Big Flats Long-Term Flood Resiliency Workshop for Communities: A Watershed Management Approach (3 CM credits pending) October 14th

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-flats-long-term-flood-resiliency-workshop-for-communities-a-watershed-management-approach-tickets-18044197681

*A flood resilient community is one in which residents and institutions have the capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flooding with minimal outside assistance. Registration Cost: Free. Registration required. Register ASAP to reserve your spot. Lunch will be provided.

Description: The regional trend toward frequent, intense rain events in a short period of time is likely to continue. The results are recurring flooding and erosion issues for communities, which increases financial burden on the municipal budget. This program will explore watershed resiliency strategies to minimize future flooding impacts and minimize the expense of such events. Participants will learn about: - planning tools for identifying risks to their community; - funding sources; and - steps that communities have taken to prioritize risks, take preventive measures, and recover from extreme events.

Who Should Attend: Municipal officials, highway personnel, planners, and engaged community members

Questions: Please contact Brad DeFrees at badefree@syr.edu or 315.558.8046

Partners: Chemung County Stormwater Coalition and the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board, American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter