Vasquez on the NFIP

Law review articles criticizing the NFIP, and offering solutions, are rapidly becoming a genre unto themselves. Florida A&M Law student Loren M. Vasquez has become the latest contributor, in the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. Vasquez’s recommends relying on the planning process to improve resilience: One new focus could be

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Presenting "Estimating the Net Social Benefits of the NFIP" at the Benefit-Cost Society Conference in Februrary

The abstract is below. Conference information is available here. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968 to provide insurance and prevention against flood risk and to shift some rebuilding costs off the federal budget. The program, administered by FEMA, includes a flood mitigation grants component

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Groundwater Recharge in Old Cemeteries

I have a delightfully ghoulish topic of what happens to groundwater recharge in old cemeteries. As I have talked about before, groundwater recharge is important. First, the water table needs to be refreshed. Drawdowns reduce the water supply. Second, the ability of groundwater to absorb rainwater is important for reducing

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