Flood Risk Management Program. Ed Hecker, Chief, Office of Homeland Security. National Levee Summit February 2008 St Louis, MO. Flood Risk Management Program.
Ed Hecker, Chief, Office of Homeland Security
National Levee Summit
St Louis, MO
Vision: To lead collaborative, comprehensive and sustainable national flood risk management to improve public safety and reduce flood damages to our country.
Mission: To integrate and synchronize the ongoing, diverse flood risk management projects, programs and authorities of the US Army Corps of Engineers with counterpart projects, programs and authorities of FEMA, other Federal agencies, state organizations and regional and local agencies.
encroachment_siteFlood Risk Management Program
Inventory and Assessments
“single, consistent, and complete inspections”
“vegetation on levees”
Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2007
Objective: Communicate the most current information for flood insurance purposes.
NFIP & CORPS
USACE built /
Local built /
Enrolled in RIP
Local & Other
USACE or FEMA
Level of Protection
USACE Inventory and Assessment
Objective: Assess all levees in USACE programs, regardless of level of protection.
Objective: Inventory all levees in nation, lead strategic plan for a National Levee Safety Program
Universe of Levees
New Nexus from
Area represents all levees throughout the US.
Not to scale