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Natural Hazard Mitigation Association Establishes Priorities for 2010

Priorities of the NHMA are increasing resources to benefit members, providing input to Congress and creating partnerships with other like-minded mitigation-oriented organizations.

PRLog - March 24, 2010 - The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) was founded in 2008 with the goal of bringing together individuals and organizations working in the area of hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation includes structural and non-structural measures aimed at reducing future disaster losses.

During its first full year in existence, NHMA accomplished several important milestones, such as:

-Established partnerships with major organizations such as the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).  
-Launched a website (www.nhma.info) and a Legislative Update newsletter, and
-Provided input to major mitigating entities such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), and American Bar Association (ABA).

An important priority of the NHMA is the creation of partnerships with other mitigation-oriented organizations. These partnerships foster more effective action across the entire span of mitigation-related activities by combining expertise and increasing collaboration.

Plans for 2010 include:
-Increasing resources to benefit members, especially in providing data and background on important and relevant mitigation topics;  
-Providing input to Congress on mitigation issues, especially related to emergency preparedness and recovery; and
-Continuing close cooperation with likeminded organizations to highlight need for mitigation.

Professionals and organizations who share this passion for hazard mitigation and are interested in the NHMA, please contact nathazma@gmail.com and visit the website http://nhma.info/.

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About NHMA, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
NHMA is organized as a Non-Profit Corporation under Louisiana State Law and has a fifteen-member Board. The membership represents a diverse group of practitioners, academics, government officials, and students. Membership covers most of the United States and includes several international members as well.
Contact : nathazma@gmail.com

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