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The preliminary agenda for NAFSMA's 2014 Annual Meeting is now available. This year NAFSMA's Annual Meeting is being held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachussets from October 14-17th.  Those interested in attending NAFSMA's Annual Meeting can register for the event here.
This week the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies’ (NAFSMA) announced that its extending nominations for the association's sixth Excellence in Communications Awards Program. The new deadline for nominations is now August 8, 2014. NAFSMA's Excellence in Communications Awards will be given in two categories:  Public Awareness of Flooding and/or Flood Prevention and/or Emergency Preparedness (campaign and/or individual items) and  Improving Water Quality (campaign and/or individual items).
Coastal flooding along the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard of the United States has dramatically increased in recent years, according to a recent climate investigation from Reuters that utilized 50 years of tide gauge data.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced members of its newly created Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), among those chosen are Gale Wm.
This week the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies’ (NAFSMA) announced that its accepting nominations for the association's sixth Excellence in Communications Awards Program. The awards recognize public service and outreach work by local, regional, state and private agencies to educate the public about the protection of lives, property and economic activity from the adverse impacts of storm and flood waters.
On June 10, President Barack Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (PL 113-121) into law, paving the way for a new approach to authorizing water resources development projects (as outlined in Section 7001 of new WRRDA law).
NAFSMA President Dusty Williams, General Manager and Chief Engineer for the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, on June 11, 2014, testified on behalf of NAFSMA and the National Association of Counties (NACo) regarding the impacts of the proposed changes to the Clean Water Act’s definition of “Waters of the US”. 
On Tuesday, May 20th the House of Representatives overwhelmingly (412 to 4) approved the conference report for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA).  The Senate is expected to act on the agreement by Thursday, May 22.  The White House is expected to sign the bill. Upon enactment, the WRRDA streamlines the project delivery process, promotes fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. 
Waters of the United States Proposed Rule Released
April 7 Webcast Announced on Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule

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