The August DC Update

On this month's edition of the WaterLog Podcast's DC Update, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi discuss the structure of the Corps as a part of the Department of Defense, give a legislative update on WRDA and Energy & Water Appropriations, and then talk generally about coastal resilience and the hurricane outlook.   Another great show from our Nation's Capitol, the land of rationale deliberation and judicious analysis.

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The June DC Update: ‘A Nation in Turmoil’

ASPN's premier DC show on congress, the Corps of Engineers, and federal appropriations.  It's a don't-miss show when Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi take us inside the Capitol and share their insights into the complex world that drives so much activity and policy on the American shoreline. They're two smart pros.  Don't miss it!

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Corps Announces Benefit Cost Reformulation

On this episode of the WaterLog Podcast, Howard & Dan talk about the Corps' recent internal announcement to account for all NED, RED and OSE in benefit cost analyses, an update from Congress and insight on the next hurricane season.

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WaterLog February 2020

On this episode of the WaterLog podcast, hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi discuss the USACE FY20 Work Plan and California's projects in that plan, introduce the audience to the new Director or Civil Works, go over some WRDA updates, and conclude with an editorial on why the FY21 coastal policy is a literal disaster.

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FY20 Work Plan on the Way

Howard and Dan break down the most pressing coastal issues working their way through the Nation's capital. On this episode kicking off the 2020 calendar year, they discuss the federal appropriations bill and work plan, the US dredge budget, BUDM pilot projects, legal issues related to Hurricane Harvey, and conclude with a discussion about all politics being local. Don't miss it!

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November DC Update

On this episode of the WaterLog Podcast, hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi being us the latest from DC, including the impeachment proceedings, an update on Federal funding, how Congress is eyeing coastal resilience, a new bill in Congress that could slash State's input on the Clean Water Act, discussion on the National Food Insurance Program, and much more!

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OMB: The No-Show

 

On the 11th episode of the WaterLog Podcast, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi debrief the ASBPA National Conference in Myrtle Beach,  the Energy and Water appropriations bill, the Office of Management and Budget, and the insurance's role in creating coastal resilience.

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August DC Update

On the 9th episode, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi talk about issues related to building dunes on federal beach nourishment projects, Trump’s talk of buying Greenland, the peak of hurricane season and much more before appropriations takes over Congress when it returns after the August recess.

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Debriefing the 2019 Budget Deal & More

On this episode, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi break down the latest developments in Federal coastal policy and politics. This month, they look at the details of the recent budget deal between Congress and the Whitehouse, discuss the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, and talk about the flooding in the Mid-West and the water levels of the Great Lakes. And, of course, its not a WaterLog podcast without a D.C. legislative update. 

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June Appropriations Update & More

This month, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi provide an update on the Energy & Water and Interior appropriations process, bring us up to speed on an extension of the Nation Flood Insurance Program and some reforms, an important Supreme Court decision regarding property takings, and a new study showing that despite increased funding for dredging, less sediment is being dredged.

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Capitol Beach & WaterLog Mashup with USACE Planning & Policy Leadership

On this special joint podcast from The Capitol Beach and Water Log, hosts Derek Brockbank, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi have a discussion with the leadership of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy.  Eric Bush, Acting Director, and Joe Redican, Deputy Director, bring district and division experience to their roles in leading Planning and Policy nationwide. They explain what planning means at the Corps, how local coastal communities and stakeholders can work with Corps planners to solve problems and tap into the extensive technical expertise at the Corps. They also discuss the value of regional coastal resilience studies (happening or being planned for the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Great Lakes, Louisiana and Texas), and touch on STEM education starting as early as Pre-K (those summer interns really do get younger every year!).
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It’s not all just Cherry Blossoms

Co-hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi bring us the latest coastal news and analysis from inside the Beltway. This month, we dive into the Disaster Supplemental, discuss the Democrats big infrastructure plans, and the new WRDA guidelines.
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Trump Budget Breakdown & More

On this episode of the WaterLog Podcast, co-hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi examine whether Trump's ‘Better Budget for America’ is really a better budget, considering almost zero attention is given to the coasts and 50% of our population lives there.  They also take up NFIP reform and new data on the value of coastal real estate.
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Innovative Financing for Coastal Infrastructure and Resilience

Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi sit down for their monthly federal update on ASPN. On this episode, Howard and Dan discuss whats going on with the boarder wall and the USACE, and how the ripples created by the President's decision to direct money towards the wall have spread as throughout the Defense Department.  They then how discuss how public private partnerships and other "alternative" financing tools will play important roles as the climate changes and seas rise. They conclude with a brisk discussion about the positions of the Congress and the President on the issue of climate change. It's a great episode!
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Shutdown Deep Dive

On this inaugural episode of the WaterLog Podcast, D.C. insiders Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi dive into the government shutdown and discuss its immediate impacts, future consequences, and the origins of the budget impasse. Then, Howard and Dan look ahead to the 116 Congress and highlight possible actions that will impact coastal funding and policy.
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American Shoreline Podcast – An Introduction

Peter A. Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi to the show from Washington DC to introduce ASPN's newest show, the Waterlog Podcast. Howard and Dan are experts in the realm of Federal coastal policy and help local governments from across the American shoreline understand and successfully navigate this complicated and confusing - yet critically important - universe. Subjects discussed: expectations for the lame duck period; the NFIP extension; what's on the WRDA radar; the 2019 Corps work plan and process; and, what we can expect to be covered in future episodes of the Waterlog Podcast.
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