NAI Workshop - September 8, 2016 - Biloxi, MS
Planning for Biloxi’s Coastal No Adverse Impact Workshop began in May 2015 when ASFPM staff met Rick Stickler, Biloxi’s Floodplain Administrator and Tracie Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant at the Gulf Coast Climate Community of Practice Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. With funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ASFPM, the City of Biloxi and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant partnered with staff from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to develop a target audience, objectives and agenda for this day-long event.
Specifically this workshop was designed to provide participants with an opportunity to:
Learn from regionally-renowned experts and local floodplain managers about legal and policy approaches to current issues in Gulf Coast coastal watersheds, including current real-life discussion on living shorelines, low-impact development, and higher standards.
Learn about the legal and policy frameworks that underlie and guide ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact approach to coastal resource management and its relationship with Gulf Coast coastal watersheds and climate impacts.
Build relationships with individuals and organizations at all levels across the Gulf Coast region including but not limited to: floodplain, stormwater, and coastal resource managers, land use and hazard mitigation planners, attorneys, insurance providers, business/industry representatives, consultants, and port authorities.
The following report and web page provides a summary and all the materials from the Coastal No Adverse Impact Workshop held on September 8th, 2016 at the Biloxi Visitors Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Biloxi’s Coastal No Adverse Impact Workshop - Proceedings Report
Sempier, Stone - Introduction
Pace - Floodplain Management Legal Issues
Goodman - NAI Strategies & Tools
Womack - Legal Aspects of the NFIP
Mikulencak - Community Health and Resource Management (CHARM) Interactive Planning Exercise
CHARM Exercise Sheet
Coastal NAI Handbook
NAI Community Case Studies
NAI How-to Guide: Education & Outreach
NAI How-to Guide: Planning
NAI How-to Guide: Mitigation
NAI How-to Guide: Infrastructure
NAI Legal Publications
No Adverse Impact Legal Issues Page