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Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Flood Risk

February 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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This webinar features experts from federal and state government, who will discuss recent and ongoing activities co-ordinated at national and local levels to assess, mitigate, and communicate flood risk.

Our speakers are:

  • Marie Peppler, Federal Liaison and Flood Inundation Mapping Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, State Coordinator, Flood Mitigation Program, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Iain Hyde, CFM, Deputy Director, Colorado Resiliency & Recovery Office

Background: Flooding is a perennial hazard for rivers and coasts alike. Every year, flooding results in billions of dollars of damage and the loss of dozens to hundreds of lives across the United States.  Efforts to mitigate this hazard rely on the work of geoscientists, planners, and communicators to assess and minimize risks, prepare and inform communities, and ensure that lives and livelihoods are prioritized before, during, and after flood events.

Webinar Co-Sponsors: American Association of Geographers, American Institute of Professional Geologists, American Meteorological SocietyAssociation of State Floodplain ManagersFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), International Association of Hydrogeologists: United States National Chapter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Certified Floodplain Managers who participate in the entire live webinar will earn 1 CEC from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.