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Grady Hillhouse, Water Resources, Austin has once again shown children (and adults) the fun side of science and engineering with an interactive model of dams and reservoirs. He shared a video documenting his process for building the model on his YouTube channel, and it has received more than 19,000 views and almost 50 comments...

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently developed a tool to assist communities in preparing, dealing with and recovering from floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist was developed as part of the EPA’s Smart Growth Implementation Assistance project in the state of Vermont. The results of the report are designed to assist communities in developing a more comprehensive approach to mitigating the effects of flooding. 

The Flood...

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Last week, Freese and Nichols attended the North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers (NCAFPM) Annual Conference in Atlantic Beach, N.C. We participated as a conference sponsor, exhibitor and gave three presentations during the technical sessions.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently developed a set of 450 standards for the National Flood Insurance program (NFIP) which will serve as a replacement for all the standards listed in the current document, Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners.

Although a majority of...

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