Floodplain Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities in Preparing for Climate Changes (Webinar)

December 13, 2012

The Georgetown Climate Center recently hosted an important webinar about how communities can become more resilient to extreme weather and prepare for climate change through floodplain regulations.

The Dec. 6 webinar featured a discussion of a model sea-level rise ordinance developed by the Georgetown Climate Center and insights from three experienced planners from Iowa, New Hampshire, and Mississippi.  Practitioners shared lessons learned and their experiences enhancing regulatory standards in floodplains in the wake of extreme weather events - lessons that may prove particularly valuable as the northeastern United States recovers from Superstorm Sandy.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center
  • Jessica Grannis, staff attorney for the Georgetown Climate Center and author of “Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use” 
  • Julie LaBranche, senior planner for the Rockingham Planning Commission in New Hampshire
  • Marty Ryan, city planner of Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Mike Smith, fire chief of Waveland, Mississippi
  • Emily Maus, Georgetown Law student


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