Member Update – April 7


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

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:

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:

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

3.) Some Articles on Business Recovery and Resilience Some Articles on Business Recovery and Resilience

4.) 2015 Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS) 3Ps of Resilience: Partnering – Planning – Performance

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

5.) Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

6.) Reflections on Digital Learning In the Age of Info, specializing to survive.

III Online Courses

1.) From Tulsa Partners

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

V Jobs:

1.) An opening for a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute

The newly-created University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is looking for a post-doctoral fellow starting Aug. 1, 2015:

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

3.) Details on a postdoc opening at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH. 20302&RONum=B8112

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

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5.) Human Geography & Conservation Lecturer Position at Bangor University Details of the job are here

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

VI Conferences

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

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

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.

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