Member Update – March 29 addendum

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Things of Interest…

New State Mitigation Plan Guide 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 

Dear Colleagues,

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:  

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference®?May 10 – 15, 2015?Rosen Shingle Creek?Orlando, Florida

FEMA Calls for 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards ApplicationsSubmission Deadline: April 10, 2015

Predicting the extent of flash flooding

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……

2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Now Open

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. .

As Oso Disaster Anniversary Nears, Kentucky Geologists Urge Preparation for Landslides

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

Propeller would like to invite you to the Water Challenge day and pitch competition on Monday, March 23. Registration is required through the NOEW site –

 Free Online Course: Water in the Western US

Learn more and register here:

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

Predicting the extent of flash flooding


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………

Study links flooding, drought to urban expansion

Insurance Journal

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

 NJ Recovery

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

Full funding will be provided for students interested in completing our MSES ( or MPA ( programs.

NHMA Board:

We need to set up a Fundraising Committee. We need a volunteer to serve as Chair, and we need members. All of you agreed to assist in some ways with NHMA efforts including fundraising.

The NHMA Board voted to provide that the Chair of the Fundraising Committee be on the Executive Committee as well.

Any volunteers?


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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