talk+water: Joel Scata

talk+water: Joel Scata

Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Joel Scata, Water and Climate Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, about his recent article published in the Spring 2020 edition of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Law Magazine that outlines the need for a new federal flood protection standard to ensure federally financed infrastructure is better prepared for and adapted to flooding exacerbated by climate change. 

Scata works to develop federal and state policy solutions to address the impacts of climate change. In particular, he focuses on addressing sea level rise and extreme weather events, and their connection to flooding disasters.



Learn more:

Protecting Against Natural Disasters: NIBS Unveils New Report on Mitigation, April 20, 2020 – National Institute of Building Sciences

ABA Article Calls for a Federal Flood Protection Standard by Joel Scata, – National Resources Defense Council Expert Blog

Going Under: Post-Flood Buyouts Take Years to Complete by – National Resources Defense Council Expert Blog