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No Adverse Impact Committee

Co-chair
Alisa Sauvageot, CFM
Mitigation, Outreach & Risk Reduction Specialist
asauvageot@cox.net
Co-chair
Terri Turner, AICP, CFM
Augusta-Richmond
County Planning Commission
tturner@augustaga.gov

Committee Information

Flood damages are on the rise. Current measures to reduce or eliminate flood damages, while a good start, aren't doing enough. A new approach is needed. Application of the No Adverse Impact (NAI) Floodplain Management philosophy can fill this need. NAI is a philosophy that looks the impacts of land use decisions, identifies adverse impacts, and mitigates them through a variety of actions. NAI involves more than local floodplain managers -- planners, public works officials, zoning officials, development officials, regulatory (review) agencies, stormwater professionals, wetland managers, environmental engineers and environmentalists, emergency responders, disaster preparedness coordinators, hazard mitigation specialists, design professionals and design engineers, architects, landscape professionals, local officials, governing bodies, politicians and the public at large – the "whole community" all have a role. Through NAI, flood losses can be reduced, property can be protected and lives can be saved!

The NAI Committee is seeking to develop applications of the philosophy for existing community activities. This includes an array of implementation tools that fall within seven Building Blocks from the NAI Toolkit:

  1. Hazard Identification
  2. Education and Outreach
  3. Planning
  4. Regulations and Standards
  5. Mitigation Actions
  6. Infrastructure
  7. Emergency Services

A considerable amount of consideration is also given to legal issues - community liability and property rights - surrounding floodplain management, especially at the local level. While nothing can prevent all legal challenges, following the NAI approach can help to: 1) reduce the number of lawsuits filed against local governments, and 2) greatly increase the chances that local governments will win legal challenges to their floodplain management practices.

Please contact us for details on how you might join us in changing the Nation's approach to flood loss reduction.

Adobe PDF2016-2017 Work Plan (FY17)
Adobe PDF2015-2016 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2014-2015 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2013-2014 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2012-2013 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2011-2012 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2010-2011 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2009-2010 Work Plan

Status Reports

Adobe PDF2015-2016 Status Report (2016)
Adobe PDF2014-2015 Status Report (2015)
Adobe PDF2013-2014 Status Report (2014)

Adobe PDF2011-2012 Status Report
Adobe PDF2010-2011 Status Report
Adobe PDF2009-2010 Status Report
No Adverse Impact - A Common Sense Strategy for Floodplain Management

Strategic Plan

Adobe PDFJune 2011

* Please see the NAI Webpage for related information




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