Back in 2019, we wrote a post about the surprising connection between the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). That post concluded with the following:

It looks like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be forced to address ESA compliance on a state-by-state basis

[It would seem silly to post this article without first acknowledging an elephant in the room:  We haven’t posted in 23 months.  Why, you might ask?  Is it because there is nothing going on in the flood world?  No.  Is it because we have retired to tropical islands?  No.  Is it because we got really busy, and this kept slipping to the bottom of the list?  No.  Well, actually, yes, that’s it.  Nothing dramatic or sinister.  Life just got in the way.  But we promise to be better about this going forward.]

Indulge me for a moment by imagining that you’re preparing for the trip of a lifetime. As you dutifully click through your packing checklist, you also take the time to learn a few key foreign language words and phrases for the countries that you’ll be visiting. Experience has proven that

On April 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released an official announcement (Release Number HQ-21-079) and Memorandum for Write Your Own (WYO) Principal Coordinators and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Direct Serving Agent (W-21003) outlining plans for implementing its new NFIP rating system known as Risk Rating

With a single tweet, President Trump ended months of speculation as to whether or not Congress would provide another round of COVID relief before the election.  As he announced on Twitter, the President has his sights on passing a post-election “major Stimulus Bill.”  While the outcome of the election

During this pandemic, my crystal ball and I are social distancing; while I am working at home it is tucked away in my Capitol Hill office. Luckily, I was able to dig out my old magic-8 ball from the back of my closet, but each time I turn it over

As media reports of the coronavirus started to become front-page news, my interest was peaked by articles that described the situation as an “infodemic”. Now several weeks and three-federal relief packages later, I think it is safe to say that many non-federal infrastructure interests are surfing from an infodemic on

Imagine how early you could retire if you had a dollar for every time someone told you to “think outside the box.”  Personally, I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard this charge in my educational and professional life. But what if I told you that the real money