Monday, July 23, 2018

Registration For PA Assn. Of State Floodplain Managers Conference Sept. 18-19 In Harrisburg Now Open

This year's theme is Floodplain Management: The Next Generation, Tools and Rules for Meeting Day To Day Challenges.
The National Flood Insurance Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and a lot has changed and evolved over the last five decades.  
This year the Conference will focus on new and exciting trends and tools in floodplain management and flood mitigation, changes to policy and subsequent impacts, the evolution of risk communication, and the future of the program.
Among the topics to be discussed are--
-- Integration of floodplain management into other planning mechanisms (historic, greenways, land use, transportation, stormwater, etc.)
-- Joint stormwater and floodplain management planning and implementation
-- Local solutions to flood insurance changes
-- Planning for climate change and future conditions
-- Legislation and policy discussion, reform, impact, and improvement
-- Mapping/GIS tools or applications for risk identification and mitigation
-- Social science and risk communication
-- Pairing/utilizing funding and/or resources to improve floodplain management
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
To register or for more information, visit the PASFM Annual Conference webpage.
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