Debriefing the 2019 Budget Deal & More

Howard and Dan are back with this month's Beltway update!

On this episode, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi break down the latest developments in Federal coastal policy and politics. This month, they look at the details of the recent budget deal between Congress and the Whitehouse, discuss a new program in the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, and talk about the flooding in the Mid-West and the water levels of the Great Lakes. And, of course, its not a WaterLog podcast without a D.C. legislative update.

Howard Marlowe & Dan Ginolfi

Howard Marlowe is president of Warwick Group Consultants, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. For the past 40 years, he and his firm have helped local and state governments as well as engineering firms and nonprofits with policies, programs and funding that affect the coast. Howard’s articles on coastal economics and resilience have appeared in the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s Shore & Beach magazine as well as other peer-reviewed publications. For the past few years, the focus of his firm has been on facilitating Federal-State-Local collaborations that transcend both political boundaries and the confusing programs and policies of the 16 Federal agencies that have a coastal mission. Howard is a graduate of Penn’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and NYU’s School of Law. He is currently on the Faculty at George Washington University. | Dan is the Coastal Resilience Director for Warwick Group Consultants. He is an engineer with a background in sustainability, systems engineering and environmental science. Since joining the team, he has spearheaded the firm’s growth as well as the development of its unique resilience program. As a lobbyist, Dan has worked with universities, the Corps of Engineers, State and local governments, Congress and the executive branch to draft and implement policies that provide an improved framework for coastal resilience, regional sediment management, and programs that promote regional interagency and intergovernmental collaborations for coastal resiliency. Dan manages the firm’s day to day operations, undertakes issue research, develops technical, policy and strategy reports for clients, and co-authors the water resources policy and current events newsletter, WaterLog.