the Adrienne-Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Adrienne Arsht, Mayor Danielle Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Secretary-General of the Insurance Development Forum, Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Director of Alianza University of California-Mexico, Isabel Studer, and the Director and SVP of the Adrienne-Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Kathy Baughman McLeod.

This event is part of the series ‘Raising Ambitions’, hosted by the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council, leading up to President Biden’s Global Climate Summit and Earth Day.

Please email us at resilience@atlanticcouncil.org if you have any questions about the event.

This virtual event will be on the record.


If you have questions about this event, please email us at resilience@atlanticcouncil.org

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May 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Toolkit

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INFO: May 2021 Toolkit – Hurricane Preparedness

Good Morning Stakeholders,

Art tells a story. Stories can help us heal. Stories allow us an opportunity to reflect upon moments in our life, both happy and sad, tragic, and triumphant, to reassess and release.

Terrance Osborne grew up in New Orleans. There, his family fostered his love of painting as he attended a creative arts high school. While working as an art teacher, Hurricane Katrina forced his family to evacuate to Georgia. When he returned two years later, he devoted his life to painting full time and the theme of rebirth and rejuvenation came through in his signature brightly colored paintings depicting the rebuilding and everyday struggles of a bent, but not broken, New Orleans.

Evacuation Plan” depicts a New Orleans resident’s struggle with evacuation. An entire house sits atop a Volkswagon Van, television, grill, and laundry on a line in tow. It tells the story of packing up and getting out, the suddenness of evacuation planning, and the heartache of picking what someone needs when they evacuate and what someone wants to bring when they evacuate.

Hurricane Solution #1” Offers folks an alternative when rebuilding: why not rebuild in one of the live oaks of Louisiana? The classic shotgun-style home is depicted here perched high atop a tall tree, immune from the rising flood waters of hurricanes. Is it realistic? No. Even the sturdiest of live oaks would struggle with this proposition, but the desperation to remain and rebuild comes out in bright yellows, blues, and greens.

Finally, “Hurricane Solution #3” offers yet another alternative to escape hurricanes: why not build on a boat? Not a houseboat, mind you, but upon the famous pirogue boats that dot the bayou’s and channels of southern Louisiana. The traditional New Orleans-style shotgun homes sit docked upon the muddy waters, mailboxes insinuating a sense of permanence as those who live, love, and work New Orleans show their sense of strength in staying in the place many call their home.

Preparing for a hurricane is a bit of an artform. For some of us, it’s routine. For others, it’s as foreign as a warm Abita on a cold New Orleans day. Regardless, we hope you’ll check out and share this month’s toolkit on hurricane preparedness. Past hurricanes and storms, through different lenses, legends, lore, and lessons, can help us prepare for the day when we need to act, respond, and rebuild.

John DiSpaldo
Teracore
Federal Emergency Management Agency- Region III
Regional Preparedness Liaison
Individual and Community Preparedness Division
615 Chestnut Street
One Independence Mall, Sixth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
E-mail: john.dispaldo@associates.fema.dhs.gov

 

NHMA Members Update! April 10, 2021

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Members Update!

April 10, 2021

 


JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Open Recruitment: Section Chief/Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer: Texas Division of Emergency Management (Austin, Texas)
Application Closing Date: Unknown

Job Opening Announcement: Mitigation Unit Manager – SHMO, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Application Closing Date: Unknown


UPCOMING EVENTS:

FEMA Webinar: Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool updatesWebinar #1: April 13, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

FEMA GO Quarterly Status Briefing – April 14 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern Time

FEMA Webinar: Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool updatesWebinar #2: April 15, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

NHMA Webinar: National Mitigation Investment Strategy Webinar – Presented by Jamie Leigh Price, FEMA Mitigation Investment Lead – April 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Region 3 Coffee Break Webinar: Exploring Approaches to Plan IntegrationMay 5, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Upcoming Region 3 Coffee Break Webinar: Identifying Technical Assistance Opportunities and Resources – July 15, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Additional upcoming events can be viewed on the NHMA Calendar.


