Using Flood Maps

Course Description

The rising costs and dangers associated with coastal flooding are motivating communities to assess the people, places, and resources at risk. During this live interview with a guest speaker, participants will hear first-hand experiences from field experts who have used maps to engage stakeholders in discussions about local hazards and risk. Participants will learn how to best use local flood exposure maps when working with citizens and local officials.

This live webinar supports the work of community land use, hazards, and resilience planners. It replaces the Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk webinar.

Note: This webinar does not include discussion about FEMA flood maps that support the National Flood Insurance Program.

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You will learn how to

  • Recognize challenges and techniques for using these maps to facilitate productive conversations about improving community resilience to coastal hazards
  • Prepare for productive conversations about community resilience

Participant Requirements

Internet and speakers

Continuing Education Credits

This course offers one hour of certification maintenance credit for the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Previous Recordings

November 30, 2016, Kyle Spencer, Virginia

June 28, 2016, Matt Campo, New Jersey

March 8, 2016, Tina Gordon, Florida

August 11, 2015, Lisa Auermuller, New Jersey

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