New Study Quantifies Wetland Benefits as WOTUS Debate Heats Up

A story in InsideEPA details a paper coauthored by RFF Fellow Hannah Druckenmiller about the value of wetlands in preventing flood damage.

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Jan. 25, 2022

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A new paper scheduled to be published in a peer-reviewed journal calculates for the first time the benefits of wetlands for reducing flood damages, with its authors pointing to the need for current data as the Supreme Court is poised to reconsider the scope of the Clean Water Act and the Biden administration is weighing a new regulatory definition. “Wetlands provide important benefits to communities by soaking up excess water that might otherwise cause heavy flooding,” Resources for the Future's Hannah Druckenmiller said.

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