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  • A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplains - Completed July 2013. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. State and local floodplain managers (ASFPM members and others) need to better understand how dams affect floodplains and floodplain management. The final report includes an analysis of the relationship of dams to the floodplain and recommendations on how to better integrate dams into floodplain management and flood … Continued
  • Access to the Authoritative Flood Model - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The flood models associated with flood studies are valuable data needed for managing development in the SFHA. ASFPM is aware of a number of entities that provide access to flood models. ASFPM will document state and local authorities who provide access to flood engineering models and evaluate the potential of … Continued
  • ASFPM Flood Science Center Library - Funding: ASFPM Foundation. ASFPM has produced numerous, floodplain management publications, and has acquired or received by donations a substantial number of flood-related books. Since 2010, ASFPM has been investing in developing a library to properly archive these materials. In addition to curating a physical collection, ASFPM has also invested into R&D for creating an online … Continued
  • Best Practices & Case Studies Compendium - Completed 2017. Funding: ASFPM Foundation. Best practice case studies are an effective tool to promote higher standards in floodplain management and are a routine component of ASFPM projects. The project involved indexing and electronically archiving case studies and best practices. By making these case studies more usable and accessible, it is more likely that other … Continued
  • Bluff Stability and Erosion Analysis - Completed 2016. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. Erosion poses a significant risk to development along coasts, and unstable bluffs can be particularly problematic. The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program funded ASFPM and Emeritus Professor David Mickelson–UW Madison for a second, one- year period to conduct a bluff stability analysis on the high bluffs on the Great … Continued
  • Building Coastal Resilience through Capital Improvements Planning - Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner: American Planning Association. ASFPM is partnering with the American Planning Association to identify mainstream techniques that increase community resiliency by incorporating information from extreme weather events, climate hazards and changing ocean conditions into local or regional capital improvement plans.
  • Building Community Resilience through Integrated Risk Modeling - Completed 2017. Funding: Department of Housing and Urban Development. Partners: AECOM, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management, American Planning Association and National Association of Counties. FSC worked with AECOM through HUD funding in partnership with NOAA OCM, APA and NACo to explore strategies to more effectively integrate mitigation planning into the larger … Continued
  • Case Studies for Local Roadway Systems - Completed 2005. Funding: American Lifelines Alliance. Local road systems are vital components of public infrastructure. ASFPM documented the decision-making factors and processes used by five communities, and identified best practices. The case studies characterized how local officials factor in pertinent regulatory requirements, as well as how they consider the full range of direct and indirect costs … Continued
  • Certified Floodplain Management Program - Completed 2006. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ASFPM’s Continuing Education Courses directory on the website was enhanced so that Certified Floodplain Managers can determine CECs needed, and courses available for credit with course locations identified. The members database was upgraded to allow members to log onto "members only" area … Continued
  • Coastal Erosion Hazard Project - Completed 2007. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. ASFPM conducted an evaluation of state regulations related to coastal erosion and recommended actions needed for Wisconsin to effectively address buildings at risk due to coastal erosion. State Coastal Erosion Setback Summary
  • Coastal No Adverse Impact Handbook - Completed 2007. Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ASFPM produced a coastal specific handbook version of the No Adverse Impact Toolkit along with an overview document for decision makers and citizens to help understand the impacts of development now and in the future. Also produced was a Spanish language version of the handbook in which … Continued
  • Coastal No Adverse Impact Workshops - Funding: Varied. ASFPM developed a Coastal No Adverse Impact Handbook (funded by NOAA) and materials for one-day Coastal No Adverse Impact workshops. In addition to requests from ASFPM chapters, these workshops have been well received by NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserves. NERRs have funded five of the workshops and developed a hands-on mapping exercise that … Continued
  • Coastal Resiliency and Sea Level Rise - Completed 2009. Funding: The Nature Conservancy. ASFPM was a core partner in the development and outreach of The Nature Conservancy's Coastal Resilience website. ASFPM assisted TNC in the evaluation of the socio-economic impacts of sea level rise and inundation on Long Island's Atlantic coast. Economic damage estimate were derived utilizing HAZUS with flood depth grids … Continued
  • Community Rating System - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA provides CRS credits to communities that conduct engineering reviews of flood studies associated with Flood Insurance Rate Maps. ASFPM interviewed state officials conducting Flood Insurance Study engineering reviews to determine which states conduct engineering reviews to the extent necessary for CRS credits. Communities in these states could … Continued
  • Cooperating Technical Partners Support - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM will help support Cooperating Technical Partners. The project involves documenting best practices and providing training. In conjunction with this effort, a Mapping and Engineering Standards Subcommittee has been established that focuses on CTPs. Thuy Patton of Colorado and Carey Johnson of Kentucky are co-chairs of this subcommittee. Alan Lulloff … Continued
  • Course 273: Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM manages field deployment of this course. We have developed a cadre of instructors to support states interested in providing this training in their state.
