Coastal flood risk reduction course

Training Course
National Disaster Training Preparedness Center (NDPTC)
Washington Sea Grant (WSG)
04 Jun 2013
United States of America (Long Beach, Washington)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
21 Nov 2013
United States of America (Southampton, New York)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
22 Nov 2013
United States of America (Southampton, New York)

This is a one-day performance level training course that develops the participant's ability to apply coastal risk reduction and opportunity enhancement measures to coastal floodplain management. The course format is as follows:

  • Modules 1 and 2 will introduce the course scenario, with Module 2 concluding with an activity requiring teams of learners to define one or more scenario-appropriate problems.

  • Modules 3, 4, and 5 will discuss both the risks and opportunities that are associated with natural coastal processes and their relationships with the man-made environment. These modules will conclude with practical exercises in which student teams identify risks and opportunities associated with the problems identified in the previous team activity.

  • Module 6 will present capabilities that are available to coastal communities, and will conclude with teams developing "No Adverse Impact" (NAI) strategies and applying and designing these strategies to reduce risks and enhance the coastal opportunities associated with their scenario-driven problems. The strategies will be developed within the context of each emergency management phase: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • Module 7 will conclude the course with a general discussion of strategies presented within the context of resulting "No Adverse Impact", resiliency, and administration requirements.

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Target audience

Intended for government/public decision makers, emergency managers, response personnel, land-use and business-contingency planners, and other professionals in both public and private sectors with management responsibility when a flood event has occurred.

How to register

Please register online.


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