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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.


The NHMA Members Update! is a monthly bulletin of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association offering a snapshot of the latest news, events, activities, and commentary in the realm of hazard mitigation to its members. If you have any questions or believe you are receiving this bulletin in error, please contact us at nathazma@gmail.com to unsubscribe from this list.

The NHMA is a member supported 501(c)(3) educational & charitable organization composed of mitigation professionals working to promote risk reduction and mitigation and reduce the consequences of natural events, especially among the most vulnerable populations in our communities.

For more information or to become a member of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, visit our website at: www.nhma.info/

Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
P.O. Box 170984
Boston, MA 02117
Email:
nathazma@gmail.com

NHMA Members Update! March 20, 2021

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Members Update!
March 20, 2021


JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Post-Doc/Researcher on Post-Flood Recovery & Flood Resilience
Due Date:  March 25, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Free Webinar: FEMA Risk Assessment Webinar: March 24, 2021 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Free Webinar: Introduction to ASCE/SEI 41, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing BuildingsMarch 31, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Additional upcoming events can be viewed on the NHMA Calendar

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

CTP Collaboration Monthly Call for Articles (due April 2, 2021)


ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

Homeland Security Emergency Management Center of Excellence Blog 3/12/21 – Featuring an Article by Jim Mullen, NHMA Board Member: A Retrievable Legacy for Disaster Mitigation, March 12, 2021

FEMA Updates Policy on Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance

NEW TO THE NHMA WEBSITE:

New FEMA Resources added to the NHMA Resources Page.

RECOMMENDED READING:

2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has just issued the Infrastructure Report Card for the United States; it gives the U.S. a C-.  There are 18 categories examined; Hazards people may be especially interested in the categories: dams; drinking water; inland waterways; levees; and stormwater.

This assessment is quality work, thoroughly referenced, and very well written.  The chapters are not very long, and it is highly recommended along with the report card for states of interest to you. They are linked from the home page at: https://infrastructurereportcard.org/

ADDITIONAL – OF INTEREST:

Some comments by Dr. John Wiener, NHMA Board Member, on
NOAA forecasts and outlook for Spring and beyond:

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=2

https://www.weather.gov/arx/2021SpringFloodOutlookUnfortunately, the near normal flood forecast is subject to precipitation changes; the hurricane season may affect outcomes.

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/two_class.php
–  “These are the long-lead predictions, and they are EXPERIMENTAL, so the interpretation is not simple; and this work is evolving.  It may be informative to look at the sequences of changes – these may be imperfect predictions, but they are highly-skilled work products showing how best-available information indicates sequences.

“NCAR may issue some interpretations, but I don’t know.  My thin knowledge of these forecasts and predictions is long out of date, as my interests shifted when other issues seem(ed) more urgent.  SO… The shorter-term forecasts may be more reliable, and the drought forecasts are widely observed. 

“Hoping the NCAR supporters of Rising Voices can send much better understanding.”

 


The NHMA Members Update! is a monthly bulletin of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association offering a snapshot of the latest news, events, activities, and commentary in the realm of hazard mitigation to its members. If you have any questions or believe you are receiving this bulletin in error, please contact us at nathazma@gmail.com to unsubscribe from this list.

The NHMA is a member supported 501(c)(3) educational & charitable organization composed of mitigation professionals working to promote risk reduction and mitigation and reduce the consequences of natural events, especially among the most vulnerable populations in our communities.

For more information or to become a member of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, visit our website at: www.nhma.info/

Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
P.O. Box 170984
Boston, MA 02117
Email: nathazma@gmail.com

 

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Edward A. Thomas, Esq. is a NATIONAL TREASURE

National Treasure Award hereby declares that

Edward A. Thomas, Esq. is a NATIONAL TREASURE

Ed Thomas’s successful lifetime of work includes leadership

in hazard mitigation and management in more than 200 disasters,

including service as the President’s federal coordinating officer dozens of times.

As an attorney, lecturer, and author, Ed is a noted authority

on wise land use, safe community development, and prudent planning.

As NHMA president, he has lent his vast knowledge, his broad vision, and great heart

to help create a nation of communities that are safe, sound, and livable.

Ed Thomas is succeeding in his efforts to make the world a better place

and is, indeed, a National Treasure.

Awarded this 16th day of July, 2013,at Broomfield, Colorado.

       JoAnn Jay Howard                               Ann Patton

NHMA 1st Vice President                          NHMA 2nd Vice President

SIU post-graduate position available in natural hazard mitigation

Post-graduate (post-MS, PhD, or post-doctoral) position in:

GIS-based Natural Hazards and Mitigation Research

A research position in GIS-based hazard modeling and disaster planning is available at Southern Illinois University (SIU).  An active project manager and researcher is sought to join a team working with large geospatial databases and GIS in order to assess natural and select technological hazards.  Funding is from ongoing grants from FEMA to quantify hazards, in particular flooding, and model and promote different mitigation solutions.

The position is at the post-graduate level (complete MS or PhD in hand) and may take the form of either (1) a full-time staff position (SIU “Researcher II”) or (2) a full-time post-doctoral research position (same assignment and salary as Researcher II), or (3) a doctoral student assistantship (50%) while the student pursues a PhD at SIU.

The central requirement of this position is advanced knowledge and experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS software package.  The successful candidate will document experience in manipulating complex GIS datasets in ArcGIS, applied to flooding, floodplain management, natural hazards analysis, or a related area.  The successful candidate will manage geospatial databases, conduct GIS-based modeling, and may teach course modules and train graduate and undergrad students in GIS.  

The successful applicant should have the following:

  • A Masters or PhD degree in GIS or geospatial applications, preferably in geology, geography, hydrology, or engineering, including 3+ years of GIS experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with ArcGIS and other ESRI products.
  • Ability to manage and integrate large and complex geospatial datasets.
  • Strong potential for academic growth demonstrated by: journal publications, scientific meeting presentations, funding proposals, and/or technical reports completed or in progress.
  • The successful candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Other possible supplementary skill and research interest (not required) may include:

  • Experience with, or the ability to learn, FEMA’s Hazus-MH loss estimation tool
  • Experience with hydrologic and/or hydraulic modeling
  • Multivariate statistical experience using SAS and/or SPSS

Job Responsibilities: GIS database development, management, and quantitative analyses. GIS-based research and project support.  Loss-estimation modeling using HAZUS-MH software.  Management of hazard mitigation outreach activities, including regional travel.  Preparation, writing, and editing of mitigation plans and other scientific reports and publications.

Job Location and Start Date: Carbondale, IL.  Position is open immediately, with a start-date arranged by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: For full-time position: $2800-$3300/month, depending on degree and qualifications

Expressions of Interest: Interested persons should send a cover letter, CV, 2-3 relevant publications, and names and contact information for 3 referees.  This material should be sent in electronic format to igert@siu.edu no later than August 1, 2013.