Things of Interest…
New State Mitigation Plan Guide
http://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/15/new-state-mitigation-plan-guide/The State Mitigation Plan Review Guide is FEMA’s official policy on, and interpretation of, the requirements for State Standard and Enhanced Mitigation Planning……
CRS Report on Disaster Relief — featuring state profiles An opening for a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921.
The newly-created University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is looking for a post-doctoral fellow starting Aug. 1, 2015. The direct link for sharing this posting with potential candidates is: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/16921.
29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference®?May 10 – 15, 2015?Rosen Shingle Creek?Orlando, Florida http://flghc.org
FEMA Calls for 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards ApplicationsSubmission Deadline: April 10, 2015 http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards
Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa’s Flood of 2008 — which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids — are notoriously difficult to predict……
See link below for details on a postdoc opening at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH. .http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=22&ROPCD=220302&RONum=B8112
As Oso Disaster Anniversary Nears, Kentucky Geologists Urge Preparation for Landslideshttp://newswise.com/articles/as-oso-disaster-anniversary-nears-kentucky-geologists-urge-preparation-for-landslides?
More on Recovery in Japanhttp://recoverydiva.com/2015/03/12/more-on-recovery-in-japan
Bread Loaf Orion is an annual, week-long 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 http://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences/BLOrion.
Free Online Course: Water in the Western US
Learn more and register here: https://www.coursera.org/course/waterwestus
FEMA To States: You Want Cash? Say Climate Change Is Real. SAY IT!
Dear Floodplain Officials & NAI Committee Members,
The Georgia Association of Floodplain Managers (GAFM), No Adverse Impact (NAI) Committee, in conjunction with the ASFPM NAI Committee, is pleased to announce our next Webinar:
Agencies Need to Improve Policies and Procedures for Estimating Improper PaymentsGAO-15-209: Published: Feb 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2015.
Winter storms battered sales of small businesses, survey shows
Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa’s Flood of 2008 — which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids — are notoriously difficult to predict………
A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change………
Drought-stricken California only has one year of water left, Nasa scientist warns
Articles & Editorials…
FEMA to Review All Flood Damage Claims From Hurricane Sandy
Graduate Assistant Positions for Project on Climate Resilience of Water on Tribal Lands in the American West
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