  • CRS Green Guide: Improving Coastal Resiliency Through Community Engagement - Completed 2017. Funding: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Partner: Coastal States Organization. ASFPM partnered with the Coastal States Organization on a National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Grant related to the CRS program. The overall goal of the project was to increase the number of communities making voluntary, effective measures to increase … Continued
  • CTP Incentives for States - Completed 2005. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM conducted a survey of states and prepared a summary report on how to encourage state and local officials to take on CTP activities. CTP Incentives for States
  • Customer Experience Initiative Support - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Over the past 18 months, FEMA has been engaged in a wide-ranging effort to overhaul the NFIP. FEMA is moving to remove barriers to improve the overall customer experience delivery of the program. A critical customer is the local floodplain manager and the community’s floodplain management program. The FSC is … Continued
  • Digital is Official – Map Mod Technical Support - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM canvassed states and members to determine if there are state regulations that would need to be modified to enable "digital to be official" and how the digital FIRMs can best meet state and local government needs. Digital Is Official
  • Economic Assessment of Green Infrastructure Report - Completed July 2014. Funding: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Partners: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Eastern Research Group. ASFPM’s Flood Science Center staff supported NOAA and Eastern Research Group in conducting a study to assess the economic benefits of green infrastructure as a method of reducing the negative effects of flooding in Duluth, MN and … Continued
  • Ecosystems Services in Flood Risk Assessment - Completed 2015. Funding: McKnight Foundation. Partner: Earth Economics. ASFPM worked with Earth Economics in a McKnight Foundation funded effort that focused on ways to incorporate floodplain natural and beneficial functions into FEMA flood risk mitigation activities. The project involved promoting natural capital projects as part of the inventory of mitigation actions and tested the inclusion … Continued
  • Effective State Floodplain Management Programs 2003 - Completed 2004. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Compiles the components that have been the most "effective" in managing floodplains. "Effective" state floodplain management programs are multifaceted, have adequate enabling authority/legislation, elements of mapping, mitigation, community technical assistance, and education/outreach, etc. Effective State Floodplain Management Programs 2003
  • Effectiveness of the Regulatory Floodway Study - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM will review the current guidelines and policies associated with floodway mapping and managing development in mapped floodways and evaluate whether these procedures support efforts to responsibly manage development within the most hazardous part of the floodplain (i.e. with the fastest and deepest floodwaters). We will document any alternatives to … Continued
  • FEMA EMI HAZUS/GIS Course for Floodplain Managers (E176) - Completed April 2012. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partner: POLIS Center. ASFPM in conjunction with the POLIS Center in Indianapolis, IN assisted FEMA in the development of an Emergency Management Institute approved training course titled - HAZUS and GIS Applications for Floodplain Managers. The course is intended to meet the training needs of floodplain managers … Continued
  • FEMA’s Digital Transition – Map Mod Technical Support - Completed 2009. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The objective of this project was to provide FEMA with a list of impediments or adverse impacts of limited paper map distribution; present the current status of stakeholder understanding with regards to the digital transition; and provide recommendations to FEMA that may be used to improve or modify … Continued
  • Flood Hazard Mapping Appeals Evaluation - Completed 2011. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM published a final report highlighting various options for reducing contentious appeals and disputes and improving community acceptance of flood engineering studies and FEMA produced maps. The final report includes options for improving the effectiveness of FEMA's communications with state and local officials prior to and during the … Continued
  • Flood Map Maintenance Best Practices - Completed 2007. Funding: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. ASFPM assisted with a FEMA Region V Best Practices project. ASFPM reviewed ongoing flood map maintenance pilot projects funded by FEMA (Denver Urban Drainage and Flood Control District since 2001, and North Carolina since 2006) and compiled a description of flood map maintenance procedures. Wisconsin Flood Map … Continued
  • Flood Map Modernization – Building State Capacity and Flood Map Update Processes - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. This report highlights how FEMA is partnering with states in flood hazard mapping and identifies opportunities for enhancing those partnerships. This report discusses: States authorities related to floodplain management, How FEMA is partnering with states (focusing specifically on Flood Map Modernization) Existing state technical capacity How FEMA can … Continued
  • Flood Mapping for the Nation - Funding: ASFPM. The Association of State Floodplain Managers continues to use the cost estimates from this report to promote increased funding for flood hazard mapping. Completed in 2013, this internally-funded project developed an estimate of the total cost to complete floodplain mapping of the country based on parameters specified in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform … Continued
  • FloodManager Interactive Game - Completed 2010. Funding: ASFPM Foundation. ASFPM Flood Science Center provided technical support and contract management to the ASFPM Foundation from the RFP phase through the design, development and implementation of the Flood Manager Game.
