Future Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) Webinars/Conference Calls Schedule

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. For a copy of the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance mission statement, goals and objectives click here.

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The Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) is busy working on confirmation of webinar topics and presenters for 2017.

NFFA will host bimonthly events that combine a conference call format with a webinar presentation (typically the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3pm ET).

 

Tuesday, 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.
 

 
 
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