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March 20, 2021
Post-Doc/Researcher on Post-Flood Recovery & Flood Resilience –
Due Date: March 25, 2021
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 Buildings – March 31, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Additional upcoming events can be viewed on the NHMA Calendar
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
NEW TO THE NHMA WEBSITE:
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://www.weather.gov/arx/2021SpringFloodOutlook – Unfortunately, the near normal flood forecast is subject to precipitation changes; the hurricane season may affect outcomes.
– “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 My thin knowledge of these forecasts and predictions is long out of date, as my interests shifted when other issues seem(ed) more urgent.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.”
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