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 floodplain study and mapping process. ASFPM evaluated a listing of contentious appeals provided by FEMA and conducted additional research by gathering materials via the Internet, reviewing case files and interviewing community representatives.

Strategies for Improving Community Acceptance of Flood Engineering Studies and Mapping