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INVITATION - Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program Workshop
Monday, January 24, 2011

INVITATION

Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program Workshop
Hosted by the National Committee on Levee Safety
February 10, 2011

Boise Centre “The Glen” (Willow & Pine Rooms)
850 W. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

The National Committee on Levee Safety (NCLS) would like to invite you to learn more about their recommendations to Congress for a National Levee Safety Program. Stakeholders from around the region, including state, regional, and local agencies and elected officials engaged in levee safety issues, levee owners and operators, planners, emergency managers, local and regional business interests, environmental interests, economic development interests, and public health and safety interests, are being invited to join the NCLS on Thursday, February 10, 2011, from 10:00 4:00 to:

  • Learn more about the National Committee on Levee Safety (NCLS) and their recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program;
  • Discuss implications and impacts to local and state governments regarding adoption of recommendations; and
  • Provide feedback to the NCLS on the recommendations.

Congress created the National Committee on Levee Safety to develop recommendations for a national
levee safety program, including a strategic plan for implementation. The NCLS adopted the vision of an involved public and reliable levee systems working as part of an integrated approach to protect people and property from floods, and has been working toward this goal since October 2008. The NCLS recommended a National Levee Safety Program based on three central concepts:

Leadership via a National Levee Safety Commission that provides for state delegated programs, national technical standards, risk communication, and coordination of environmental and safety concerns;

Strong levee safety programs in and within all states that, in turn, provide oversight and critical levee safety processes; and

A foundation of well-aligned federal agency programs and processes.

Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, February 2, to Liz Rettenmaier at lrettenmaier@thecounciloak.com so
that we may better prepare.

To learn more about the recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program, please visit:
http://www.leveesafety.org/

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing you in Boise.

Eric Halpin
Vice-Chair, National Committee on Levee Safety





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