American Water Resources Association Offers Webinar on Proactive Flood and Drought Management

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American Water Resources Association (AWRA) presents webinar on Proactive Flood and Drought Management and offers copy of soon to be released report to all attendees.

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Our planet is changing. Flood and drought issues transcend every part of our nation.

Our planet is changing. Flood and drought issues transcend every part of our nation.

Join colleagues in the water resources management community to hear from authors of the American Water Resource Association (AWRA) Policy Committee's soon to be released "Proactive Flood and Drought Management, Vol. II: A Selection of Applied Strategies & Lessons Learned from around the United States,” and the Floodplain Administrator from Fort Collins, CO, discuss lessons learned from the report, and more specifically the flood mitigation strategies highlighted in the Fort Collins case study. Authors and presenters will answer questions, and attendees will receive a copy of both Volume I and II of the report after the webinar. PDH credit is available to attendees.

Click here for more information, or to register for the webinar.

Webinar date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Subject: Overview of the Flood and Drought Management Report
Presenters: Don Duke – Yung-Hsin Sun – Marsha Hilmes-Robinson
Moderator: Michael Campana

Volume II of the AWRA Policy Committee's report, adds six case studies and two overview essays to the previous volume's eight case studies. Selected to illustrate a wide range of circumstances, geographic conditions and strategies; these case studies and analyses are intended to provide a better understanding of current flood and drought management strategies. Based on these case studies, the AWRA Policy Committee lists several specific lessons learned regarding design and implementation of proactive flood and drought management efforts. Case studies included are:

Flood Mitigation Strategies:

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Susquehanna River, PA, Small Towns
  • Lititz, PA, Stream Restoration
  • State of California Land Use Policies

Drought Mitigation and Low Flow Strategies:

  • State of California Drought Strategies
  • Hillsborough River, FL and State of Florida Minimum Flows and Levels

AWRA Policy Statements
AWRA has developed a number of policy statements during the past five years, signaling those areas in which further public policy development could greatly improve our ability to manage water in the United States. These policy statements have called for (1) a national water vision and strategy, (2) integrated water resources management, (3) managing water resources within a hydrologic context (i.e. within basin or watershed boundaries), and (4) sustainable funding for water-resource infrastructure. View Policy Statements.

About AWRA
Since 1964, American Water Resources Association has been dedicated to the advancement of water resources management, research and education, as well as a balanced approach toward solving water resources challenges. AWRA’s membership is comprised of professionals who share a common interest in working and learning across a wide range of disciplines focused on water resources policy, practice and education. Visit AWRA.

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