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American Geosciences Institute Webinar – Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Flood Risk
February 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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.
This webinar features experts from federal and state government, who will discuss recent and ongoing activities coordinated at national and local levels to assess, mitigate, and communicate flood risk.
CFMs who participate in the entire live webinar will earn 1 CEC.
To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/flood-webinar
Marie Peppler, 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
Key topics to be addressed
- The USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program
- Lessons learned from major floods in recent years in South Carolina and Colorado
- Progress in updating risk assessments for flood-prone areas
- Examples of how local outreach, education programs, stake- holder engagement, and collaborative efforts between agencies have improved community resilience
• American Association of Geographers
• American Institute of Professional Geologists
• American Meteorological Society
• Association of State Floodplain Managers
• Federal Emergency Management Agency
• International Association of Hydrogeologists
– U.S. National Chapter
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric
• Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
• U.S. Geological Survey
IAH is actively involved with programs that provide a valuable forum for scientists and engineers who have a broad interest in global perspectives on groundwater resources and hydrogeological issues.
The USNC is affiliated with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Geological Society of America (GSA), as these organizations also have international groundwater science interests. The USNC holds meetings at annual events of these other organizations to encourage networking among USNC members and others who are interested in promoting international cooperation among hydrogeologists and others with an interest in groundwater. The USNC meets in the spring at the NGWA Ground Water Summit and in the fall at the GSA Annual Conference.
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