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Nashville’s Flood Buyouts

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Even before Nashville experienced the devastating 2010 flood, the city had begun taking steps to ensure the safety of its citizens through home buyouts. With the tragic loss of life and property caused by the 2010 record rainfall event, the program was expanded using FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency), and […]

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Water as a Human Right: History of Water in Tennessee

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  This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: History of Water in Tennessee episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price: Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special […]

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Water as a Human Right: The Water System

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  This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: The Water System episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special places. In […]

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Water as a Human Right: Challenges to our Water

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This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: Challenges to our Water episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special places. In […]

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Water as a Human Right: Time to Thrive

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This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: Time to Thrive episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special places. In this […]

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Top 3 Impairments to Water Quality in the Basin

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Water is ever-changing. And as it changes, so too does it shape and change its environment, our environment. When it comes to understanding the water quality of the Cumberland River basin, there are many factors to consider; from known activities impacting water quality, all the way down to the presence of tiny “bugs” that indicate […]

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Trees Give Hope in 2020

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It’s been a hard year: tornado, derecho, pandemic. Yet in the midst of the many and varied losses, trees became a symbol of hope more than ever — a sign of brighter days ahead. Business as Usual 2020 for the Cumberland River Compact began as usual, with trees. During the colder months, the Compact staff […]

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