The Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) is an affiliation of nonprofit and private organizations, government agencies and individuals dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural functions of floodplains, including coastal areas. As a founding member of the NFFA, the Association of State Wetland Managers is pleased to provide a place on its website, but ASWM is one of many NFFA members and these webpages represent the collective work and contributions of NFFA member organizations. These webpages provide information about NFFA, its activities and publications and reports useful to those interested in learning more about the importance of natural floodplains. NFFA was established to “promote, protect, and enhance the protection, restoration, and management of natural floodplain resources.” Members share information and may elect to coordinate actions on issues of interest, but the Natural Floodplain Function Alliance does not take formal positions on matters of national policy, guidance or legislation. For a copy of the Natural Floodplain Function Alliance mission statement, goals and objectives click here.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the alliance, please contact Dave Fowler with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (262-643-9035) or Jeanne Christie with the Association of State Wetland Managers (207-892-3399). 

  Information for the Media on the Importance of Natural Floodplains

  Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) Webinars Schedule

  Resources and Publications



Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance Meeting, May 22, 2019 at the Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, OH

Information & Resources from the April 10, 2018 Exploring Opportunities for Integrated Mapping and Functional Assessment of Riverine and Coastal Floodplains and Wetlands Workshop at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center, Silver Spring, MD

Information & Resources from the November 29, 2016 Overcoming Policy & Permitting Barriers Workshopat Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC