Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Flood Risk

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues

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.

Flood Risk: USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science

Background: 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.

Our speakers are:

Webinar Co-Sponsors: American Association of Geographers, American Institute of Professional Geologists, American Meteorological SocietyAssociation of State Floodplain ManagersFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), International Association of Hydrogeologists: United States National Chapter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Certified Floodplain Managers who participate in the entire live webinar will earn 1 CEC from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

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Resources to learn more:

Search the Geological Surveys Database for reports and factsheets about flood risk.