  • Floodplain Conservation as a Flood Mitigation Strategy: Examining Costs and Benefits - Completed 2016. Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner: Resources for the Future. ASFPM was invited by Resources for the Future to consult on this study to evaluate how local governments can utilize floodplain conservation as a flood damage reduction strategy. This study evaluated one such investment for a greenway along the Meramec River in … Continued
  • Floodplain Management 2003: State & Local Programs - Completed 2004. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The project updated and supplemented previous reports issued in 1989, 1992 and 1995, and is the most complete national tally of the practices by which state and local governments manage their floodplains. Floodplain Management 2003 State and Local Programs Appendix to Floodplain Management 2003 State and Local Programs
  • Floodplain Management 2010: State & Local Programs - Completed 2011. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The objectives of this project were to assess and make public, by way of a report, the status of state and local level floodplain management in the United States as of 2009, and to maintain the supporting data in a database for long-term use in establishing how states … Continued
  • Floodplain Management 2016: Local Programs Survey Report - Completed 2016. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. This was the inaugural report on the state of local floodplain management programs throughout the nation. For more than 20 years ASFPM has produced data at the state level focused on state programs, authorities and activities. However, the knowledge of local floodplain management programs was limited and viewed … Continued
  • Floodplain Management Professionals Survey of Flood Insurance Successes & Concerns - Completed 2018. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. To identify concerns and successes in implementing the NFIP, floodplain management or similar professions were canvassed about their professional experience in floodplain management. This canvass was conducted using a digital questionnaire and developed in conjunction with the OFIA’s staff. The questionnaire was designed to gather information on three … Continued
  • Floodplain Management: State Programs Update 2017 - Completed February 2018. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partner: Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado. ASFPM last updated the State Floodplain Management Programs report in 2010. This project is updating the status of state level floodplain management in the United States as of 2017. In partnership with the University of Colorado’s Natural Hazards … Continued
  • Floodway Encroachment Standard: Minimizing Cumulative Adverse Impact - Completed June 2013. Funding: ASFPM. This report reviews the origin, use and establishment of regulatory floodways and provides an assessment of the impact of encroachments based upon allowing a 1-foot increase in flood elevations during the regulatory flood. The assessment evaluated impacts on the physical characteristics of the floodway (floodway width, water velocity and area … Continued
  • Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Outreach - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is updating the Great Lakes Coastal Methodology and will be revising the FIRMs for the Great Lakes coastline. FEMA has funded ASFPM to assist with outreach and host a website associated with the project. Staff have been attending the workmap rollout meetings and providing guidance to communities to ensure … Continued
  • Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide - Completed 2017. Funding: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Partner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management. ASFPM and NOAA Office for Coastal Management lead the Digital Coast Partnership in working with coastal communities on the Great Lakes to improve community resilience through the comprehensive planning and management within coastal watersheds. The major outcome of … Continued
  • HAZUS Comparative Analysis - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM compared HAZUS flood damage estimates against National Flood Insurance Program post-disaster claims data for several study areas around the country, which included Darlington and Thiensville, WI; Central Valley, CA; Harris County, TX and Pensacola, FL. Damage estimates were also compared across the 1%- and 0.2%-annual chance flood … Continued
  • HAZUS Comparative Analysis – Dane County, Wisconsin - Completed 2010. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM compared HAZUS flood damage estimates with NFIP claims from the June 2008 flood damage in Dane County. This is a pilot project to compare HAZUS estimates with NFIP flood damage claims at the building/structure level. Comparisons were also being made between the assessed property values and the … Continued
  • HAZUS Validation - Completed 2009. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The goal of this HAZUS flood model validation project was to assess the horizontal and vertical (flood depth) accuracy of the HAZUS-generated floodplain boundary. To perform this assessment, ASFPM used the HAZUS-MH flood model and boundary delineation outputs and compared against detailed floodplain studies for three pilot areas, … Continued
  • Historic Flood Documentation - Funding: ASFPM Foundation. Partner: Natural Hazards Center. This project is researching and will recommend a standardized approach for historic flood documentation in order to build or support the institutional memory of flood events and their aftermath. The Natural Hazards Center at UC Boulder will be a project partner and the flood documentation and approach will … Continued
  • Improving Product Delivery Study - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The primary objective of this project is to better understand what format and delivery would be most useful from the perspective of the community officials who use the products to enforce floodplain management and communicate risk, as well as the policyholders and property owners who need to understand risk and … Continued
  • Integrating NAI and the Community, Health and Resource Management (CHARM) Tools and Training Platform - Completed 2018. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partners: Texas Community Watershed Partnership and Florida Floodplain Management Association. ASFPM and the Texas Community Watershed Partnership at Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service worked together to integrate their CHARM scenario planning platform (www.communitycharm.org) with ASFPM’s NAI approach. The project team, with help from the Florida Floodplain Management … Continued
  • Integrating Watershed & Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning: Training Workshop - Completed 2005. Funding: Environmental Protection Agency. ASFPM developed workshop materials and presented the initial workshop at ASFPM's 2005 national conference on June 13 in Madison, WI.
  • K-12 Education for Floodplain Management Gap Assessment - Completed 2017. Funding: ASFPM Foundation. This project researched the state of current K-12 flood education nationally and identified and compiled a catalog of education programs, guidance and materials. Additionally, an evaluation of potential flood education gaps was conducted looking at the current practices, programs and materials. The gap evaluation results provide some specific focus areas … Continued
  • Legal No Adverse Impact Workshops - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM continues to offer up to two legal workshops annually. FSC is working with Thomas Ruppert, Esq. Florida Sea Grant to integrate legal issues related to climate change, storm surge and coastal flooding into two NAI workshops tentatively scheduled for late summer 2018. See the project page for Integrating NAI … Continued
  • Lending Outreach Communications Study - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. In order to better identify concerns and successes in implementing the NFIP, ASFPM will conduct a study of lenders’ interactions with property owners as they pertain to flood risk, flood mitigation, flood insurance coverage and claims. This study will collect empirical data to identify opportunities for increased collaboration between FEMA … Continued
  • Managing Coastal Hazard Risks On Wisconsin’s Dynamic Great Lakes Shoreline - Completed 2016. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. Coastal hazards have been a Great Lakes concern since high lake levels caused significant damage to coastal properties in the 1950s, the 1970s and again in the 1980s. During that period the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program funded projects to assess the coastal hazards on Lake Michigan and published … Continued
  • MAP MOD Technical Support - Completed 2007. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM was tasked to determine the most cost effective techniques that meet quality standards for mapping Zone A floodplains, develop materials to help communities get prepared for FEMA's Flood Map Modernization, and develop training materials for local officials on the use of FEMA's new DFIRM geospatial dataset.
  • Montana Floodplain Management Assessment: Strengthening Policies and Programs that Reduce Flood Risk and Protect Floodplains - Completed 2011. Funding: Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of this report was to evaluate tools (laws, policies, programs and practices) that Montana and local governments could use to reduce flood damage and protect the natural and beneficial floodplain functions. These tools were evaluated and compared to best management practices, "No Adverse Impact" floodplain management and … Continued
  • NAI How-to Guides - Funding: ASFPM and ASFPM Foundation. In furtherance of ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact initiative, the association is developing a series of NAI How-to Guides for each of the building blocks in the No Adverse Impact: A Toolkit for Common Sense Floodplain Management. They include: Mitigation (completed in 2013) Infrastructure (completed in 2013) Planning (completed in 2015) … Continued
  • National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program - Funding: ASFPM and Vendor Application Fees. Partners: FM Approvals and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee. ASFPM in partnership with FM Approvals and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Nonstructural/Flood Proofing Committee have implemented a national program of testing and certifying flood barrier products used for flood proofing and flood fighting. … Continued
  • National Flood Mitigation & Floodproofing Workshop - Completed 2017. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The workshop was held Aug. 14-17, 2017 in New Jersey and provided information on implementation of flood hazard mitigation actions that support the NFIP. The workshop presented up-to-date information on current mitigation techniques in the following categories: regulatory, planning, structural protection through retrofitting, floodproofing, etc. and risk communications … Continued
  • National Resilience Standards for Floodproofing (Barrier) Products - Funding: Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology’s Flood APEX program. This project leverages a decade worth of effort to complete the development and utilization of national resilience standards for floodproofing (barrier) products (ANSI/FM Approvals 2510) and ASFPM’s National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program (NFBTCP) by developing standards for sealants and semi-permanent barriers, get … Continued
  • Natural Defenses in Action - Completed 2016. Funding: Allied World Assurance Company. Partner: National Wildlife Federation. The National Wildlife Federation requested ASFPM assist in developing a set of climate change adaptation case studies to highlight ecological approaches to natural hazard risk reduction. Natural Defenses in Action highlights the important role natural and nature-based approaches can play in reducing the mounting … Continued
  • Naturally Resilient Communities - Completed 2017. Funding: Kresge Foundation. Partners: The Nature Conservancy, American Planning Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Association of Counties and Sasaki Associates. Communities today are facing more challenges than ever before. From weather-related disasters and public health crises to needs for economic development, the demands on our communities’ limited resources are growing. This … Continued
  • New FIRM Impacts on NFIP Policyholders - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. In conjunction with the OFIA, FSC is assessing how flood insurance agents utilize newly-adopted FIRMs for insurance policy rating to new policy holders. This analysis aims to test the consistency and accuracy of policy rating provided by flood insurance agents following the implementation of newly adopted FIRMs.
  • New Mapping Open House Participant Analysis - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funded through the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, the Flood Science Center is working with OFIA staff to develop tools that will be used to collect information shared at FEMA mapping open houses, assess if property owners are being informed or notified of changing flood-risk status, and document what … Continued
  • No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management – Community Case Studies - Completed 2004. Funding: Public Entity Risk Institute and ASFPM Foundation. Flood damage throughout the nation are increasing. If communities only follow minimum national approaches, that trend will likely continue. In order to assist communities with better approaches for flood loss reduction, ASFPM developed the No Adverse Impact approach. No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management - Community … Continued
  • NOAA Digital Coast Fellow 2012-2014 - Completed September 2014. Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner: The Nature Conservancy. ASFPM and The Nature Conservancy received funding for a two-year coastal fellow position. For the ASFPM component of the project, a framework was developed to guide county planners and conservationists through the process of prioritizing locations for potential, multi-beneficial wetland restoration to … Continued
  • NOAA Digital Coast Fellow 2016-2018 - Completed March 2019. Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and ASFPM Foundation. Partner: Coastal States Organization. With funding from NOAA and the ASPM Foundation, ASFPM partnered with the Coastal States Organization to integrate and update guides to help coastal communities, including ASFPM’s Coastal No Adverse Impact Handbook (2007) and the Foundation’s Holistic Coasts report (2013), … Continued
