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Small Scale River Diversions

The Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan proposes to build a small number of large river diversions. Another approach is to create small breaks in the levees to allow overflow into wetlands during floods that more closely resembles natural processes. This would…

Riverbend Sewage Divesion

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Reverse NEPA Cases

BEAR VALLEY MUTUAL WATER COMPANY v. Jewell, No. 12-57297 (9th Cir. June 25, 2015). “Reverse NEPA” – should an EIS include the impact of protecting an endangered species (a fish) on humans (water district managers and their customers.) 9th Cir…

State and Local Government Liability for Flooding

Jon Kusler, Government Liability and Climate Change: Selected Legal Issues Related to Flood Hazards (2014). Jon Kusler, Flood Risk In The Courts: Reducing Government Liability While Encouraging Government Responsibility (2011). Jon A Kusler, A Comparative Look at Public Liability for…

Coastal Restoration of San Francisco Bay

The Baylands and Climate Change: What we can do. Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Science Update 2015 – Coastal Restoration of San Francisco Bay Original Site: THE BAYLANDS ECOSYSTEM HABITAT GOALS PROJECT This is a well thought through plan that recognizes that…

The Digital Coast

The Digital Coast What is the Digital Coast? This NOAA-sponsored website is focused on helping communities address coastal issues and has become one of the most-used resources in the coastal management community. The dynamic Digital Coast Partnership, whose members represent…

State of the Climate 2014

Blunden, J. and D. S. Arndt, Eds., 2015: State of the Climate in 2014. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96 (7), S1– S267. International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record Climate markers continue to show global warming trend…

Cost of Hurricane Katrina Relief and Rebuilding

Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan, Mortgages and Disasters A Ticking Bomb? (2014) Hurricane Katrina Fact File – Insurance Information Institute (2010) Towers Watson, Hurricane Katrina: Analysis of the Impact on the Insurance Industry (2005) After Hurricane Katrina: How federal aid helped the…