Planning is featured as part of National Mitigation Month! Please share:
This is from the Montana HighGround Newsletter (June 2021). It is a good explanation of rate changes for flood insurance:
Click here to view Mitigation Minute July 2021 as a PDF.
The following FEMA resources have been added to the NHMA Mitigation in Disaster Recovery Resources Page:
1) Adapting Risk Communications to Create Equitable Mitigation Strategies – Guidehouse (FEMA Contractor) – Recorded video of their ASFPM presentation. Provides case studies for effective communications and partnership strategies for reaching socially, politically, and economically vulnerable communities. This presentation challenges stakeholders to view communications as a key ingredient to decreasing a person or community’s vulnerability before, during, and after a disaster. View video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttGS3ANJupk
2) Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience – This resource is the result of collaboration by 26 partners in the fields of equity and resilience. Through it, FEMA seeks to inspire the whole community to make equitable and resilient practices part of their day-to-day activities. Readers will find guidance, perspectives, personal stories, resources and more. While it is a first step in a long journey, FEMA aims to increase awareness, commitments, and action to make equitable resilience possible for all. Download here: https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_rnpn_building-alliances-for-equitable-resilience.pdf
3) NOAA Updates US Climate Normals for the 1991 – 2020 period – Every 10 years, NOAA releases an analysis of U.S. weather of the past three decades that calculates average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions.
Known as the U.S. Climate Normals, these 30-year averages — now spanning 1991-2020 — represent the new “normals” of our changing climate. They are calculated using climate observations collected at local weather stations across the country and are corrected for bad or missing values and any changes to the weather station over time before becoming part of the climate record. Data available here: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/products/us-climate-normals
NHMA has successfully submitted its comments to FEMA on 86 FR 21325-FEMA Equity RFI. Many thanks to all our members to who contributed to this important submission.
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Agency: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
Document Type: Notice
Title: Request for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and Policies
Document ID: FEMA-2021-0011-0001
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association is grateful for the opportunity to submit comments and feedback on behalf of its members. The attached comments reflect feedback from the NHMA board and members across the United States. We have also attached our recent White paper on potential solutions towards access to FEMA Grants by improving the BCA tool and policy, which has been coordinated with FEMA HQ staff. We very much look forward to participating in discussions towards improving the equitable distribution of Federal disaster mitigation assistance to underserved Communities.
NHMA FEMA RFI Comment Summary (003).docx
BCA White Paper NHMA Final RFI.docx
“ASTM International is teaming up with the Flood Mitigation Industry Association (FMIA) on this webinar to explore flood mitigation efforts in light of climate change, deliver an overview of flood mitigation products and testing, and provide a manufacturer’s perspective of these products.”
Invitation to NAI Lunch & Learn webinar
Host: Michael Baker International, Inc.
Date and Time: Wednesday August 4, 2021 @ 12-1:00pm EST
The Georgia Association of Floodplain Management (GAFM) No Adverse Impact (NAI) Committee, in conjunction with the ASFPM NAI Committee, is pleased to announce our next Webinar:
*ASFPM has approved this webinar for (1) Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
**Note you must register in advance and attend the entire presentation to receive CEC credit.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation.
Sean Roche, PE, CFM, PMP
Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
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Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Cambridge, MA
Application deadline: July 30, 2021.
The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is hiring a Research Fellow to work on the Colorado River Basin Land & Water Indicators Project during the 2021-2022 academic year. This will be a 9-month appointment that can be done remotely.
Here is the job posting on Idealist for more information and to apply:
Feel free to forward to colleagues and contact Zach Sugg with any questions.
| Research Fellow – Idealist|
Babbitt Research Fellow . Colorado River Basin Land and Water Indicators Project. Position Title: Research Fellow Supervisor Title: Senior Program Manager Dates: August 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 FLSA Status: Full-time / Exempt Location: Phoenix, AZ or remotely Project Description
Zachary Sugg, PhD
Senior Program Manager, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
602.393.4308 (office direct) | 972.841.3109 (mobile)
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