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Outsmarting the Storm: The Science of Floodplain Mapping

by | Oct 14, 2013 | News & Views

Senator Mary Landrieu, Co-chair, Senate Hazards Caucus
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Co-chair, Senate Hazards Caucus
& the Hazards Caucus Alliance Present:

Outsmarting the Storm: The Science of Floodplain Mapping

Tuesday, 22 October 2013
2:30-3:30 PM
Senate Dirksen 366

How do we predict where flooding is likely to occur? This briefing will discuss the technology
and modeling techniques that scientists and engineers use to assess the risk of flooding
and to develop flood hazard maps. Learn how this information is used by floodplain managers
who deal with flooding hazards. Four experts will explain the information and concepts
that underpin the nation’s flood hazard and flood risk maps.

Opening Remarks by: Senator Mary Landrieu

Speakers:
Gerry Galloway, University of Maryland
David Maune, Dewberry
Michael Buckley, Association of State Floodplain Managers
John Dorman, North Carolina Department of Public Safety

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