Flood Risk and Climate Adaptation: Federal Policies & Nonfederal Actions. Climate, Risk, and Resilience 2013 | New Orleans, LA | 29 May 2013. Association of State Floodplain Managers. Mission: Mitigate the losses, costs, and human suffering caused by flooding. and
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Federal Policies & Nonfederal Actions
Climate, Risk, and Resilience 2013 | New Orleans, LA | 29 May 2013
Mission: Mitigate the losses, costs, and human suffering caused by flooding.
Protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.
So, who manages flood risk, anyway?
President’s Statement Accompanying Executive Order 11988
- May 24, 1977
Executive Order 11988
Each agency shall provide leadership and shall take action
Agencies, such as DOT, HUD, etc., implemented the EO through revised regulations with guidance from CEQ, WRC, GSA
Current Federal Policies:
But, changes are already underway…
Uniform Flood Risk Reduction Standard:
Best-available-data for elevation plus 1’ freeboard