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National Estuary Program (NEP)

Preparing for Disaster: The National Estuary Programs Role in Pre-Disaster Planning, Post-Disaster Recovery, and Hazard Mitigation

Many of the 28 National Estuary Programs’ (NEP) study areas have been affected by a disaster or hazard event, including hurricanes, floods, fires, nor’easters, and hazardous waste spills. In Preparing for Disaster: The National Estuary Programs Role in Pre-Disaster Planning, Post-Disaster Recovery, and Hazard Mitigation, four case studies demonstrate that NEPs play an important role in pre-disaster planning, post disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation by acting as place-based capacity builders, nimble communicators, community conveners of partners, and scientific experts in their local watersheds. The case studies presented are from the following NEPs: 1) Barnegat Bay Partnership (New Jersey), 2) San Francisco Estuary Partnership (California), 3) Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (Louisiana), and 4) Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (Texas).

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  • Preparing for disaster - the National Estuary Programs (PDF)(33 pp, 3 MB, August, 2018, EPA 842-K-18-004)
    Four case studies demonstrate that NEPs play an important role in pre-disaster planning, post disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation by acting as place-based capacity builders, nimble communicators, community conveners of partners, and scientific experts in their local watersheds.