2017 NFFA RECORDED WEBINARS
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.ET

The Naturally Resilient Communities Project: Siting Guide and Case Studies Mainstreaming of Natural Infrastructure to Address Coastal and Riverine Flooding
 
 
HOST
 
Association of State Floodplain Managers
 
PRESENTER
 
Nathan Woiwode, Risk Reduction and Resilience Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy

 
 
ABSTRACT

Naturally Resilient Communities is a partnership of county governments, professional engineers, community planners, floodplain managers and conservationists who work with communities to improve their quality of life and economies.  Supported by the Kresge Foundation, the effort includes the National Association of Counties, the American Planning Association, the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sasaki Associates, and The Nature Conservancy.
 
Drawing from thirty nature-based flood and erosion control strategies and a growing body of case studies, the guide, which can be accessed at www.nrcsolutions.org, is designed to help municipal leaders and their staff in communities across the country identify potential solutions that could address their specific flooding concerns.  Webex participants will learn about:

1.    The origins and purpose of the Naturally Resilient Community project.
2.    The strategy typology and how and why it was developed
3.    Select case studies
4.    A tour of the interactive siting guide

Target Audience: Planners, Engineers, Floodplain Managers and other professionals who wish to promote natural and nature-based solutions to flooding and erosion.
 
BIO

Nathan Woiwode manages the Nature Conservancy’s efforts to build the case for employing nature and natural systems to manage flood risk and build resilience in coastal and riverine communities across the United States. Nate earned a Masters of Public Policy and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University, with a focus in international development and environmental economics and policy. He holds a B.S. degree in Zoology from Michigan State University, where he studied tropical ecology and evolution.
 
 
Presenters: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland
Managers
Nathan Woiwode, Risk Reduction and Resilience Project
Manager, The Nature Conservancy
 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. EST

February Federal Update: Clean Water Act Section 404 2017 Nationwide Permits Final Rule

  • Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers
 
The Value of Nature: Practical Applications for Managers
 
INTRODUCTION
 
Marla Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM and Jeanne Christie, ASWM [PowerPoint Presentation]

PRESENTER
 
Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy [PowerPoint Presentation]
 
ABSTRACT
 
Coastal and freshwater systems – especially floodplains and wetlands - provide tangible economic value to communities, yet managers often do not incorporate the value of nature into decision making. This presentation has three components: 1) An overview of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners’ guidebook, A guide for incorporating ecosystem service valuation into coastal restoration projects, 2) Practical examples of ecosystem service valuation from the field, 3) An introduction to the ESII tool to assess the value of nature in decision making, developed through a collaboration between TNC and Dow Chemical Company.
 
BIO

Elizabeth Schuster joined The Nature Conservancy in 2013 as an environmental economist and supports the marine and freshwater programs as well as collaborating with community economic development partners across the state of New Jersey. She also has experience in conservation and business management in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Since 1998, she has been working in project design and implementation with a focus on natural resource management and water resources in the United States and internationally.
 
This webinar has been preapproved for 1 CEC for CFMs who participate individually in the entire event by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

         
     
Part 1: Marla Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM and Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Presenter: Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy
      Part 2: Presenter: Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy 
         
     
Part 3: Presenter: Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy       Part 4: Questions/Answers  
 

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