Planning for Coastal Storm and Erosion Hazards

Thursday, July 6, 2017 1:30 PM EDT | 1 hour 30 mins
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar
This AGI Critical Issues webinar will focus on efforts to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to coastal storms, erosion, and associated hazards at the federal, state, and local level.
Webinar Fees:
  • Webinar Registration - $ 0.00
  • 1.0 ASFPM CEC (Certified Floodplain Managers) - $ 0.00
  • 0.15 AIPG CEU (Professional) - $ 50.00
  • 0.15 AIPG CEU (Student) - $ 20.00
  • 0.15 AIPG CEU (College Class) - $ 100.00

Coastal hazards are a widespread challenge that cost millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars in the U.S. every year due to property loss and spending on mitigation measures. Based on the most recent U.S. Census, over 39% of the U.S. population lives in areas that may undergo significant coastal flooding during a 100-year flood event1. Additionally, six of the ten most expensive weather-related disasters in U.S. history have been caused by coastal storms1,2. Reducing risk and responding to coastal hazards is an ongoing challenge that relies on close coordination and cooperation between geoscientists, coastal planners, emergency managers, and communities at all levels.

An introductory talk and three case studies from around the U.S. will cover coastal storm and erosion hazards in the U.S., as well as examples of coastal hazard planning from the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coasts, with a focus on how geoscience informs planning at all levels. Speakers from California, Texas, and Georgia will discuss the impacts of coastal storms and erosion, tools used for coastal hazard mitigation planning in their regions, and examples of community engagement and coordination.

Our speakers are:

Webinar Co-Sponsors
American Institute of Professional Geologists; American Meteorological Society; Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists; Consortium for Ocean Leadership; Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Geological Society of America; Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers; International Association of Emergency Managers; National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration; U.S. Geological Survey.

References:

1 Coastal Flood Risks: Achieving Resilience Together. Federal Emergency Management Agency
2 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Table of Events. National Centers for Environmental Information

CEU and CEC Credits

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

All registrants who have paid for CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and have attended the entire duration of the live webinar will receive 0.15 CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists.