WaterTank Update

This Past Week in WaterTank News: Maui Beach Erosion ♦ Arizona Flood Plain ♦ Sea-Level Rise Tops Climate Agenda ♦ Beach Renourishment ♦ Climate Activist Priorities ♦ Miami Coral Killing could be a Warning ♦ Conservationist Coalitions Gaining Momentum Study to deter Maui beach erosion finds offshore sand – June 5 Herald Courier – Offshore sand could help deter beach erosion…

WaterTank Update

This Past Week in WaterTank News: Sick Wetlands in the West ♦ Two Firms Reinvent Pier Typology ♦ New Tide Gauge for Coastal Safety ♦ New Orleans Levee Failure ♦  Are Coastlines Ready for Hurricane Season ♦ Restoring the Everglades ♦ Louisiana City Sinking ♦ North Carolina creating More Natural Shorelines ♦ Del Mar Beach Faces Erosion America’s Sickest…

WaterTank Update

This Past Week in WaterTank News: Senate and House Release Draft WRDA Bills ♦ Air and Water Problems Rising ♦ Hurricane Protection Woes ♦ Types of Sand under Scrutiny ♦ Candidates’ Rebuilding Plans ♦ New Orleans Sinking ♦ Army Corps Chief Retiring ♦ New York Climate Change Database ♦ House Budget Developments ♦ Taking a Closer look at Beach Nourishment Senate  and House …

WRDA 2016 takes its next Big Step

The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure has released its version of WRDA16.  The Committee will debate and act on the measure this Wednesday and we will have a more complete report on the House WRDA bill following that meeting.  You can watch this “markup” session yourself by going here to get the streaming link.…

WaterTank Update

This Past Week in WaterTank News: Infrastructure woes ♦ Findlay Floods Funding ♦ Lake Michigan levels are up ♦ Hunting Island Beach Restoration ♦ Senate Approves Energy and Water Appropriations Bill ♦ Miami’s Fight Against Sea-Level Rise ♦ The White House and Resilient Communities ♦ Wetlands Benefits Detailed Five big infrastructure emergencies – May 16 The Hill…

The Rising Cost of Disaster Relief

By Christian Flinn How can we do better? On May 12th, the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management (EPE) of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee held a Hearing on “Controlling the Rising Cost of Federal Responses to Disaster.” The goal of the Hearing was to address, better understand, and discuss…

Using Nature to Fight Sea-Level Rise

By Christian Flinn The concept of natural barriers and nature-based defense is highly appealing to coastal resilience researchers. Natural resilience implies a degree of sustainability that may not be achievable with man-made protection alone. This resonates well with communities concerned with preserving their natural beauty while not compromising their safety. What, then, are the advantages…

The Clean Water Act: Legally Murky?

By Christian Flinn The Obama Administration and its implementation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) have been consistently derided over the past few years. Critics decry the vague nature of the law’s tenets and the opportunities they create for government overreach. Most recently, the Hawkes Company – a firm that mines peat for golf courses…