2012 Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance Webinars

Bridging the Gap between Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation

Tuesday, December 18 – 11:00 a.m. EST

This first-in-a-series webinar will feature a roundtable discussion to identify overlaps and bridge gaps between the hazard mitigation and climate adaptation communities of practice to foster resilient, equitable, healthy and prosperous communities. Practitioners will discuss commonalities and differences between short- and long-term resilience efforts, and highlight communities that are integrating hazard mitigation and climate adaptation. The floor will then open for a roundtable discussion on next steps.

PRESENTERS

  • Steve Winkelman, Director, Transportation and Adaptation Programs
  • Ed Thomas, President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
  • Ryan Towell, Project Manager, Dewberry

Following the speakers’ presentations, our moderator, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association’s Executive Director, Alessandra Jerolleman, will open the webinar for a roundtable discussion on next steps. Key discussion questions include: What issues are most important, and how do you approach them? What do we need to hear/talk more about? Which stakeholders need to be part of the discussion? What are opportunities for collaboration and progress? 

Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool (COAST)

Monday, December 10, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST

PRESENTER

  • Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christi, ASWM; Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center

Part 2: Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
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Part 2: Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center

Part 3: Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
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Part 3: Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center

Part 4: Presenter: Ed Thomas, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association; Questions/Comments
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Part 4: Presenter: Ed Thomas, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
Questions/Comments

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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christi, ASWM; Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
Part 2: Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
Part 3: Presenter: Sam Merrill, New England Environmental Finance Center
Part 4: Presenter: Ed Thomas, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association; Questions/Comments
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Discussion on Community Resiliency to Extreme Weather and Climate Change Through Floodplain Regulations

Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EST

This webinar featured a discussion of a model sea-level rise ordinance developed by the Georgetown Climate Center and insights from three experienced planners from Iowa, New Hampshire, and Mississippi.  Practitioners  shared lessons learned and their experiences enhancing regulatory standards in floodplains in the wake of extreme weather events - lessons that may prove particularly valuable as the northeastern U.S. recovers from Superstorm Sandy. The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States.  Recent work on sea-level rise has included the development of an adaptation toolkit and a model ordinance that implements adaptive measures and includes extensive policy analysis. Look for summary case studies on the Georgetown Climate Center website and in the Adaptation Clearinghouse following the webinar.

Conference Call

Monday, November 19, 2012 3:00 p.m. EST

Summary of Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance

Thinking Outside the Box Culvert Understanding Flood Management and Natural Floodplain Mitigation

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST

PRESENTER

  • David C. Fowler CFM 

Floodplain management, for too long has been focused on structural flood damages with little consideration to the cultural, economic or environmental effects of a selected “flood control” strategy.  Too often the dominant flood control strategy was to confine the river to a predefined channel size and capacity that maximized the availability of land for development or agriculture. This results in the river channel serving a simple utilitarian role as a conveyance structure to remove unwanted excess water as rapidly as possible.  Efficiency in water transport was the ultimate goal, and this resulted in structural interventions being constructed at the expense of the natural system.

Impacts from structural flood control projects have resulted in both short term and long term consequences on the functioning of the natural drainage system (floodway and floodplain).  Mitigation of these impacts and planning for future flooding (stormwater management) must be part of the design in an economically and environmentally sustainable watercourse system.

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM; Presenter: Dave Fowler, CFM< Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & ASFPM
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Presenter: Dave Fowler, CFM< Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & ASFPM

Part 2: Presenter: Dave Fowler, CFM, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & ASFPM
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Part 2: Presenter: Dave Fowler, CFM, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & ASFPM

Part 3: Questions & Answers
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Part 3: Questions & Answers

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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM; Presenter: Dave Fowler, CFM< Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & ASFPM
Part 2: Presenter: Dave Fowler, CFM, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & ASFPM
Part 3: Questions & Answers
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Webinar: cancelled

September 10, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Conference Call: Discussion of Key Activities Underway nationally, report out of mapping and economic workshop subcommittees 

August 9, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. EST

Below are documents describing the joint partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discussed during the conference call. 

NRCS USACE agreement

NRCS USACE joint memo

NRCS USACE MOA

NRCS USACE partnership brochure

NRCS USACE partnership joint work plan

NRCS USACE partnership Acticle

NRCS USACE partnership handbook

NRCS USACE partnership data sharing

July 12, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. EST


Why Wetland Managers Should Care about Floodplains 

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM; Presenter: Lynda Saul, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Presenter: Lynda Saul, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM; Presenter: Lynda Saul, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
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Summary and Overview of the reauthorized National Flood Insurance Program

Part 2: Presenter: Chad Berginnis, Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers
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Part 2: Presenter: Chad Berginnis, Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers

Part 2: Presenter: Chad Berginnis, Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers
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FEMA IGA Advisory 7/12/2012 Exception to 30-Day Waiting Period for Flood Insurance Coverage

American Rivers and National Wildlife Federation Letter Opposing S. 2039 and Nature Conservancy Letter Opposing S. 2039 and S. 2039 A Bill to allow a State of local Government to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open space lands.

Conference call: Discussion of Key Activities underway nationally, report out of mapping and economic workshop subcommittees, Highlights from ASFPM conference

June 14, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. EST

Crop Insurance and Farm Bill

May 10, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. EST

  • Reauthorization/Swampbuster-Sodbuster, Brad Redlin, Izaak Walton League

Key Activities Underway Nationally

April 12, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. EST  

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