Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), along with his Virginia colleague Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Virginia Beach), introduced a resolution in Congress last week designating the National Center of Excellence for research in coastal flooding and recurrent flooding, a partnership among Old Dominion University and the College of William and Mary—including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William and Mary Law School.
This designation allows these institutions to be viewed as sources for expert advice and guidance for federal agencies engaged in coastal flooding research and education issues and projects.
“Hampton Roads and Coastal Virginia currently face challenges associated with rising sea levels and a sinking coastal plain—leading to costly and impactful repetitive flooding,” said Wittman. “As Virginia is the East Coast epicenter of military activity, I want to make sure our Department of Defense and Virgin...
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