News - Resilient Communities and Economies

The scale and consequences of plastic pollution

On the heels of the tons of trash collected at this year’s coastal cleanup events, I would like to discuss plastic pollution. This type of pollution is something that we are all too familiar with. It is hard to find a roadway or waterway that...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Dec 08, 2016

Working waterfronts: In their own words

We all know that a thriving working waterfront makes an important impact on our coastal economy. It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers; dollars and landings and property values. What is easy to miss is a unique way of life, spanning...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Nov 04, 2016

Climbing the tree of tool selection

As I’ve written about before, a person can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tools and models available when addressing climate change. Whether you are a natural resource manager looking to help marshes adapt to sea-level rise or a community...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Sep 22, 2016

Floodplain managers, planners visualize future flooding impacts

Suppose the City of Biloxi’s population doubled and you had to determine where to locate new infrastructure and housing to accommodate another 40,000+ people. That’s what participants of the Gulf Coast Community Flood Resilience Workshop were...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Sep 19, 2016