“The vulnerabilities are regional”: what the Dutch approach to flood management could mean for the US coast
This article from the New York Times interviews Henk Ovink, mastermind of the Rebuilding by Design competition, and follows the attempt to guide the US towards a more regional approach to flood management (both coastal and riverine). Other Dutch projects that could be interestingly applied in the US include Room for the River and Sand Motors (explanation in English of what a "sand motor" is and the site).
The City of Seattle is looking for public input on their Hazards Mitigation Plan by April 23.
From the City: "The City of Seattle is looking for your input on what hazards worry you most. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, snow and ice storms, terrorism are just a few of the hazards that the City can experience. How should the City use limited financial resources to reduce the impacts from the City’s natural and man-made hazards? There are many ways to reduce the impacts, such as regulations, slope stabilization, and public education. The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is updating the existing 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. We want to know what you think. There are three ways to tell us:"
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