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Episode 8: The Infrastructure Debate – The Wildfires in California

Infrastructure / Podcast November 20, 2018

Right now half a dozen wildfires are burning throughout California with devastating impacts. How are local officials responding to these natural disasters?

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Physical Impacts and Policy Implications of Hurricane Florence

Jake Varn / Blog October 10, 2018

Hurricane Florence has reiterated what was already proven by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: America’s infrastructure is not prepared to withstand major natural disasters. 

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#22 Special Episode: Preparing for Florence

Podcast / Podcast September 14, 2018

This week’s podcast ditches the pints and gets serious as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast.

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Jason Grumet: As Hurricane Season Approaches, It’s Time to Fix Disaster Funding

Infrastructure / News May 21, 2018

Our federal government should stop treating natural disasters as surprises

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Episode 3: The Infrastructure Debate – Houston and the Infrastructure of Flooding

Infrastructure / Podcast May 15, 2018

We discuss Houston and the infrastructure of flooding with Carol Haddock, Director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering.

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Can America's Infrastructure Withstand the Next Natural Disasters?

Infrastructure / April 24, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Watch live for a discussion on how federal policies and local infrastructure can be better prepared to mitigate and respond to natural disasters.

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Trent Lott and Jason Grumet: How to fix our $350 billion disaster relief problem

Infrastructure / News November 10, 2017

Major hurricanes and wildfires show how unprepared we are for natural disasters, which is why Congress must reform our response systems.

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#02 Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Infrastructure / Podcast October 6, 2017

Puerto Rico will be rebuilding for decades to come from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The destruction and aftermath demonstrate that, as a country, we must develop a better way to prepare for, respond to, and pay for natural disasters.

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Puerto Rico and the Complicated Path to Disaster Recovery

Jake Varn / Blog September 29, 2017

Puerto Rico’s recovery will require long-term technical expertise to build, operate, and manage any new systems.

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