Oct 28, 2019
In episode 99 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Rob Moore, the Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council. Doug and Rob talk about flooding and the bureaucratic inertia of flood management. They also discuss the psychology of rebuilding in flood zones. Rob also explains attempts to reform federal flood policies and the challenges of finding funding to help people with buy outs. Also: nature based solutions to flooding; being an adaptation professional; organizational approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation and much more!
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Rob Moore’s Staff page at NRDC:
Seeking Higher Ground: how to break the cycle of repeated flooding with climate smart flood reforms
Blog on same: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/seeking-higher-ground-climate-smart-solutions-flooding
Buyouts as part of a strategy for managed retreat/climate adaptation
Going Under: how long wait times for post-flood buyouts leave homeowners underwater (report we released a few weeks ago showing that FEMA assistance for a buyout take about 5 years to reach a person whose home’s flooded).
https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber (Anna, the lead author of the report above) also did a short series of case studies on buyout around the country.
2017 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FeCkHZBd-M#action=share
2019 Q&A: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/how-long-does-it-take-get-fema-buyout-flooded-homehttps://www.guernicamag.com/four-storytellers-tackle-climate-change/
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and
Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1
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