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ASFPM Report: "Flood Mapping for the Nation"

ASFPM has developed an estimate, based on a careful analysis, of the total cost to provide floodplain mapping for all communities in the nation based on the parameters specified in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. ASFPM has identified criteria of what constitutes adequate flood mapping for the country, and has produced an estimate showing the initial cost to provide flood mapping for the nation ranging from $4.5 billion to $7.5 billion. The steady-state cost to then maintain accurate and up-to-date flood maps ranges from $116 million to $275 million annually.

Adobe PDFASFPM Report: "Flood Mapping for the Nation"

A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplains

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is pleased to announce the release of a report titled – A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplain. This report includes an analysis of the relationship of dams to the floodplain and recommendations on how to better integrate dams into floodplain management and flood risk reduction activities. The development of this strategy document was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Adobe PDFA Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplains

Floodplain Management 2010: State and Local Programs

Author: ASFPM

This report is an update on the state of floodplain management programs throughout our nation. This report updates and supplements previous reports issued in 1989, 1992, 1995, and 2003 and is the most complete national summary of the practice of floodplain management at the state and local levels.

Floodplain Management 2010: State and Local Programs
Adobe PDFFloodplain Management 2003: State and Local Programs
Floodplain Mgt. 1995: State and Local Programs
Floodplain Mgt. 1992: State and Local Programs
Floodplain Mgt. 1989: State and Local Programs


Building Public Support for Floodplain Management Guidebook

Author: French & Associates, Ltd., ASFPM

This guide was developed by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., as part its continuing effort to improve the knowledge base of the nation's floodplain managers.

Adobe PDFBuilding Public Support for Floodplain Management - A Catalog of Good Practices

Effective State Floodplain Management Programs 2003

Author: ASFPM Mitigation Committee

A guide for those that make policy decisions about state floodplain programs.

Adobe PDFEffective State Floodplain Management Programs 2003



Mitigation Success Stories IV

Authors: ASFPM; FEMA; Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration; ECO Planning, Inc.
Date: 2002

Compendium of examples showcasing natural hazard mitigation activities and publicizing the success of mitigation activities across the US.

Adobe PDFMitigation Success Stories IV



Mitigation Success Stories III

Authors: ASFPM; FEMA Mitigation Directorate
Date: 2000

The precursor to version IV of this document, contains examples of the success of mitigation activities across the US.

Adobe PDFMitigation Success Stories III


Community Flood Mitigation Training Video – 2000

Authors: Wendy Blackwell, French Wetmore, ASFPM, Public Entity Risk Institute

Two part video and instructional pamphlet guiding community-based mitigation. This is an orientation to mitigation planning and how to initiate a planning committee.


National Flood Policies and Programs in Review - 2007

Author: ASFPM

This document was prepared by the floodplain management practitioners represented by the ASFPM. Its purpose is to identify those ways in which national flood policies and programs for reducing flood damage and for protecting the natural resources and functions of our floodplains can be improved, and the nation thereby better served. It contains hundreds of ideas and recommendations for making such improvements and enhancing activities at all levels of government, by individuals, and in the private sector.

National Flood Policies and Programs in Review - 2007
National Flood Policies and Programs in Review - 2003
National Flood Policies and Programs in Review - 2000



The Nation's Responses to Flood Disasters: A Historical Account - 2000

Authors: Jim Wright; ASFPM

A report to reflect a balanced and accurate account of the forces and events that have changed floodplain management in the U.S. during the past 150 years.

Adobe PDFThe Nation's Responses To Flood Disasters: A Historical Account



Using Multi-Objective Management to Reduce Flood Losses in Your
Watershed

Authors: French Wetmore; ASFPM; EPA
Date: 1996

A citizens' guidebook. Introduction to multi-objective management and planning process that helps a community select suitable flood loss reduction measures.

