Member Update- January 27

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MEMBER UPDATE January 27, 2015

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A message from NHMA President Ed Thomas, Esq.:

A Holistic Approach to Community Disaster Resilience Webinar, January 30, 12:00-1:00 PM CST.

It’s not too late to sign up for an important webinar sponsored by NHMA. Dr. John Kiefer (University of New Orleans) will be discussing the book he co-edited with NHMA Executive Director Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman: The Private Sector’s Role in Disasters: Leveraging the Private Sector in Emergency Management

This book was written by multiple folks, most of who have years of experience actually working on hazard mitigation and on the ground disaster operations.

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Note about website changes:

In an effort to better server 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.

-Susan Garner, Mitigation Adaptation Specialist

Things of Interest…

Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities Webinar, January 29, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CST. AICP Credits Available

This webinar addresses assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy.

Dan Barnett: “Examining Public Health Workers Perceptions of Organizational Expectations following Disasters,” February 9, 1:00PM CST, University of New Orleans. Barnett.talk15

4th NIST Disaster Resilience Workshop, San Diego, Feb.18-19, 2105

Fourth regional workshop devoted to developing a first-generation framework that will help U.S. communities build resilience to hazard events.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Agricultural decision making in Africa

The Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to take a leadership role in the development of work on agricultural decision-making on an NSF project funded through the Water, Sustainability and Climate program.

Harvard hosting Judith Rodin, author of The Resilience Dividend and President of The Rockefeller Foundation, for a public conversation with Professor Jerold S. Kayden, NOTE: MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. PLEASE SEE LINK FOR UPDATES.

Articles & Editorials…

Natural catastrophe management to become part of New Zealand resource management law

New Zealand’s government to include the management of natural hazards in a revamped Resource Management Act.

Beaufort County conserved 869 acres last year for $1.7 million

Rural and Critical Lands Program placed 869 acres across the county under conservation easements in 2014, barring development from those environmentally sensitive properties.

‘Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,’ says UN disaster risk reduction chief

UN conference seeks to produce the right agreement so resilience can become the hallmark of 2015.

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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.

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