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What's New

“RiverSmart Communities and Federal Collaborators: Attuning federal agencies and programs with state, regional and local efforts to support ecologically restorative flood prevention and remediation in New England.”

An important extension of RiverSmart work, this project was just funded for $198,597 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Institute for Water Resources (USACE IWR).

“Farms, floods and fluvial geomorphology: making the most of our natural resources.”

In an effort to put RiverSmart into practice, this project was funded for $640,000 for three years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Integrated Water Quality competitive grant program (Watershed Scale Projects).

Assessment of the "science of what works" has already begun at the Fluvial Geomorphology Workshop held at UMass on October 25, 2012 in cooperation with the Massachusetts State Geologist (Steve Mabee).