Adobe PDFUsing Multi-Objective Management to Reduce Flood Losses in Your Watershed


Management of Flood Risks and Floodplain Resources - ASFPM Foundation 2010 Forum, Full Report

Author: ASFPM

The third assembly of the Gilbert F. White National Flood Policy Forum was held March 8-9, 2010, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Its topic was "Management of Flood Risks and Floodplain Resources." The assembly comprised 100 nationally and internationally known experts, invited specifically for their knowledge and experience in resource management; engineering; economics; demography; land use; insurance; local, state, and federal government; environmental sciences; planning; risk analysis; the law; building and construction; emergency management; communication; transportation; finance; and policy analysis. They used their collective wisdom to consider how the risk management concept and its attendant techniques could be applied to minimize flood risk to humans, the built environment, infrastructure, society, and the natural functions and resources of floodplains. This report conveys the results of that dialogue.

Adobe PDFManaging Flood Risks and Floodplain Resources


Floodplain Management 2050 - ASFPM Foundation 2007 Forum, Full Report

Author: ASFPM

"Floodplain Management 2050" was an invitational workshop of experts focusing how we will manage flood risk and our floodplains in the future given the increasing population, rise in housing demand, tight federal budgets, climate change and other factors.

Adobe PDFFloodplain Management 2050 - Full Report


Floodplain Management 2050 - ASFPM Foundation 2007 Forum, Short
Report

Author: ASFPM

A shortened version of the full report, the short report boils down the result of that dialogue to manageable "sound bites" and an easy read.

Adobe PDFFloodplain Management 2050 - Short Report


Reducing Flood Losses, Is the 1% Chance Flood Standard Sufficient - ASFPM Foundation 2004 Forum, Full Report

Author: ASFPM

The first Assembly of the Forum tackled the question of the sufficiency of the 1% annual chance flood standard, which is the basis for most floodplain management today, both here and abroad. The 1% standard is not just an issue for the National Flood Insurance Program. Probability-based flood standards-including the 1% chance frequency-underlie floodplain management at all levels of government. Any improvements to the standard or its use will require the full participation of all stakeholders in these flood-related programs.

Adobe PDFReducing Flood Losses, Is the 1% Chance Flood Standard Sufficient


Addressing Your Community's Flood Problems: Guide for Elected Officials

Authors: James Wright, Jacki Monday; ASFPM, Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force
Date: 1997

A guide intended to help officials take action now, in trying to ward off problems from future flooding.

Adobe PDFAddressing Your Community's Flood Problems - A Guide for Elected Officials


Floods, Floodplains and Folks

Authors: National Park Service, ASFPM, Association of State Wetland Managers and FEMA
Date: 1996

Features 19 multi-objective project descriptions.


No Adverse Impact

No Adverse Impact floodplain management offers local governments a way to prevent the worsening of flooding and other negative impacts on the community-right now.

No Adverse Impact Publications


State Association's History (6/2002)

This is written by many authors from the ASFPM.

"Even in this fledgling state, ASFPM was getting the attention of federal agencies involved in floodplain management. With a united voice, the states were influencing federal decisions on such issues as federal funding for state floodplain management programs, the nature and quality of floodplain maps, and flood insurance, as well as the programs of agencies like the Corps of Engineers, SCS, USGS and the NWS."

Adobe PDFState Association's History


Sharing the Challenge: Floodplain Management into the 21st Century

Authors: Interagency Floodplain Management Review Committee
Date: 1994

In January 1994 the Review Committee was assigned the mission to delineate the major causes and consequences of the 1993 Midwest flooding; to evaluate the performance of existing floodplain management and related watershed management programs.

Adobe PDFSharing the Challenge: Floodplain Management into the 21st Century



A Casebook in Managing Rivers for Multiple Uses

Authors: Association of State Wetland Managers, ASFPM, National Park Service
Date: 1991

Features 8 multi-objective project descriptions.



Come Rain, Come Shine - A case study of A Floodplain Relocation Project at Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin

Author: William S. Becker
Date: 1980

This booklet is about the floodplain relocation project in the village of Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin.

Adobe PDFCome Rain, Come Shine - A Case Study of A Floodplain Relocation Project at Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin


Many federal floodplain management documents are also available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). There is a cost for most of these documents.





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