NEW POSTS on the NHMA WEBSITE:

CTP Collaboration Monthly (April 2021)

NIMS Alert 09-21:FEMA Releases Updates to Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool


READS OF INTEREST:

Regional Water Security

by Robert C. Brears
March 2021
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 978-1-119-66112-2

Description:

Regional Water Security provides new research on policy innovations that promote the application of demand management and green infrastructure (GI) in managing water resources across regions sustainably. In particular, with regional water security around the world at risk from climatic and non-climatic challenges impacting water quantity and water quality, this book, in addition to providing examples of demand management and GI being implemented in various locations globally, contains in-depth case studies that illustrate how regions, of differing climates, lifestyles, and income levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of demand management and GI to achieve regional water security for humans while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

Regional Water Security will be of interest to regional water resource managers, town and regional planners, resource conservation managers, policymakers, international companies, and organizations as well as environmental NGOs, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students.

also by Robert C. Brears:

Water Resources Management
Innovative and Green Solutions

In: The Gruyter STEM
The Gruyter | 2021
TWO: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110685640

Description:

Water resource management consists of planning, developing, distributing and managing the available water resources. With increasing urbanization, optimized water management becomes more demanding. This book presents innovative solutions for present as well as future challenges we are facing in water conservation, recycling and reuse.

  • Provides a green perspective on how water is and can used today.
  • Gives a perspective on the challenges for the future.
  • Written by a well-known expert in the field of water management.

Author information: Robert C. Brears, Our Future Water, Christchurch, New Zealand.


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NIMS Alert 10-21: FEMA Releases NIMS National Qualification System Implementation Objectives Fact Sheet for Public Engagement

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FEMA Releases NIMS National Qualification System Implementation Objectives Fact Sheet for Public Engagement

FEMA is seeking public feedback for the National Qualification System Implementation Objectives Fact Sheet. This national engagement period will open on April 13 and conclude at 5 p.m. ET on May 13. National engagement provides an opportunity to comment on the draft implementation objectives to ensure they are relevant for all implementing partners

The objectives reflect the concepts and principles to promote consistency in the National Qualification System implementation nationwide. They clarify the National Qualification System requirements in the 2021 Emergency Management Performance Grant funding notice. Performance grants recipients are strongly encouraged to implement National Qualification System components with their grant funding. Beginning in October 2021, FEMA intends to leverage the Emergency Management Performance Grant program to make the implementation of the National Qualification System a requirement of eligibility for program funding. Jurisdictions will need to achieve or work toward achieving each of the objectives.

The objectives aim to develop organizational qualification procedures, certification program and credentialing standards in alignment with the National Incident Management System Guideline for the National Qualification System. These indicators serve as actionable activities that jurisdictions can use to demonstrate National Qualification System implementation. The indicators are a tool to assist jurisdictions and organizations in meeting the new implementation objectives.

To provide comments on the drafts, complete the feedback form below and submit the form to FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA will host two, 30-minute webinars to discuss the draft NQS Implementation Objectives and answer related questions. All webinars are open to the whole community. Advance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis:

If you require accommodations to participate in these events, please provide details in the Disability Related Accommodations field on the registration page or contact us at: FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA will host two, 30-minute webinars to discuss the draft implementation objectives and answer related questions. All webinars are open to the whole community.  Advance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Webinar 1: 1 p.m. ET on April 20.
  • Webinar 2: 3 p.m. ET on April 22.

To review the draft National Qualifications System Implementation Objectives and for additional webinar information, visit FEMA.gov.

 

NIMS Alert 09-21: FEMA Releases Updates to Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool & webinar announcements

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FEMA will host two 60-minute webinars on April 13 and April 15 to provide additional background on the Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool updates, demonstrate multiple capabilities and answer questions from users. Webinars are open to the public and real-time captioning will be available.

Webinar 1: 5 p.m. ET on April 13
Register for the webinar through Eventbrite.

Webinar 2: 2 p.m. ET on April 15
Register for the webinar through Eventbrite.

