Conservation Training

Coastal Resilience and Floodplain Management

August 31, 2022

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Online

Our coastal communities are dynamic, diverse landscapes of our nation’s most vital cultural, economic, historic, natural, and recreational resources. They also face their own unique floodplain management challenges, including coastal hazards such as storm surge, erosion, wave action, and fluctuating lake levels in the Great Lakes. As coastal development increases, these hazards pose a risk to the millions of people who live, work, and visit these coastal areas, and to the buildings and infrastructure found there. Floodplain management practices, such as higher standards, building design, nature-based solutions, and more, are critical in reducing current risk and building the resilience of our coastal communities in the years to come.

This webinar will discuss coastal SFHAs, coastal hazards, and the actions which floodplain managers and community officials can take to build resilience in their coastal communities. While the lessons in this session can be broadly applicable, the focus will be on the coastal communities of the Great Lakes region.