- Meeting or Conference
- Silver Jackets; United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- 20-22 Aug 2013
Flood risk management is the shared responsibility of many governmental, tribal, and private agencies. Communication and collaboration between these various agencies is an important step in effectively managing flood risks. USACE is hosting a series of webinars for flood risk management professionals to share their knowledge and experiences.
Webinar week objectives:
- Assess inter-agency challenges and opportunities, and demonstrate results and benefits of collaborative approaches across all levels of government to improve effectiveness and efficiency in managing flood and other natural hazard risks and improving community resiliency.
- Unify, refine, and improve approaches to communicating the nature and degree of flood risk in the context of shared and individual responsibility, with the purpose of effecting action at the individual, community, watershed, state and federal levels.
- Refine approaches to providing federal government services in a more coordinated, effective manner, with a focus on local and state priorities and including strategies to deal with funding challenges.
- Maintain information exchange, relationships, and momentum while planning the 2014 in-person Flood Risk Management and Silver Jackets Workshop.
- Develop supporting actions for achieving the interagency coordination objectives outline in the revised USACE Campaign Plan Goal 3c.
- Community-based DRR, Governance, Economics of DRR, Social Impacts & Social Resilience