For questions and feedback, email FEMA-TArequest@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA Region III Resilience Report, Spring 2021 – with event announcements

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QUICK HIGHLIGHTS & EVENTS:

ARTICLE: Pennsylvania Pilots Plan Implementation and Grants Development Workshop

FEMA Region 3 and state partners are working to build local capacity through Plan Implementation and Grant Development (PIGD) workshops. These workshops are targeted at helping local officials connect the dots between Hazard Mitigation Planning and HMA grant application development.

In December 2020, Pennsylvania piloted a two-day virtual PIGD workshop for local officials in and near Cambria County. The first day of this workshop focused on providing an overview of Hazard Mitigation Planning and Hazard Mitigation Assistance, and the second day focused on grant eligibility requirements, scope of work best practices, and identifying new and existing funding opportunities to address community needs. Throughout this workshop, FEMA, state partners and other relevant stakeholders presented and provided insight on the grant application process. There were also breakout sessions focused on topics including benefit-cost analysis, environmental historic preservation and the grant application development process.

Overall, the pilot was successful and will help inform future workshops. Tom Hughes, Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Officer, explained that one of the key aspects that helped make this workshop a success was the state’s partnership with Cambria County in hosting the event. The county did an excellent job in getting the word out about the workshop and encouraging attendance, and stakeholder involvement will be emphasized for future events. Hughes also said that this year Pennsylvania received the most non-disaster grant applications ever, and many of the applications can likely be attributed to the guidance provided at the PIGD workshop. This workshop provided momentum in Pennsylvania, and the state plans to replicate the PIGD workshop in other locations throughout 2021.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

4/12/2021-4/15/2021: Training: E0212: Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Developing Quality Application Elements, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

4/21/2021: PAFPM Webinar: Hazard Mitigation Planning in Floodplain Management, Virtual

4/21/2021: Penn State Extension: Planning for Growth, Prosperity & Resiliency, Virtual

4/26/2021-4/29/2021: Training: E0177: Advanced Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/3/2021-5/5/2021: Training: E0102: Science of Disaster, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/5/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Exploring Approaches to Plan Integration, Virtual

5/5/2021-5/7/2021: 2021 National American Planning Association (APA) Conference, Virtual

5/10/2021-5/14/2021: Association of State Floodplain Managers 45th Annual National Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Virtual

5/10/2021-5/13/2021: Training: E0179: Application of Hazus for Disaster Operations, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/24/2021-5/27/2021: Training: E0170: Hazus for Hurricane, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/24/2021-5/27/2021: Training: E0273: Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/7/2021-6/10/2021: Training: E8510: Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/14/2021-6/17/2021: Training: E0279: Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Buildings, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/21/2021-6/24/2021: Training: E0313: Basic Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/28/2021-7/1/2021: Training: E0190: ArcGIS for Emergency Managers, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/28/2021-7/1/2021: Training: E0273: Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

7/14/2021-7/16/2021: Training: E0102: Science of Disaster, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

7/15/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Identifying Technical Assistance Opportunities and Resources, Virtual

7/19/2021-7/20/2021: Training: E0103: Planning Emergency Operations, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

7/19/2021-7/22/2021: Training: E0172: Hazus for Flood, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

8/9/2021-8/13/2021: Training: E0101: Foundations of Emergency Management, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

8/30/2021-9/2/2021: Training: E0273: Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

8/30/2021-9/2/2021: Training: E0313: Basic Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/13/2021-9/16/2021: Training: E0177: Advanced Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/20/2021-9/23/2021: Training: E0317: Comprehensive Data Management for Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/22/2021-9/24/2021: Training: E0102: Science of Disaster, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/27/2021-9/28/2021: Training: E0103: Planning Emergency Operations, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/27/2021-9/28/2021: Training: E0213: Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Application Review and Evaluation, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/29/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Understanding Mitigation: Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse, Virtual

9/29/2021-9/30/2021: Training: E0214: Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Project Implementation and Programmatic Closeout, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

10/17/2021-10/19-2021: Pennsylvania APA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

11/3/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Assessing Substantial Damage through your Hazard Mitigation Plan, Virtual

*FEMA continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as it relates to COVID-19. Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.