  • NOAA Digital Coast Fellow 2018-2020 - Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner: Coastal States Organization. The Digital Coast Fellow will lead CSO’s and ASFPM’s partnership to promote and improve the CRS as a tool to achieve coastal flood resilience, with special concentration on bridging the gap for communities that do not have sufficient capacity to join or advance in the … Continued
  • NOAA Digital Coast Partnership - Partner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management. ASFPM in partnership with the NOAA Office of Coastal Managment and seven NGOs help guide the development of the Digital Coast website - a single web resource for coastal data, tools and training. The partnership helps ensure content is relevant, shapes the future of the Digital … Continued
  • Planning Information Exchange - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partner: American Planning Association. APA leads this project with ASFPM playing a key partner role. The Planning Information Exchange covers all natural hazards. The webinar training provided focuses primarily on mitigation planning, but also its connections with recovery planning and preparedness. Planning Information Exchange on planning.org
  • Post-Disaster Compliance & Building Community Capability - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. This project’s objective is to research, consult and document current systems in place for substantial damage determinations where a community’s capacity may be exceeded: 1) Volunteer local official cadre through state ASFPM chapter or other organization 2) EMAC and 3) HMTAP/FEMA contractor support and develop options for an optimized program … Continued
  • Shoreline Inventory & Oblique Photo Viewer - Completed 2017. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. The Flood Science Center has updated and added more oblique photos to the Shoreline Inventory & Oblique Photo Viewer application developed through prior a grant. Coastal oblique photos from the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol (Spring 2017) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2012 FEMA Coastal Flood Study) have … Continued
  • Social Vulnerability & Urban Flood Modeling - Completed 2018. Funding: Argosy Foundation. FSC conducted research and analysis focused on modeling the social and economic costs for flood-risk reduction in urban areas. Social vulnerability indices were developed for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and integrated with Hazus flood-damage estimates to move toward a more holistic approach of understanding all costs (direct and indirect) of flooding … Continued
  • State Coordinator Mentoring Program - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM has been working to develop and maintain a nationwide formal mentoring program targeted specifically to state floodplain managers. The program will build upon existing capability among state floodplain managers, ensure continuity as state floodplain management programs transition staff (especially small one-person operations), and provide a service to train new … Continued
  • State Floodplain Management Five-Year Plans - Completed 2006. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Phase 1 of this project was to facilitate a work group meeting to prepare guidance to states on developing CAP-SSSE five-year plans and develop gap analysis tool. Phase 2 was to review state CAP-SSSE five-year plans, summarize GAP analyzes submitted and propose how to make the gap analysis … Continued
  • Strategies to Establish Flood Frequencies Associated with Flood Event High Water Marks - Completed 2014. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Observed high water marks that document historic flood events can be valuable data to reduce the uncertainty associated with predicted flood elevations and inundation areas on the extensive portions of the nation's streams that do not have streamgages. These HWMs are an extremely valuable complement to the nation's … Continued
  • Strengthening Coastal Counties’ Resilience: An Interactive, Multi-Modal Training Program for Local Governments - Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partners: National Association of Counties Research Foundation and the Coastal States Organization. This 3-year NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant will leverage the network of technical experts shared across organization memberships to improve communication between coastal management professionals and local elected officials. The program will also provide training resources designed to … Continued
  • Subdivision Design in Flood Hazard Areas - Completed 2016. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partner: American Planning Association. ASFPM was invited to partner with the American Planning Association in a project funded by FEMA to update APA’s 1997 publication, Subdivision Design in Flood Hazard Areas (PAS Report No. 473, 1997). The new PAS Report was broadened from the strict subdivision approach used … Continued
  • Update of ASFPM’s 1996 “Addressing Your Community’s Flood Problem, Elected Officials Guide” - Funding: ASFPM Foundation; Westfield Insurance Foundation In 1996, ASFPM published “ADDRESSING YOUR COMMUNITY’S FLOOD PROBLEMS: A Guide for Elected Officials.” The document was popular and has been an important guide for educating elected officials on the impacts of flooding, identifying and preparing for flood risks in their community, post flood actions, resources to assist their … Continued
  • Wisconsin Shoreline Oblique Imagery & Change Analysis - Completed 2009. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. ASFPM provided GIS technical support and web-mapping assistance to Dr. Mickelson (Professor Emeritus - Geology) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a project in which the oblique imagery was used to evaluate coastal erosion hazards and inventory shore protection structures for the Wisconsin shoreline on Lake Michigan and … Continued