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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.

Speakers: 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? 

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please contact Dr. Kelly Klima, Climate Change Policy Advisor, with the Center for Clean Air Policy atkklima@ccap.org or 202-621-5668.

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 &
Sam Merrill, New England
Environmental Finance
  Part 2: Sam Merrill, New England
Environmental Finance Center
  Part 3: Sam Merrill, New England
Environmental Finance Center

Arkansas Game and Fish Comm'n v. United States, No. 11-597
– Ed Thomas, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

Part 4: Introduction &
Ed Thomas, Presenter


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 &
Dave Fowler, Presenter
      Part 2: Dave Fowler,
      Part 3: Questions &








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 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 

Lynda Saul, Montana Department
of Environmental Quality

Summary and Overview of the reauthorized National Flood Insurance Program

Chad Berginnis, Executive
Director, Association of State
Floodplain Managers

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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