News - Resilient Communities and Economies

National extension program focuses on water challenges

In the United States and around the world, water security is at risk. Too much water, too little water, or water of poor quality endangers life, property, economies, and ecosystems. These threats to water security arise from several factors,...

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By: Karen Bareford / Published: Mar 15, 2018

Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program expands

Oyster gardening has been taking place seasonally in Alabama for almost 20 years, but 2017 was the first year for oyster gardening in Mississippi. Through the program, volunteers are supplied with all of the materials to grow

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Feb 22, 2018

Communities can overcome coastal flooding impacts

Coastal flooding is now one of the most prevalent hazards impacting communities and economies. Last year’s hurricane season shows us that we still have a long way to go to prepare for and recover from floods and other natural disasters.

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Feb 20, 2018

Social Coast: The other science

Often it is easy to take the stakeholder engagement activities that Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and other Sea Grant Programs are so good at for granted. It is as though these programs with the knowledge, networks and communication skills just...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Feb 08, 2018

Project to highlight waterfront oral histories

Living along a working waterfront is not a unique situation, but the character of the community there makes those places unique and special places to live and work. We all know that the waterfront is important to our economy.

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Dec 14, 2017