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Floodplain Management: What it is and How it Protects Us

Floodplain Management: What it is and How it Protects Us

Floodplain Management: What it is and How it Protects Us

Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

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Launch date: 02 Jan 2014
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What is flood risk, and what are the distinctions between different kinds of flooding hazards? Once we understand these basics, the concept of floodplain management as a decision-making process becomes clearer and is more readily implemented, and in the most appropriate manner. The interaction of stormwater management, wetland protection, and floodplain management offers a more nuanced understanding of risks and hazards not only to the developed landscape but also to natural resources.

Structural, non-structural, and mitigation approaches to floodplain management offer us an array of responses to the dangers of flooding, but we must be aware of repercussions of every decision we make in this arena. This session addresses each of these approaches, including benefits and drawbacks for communities and individuals. Design professionals in particular should be fully familiar with these aspects before recommending implementation of any particular approach.


Upon completion of this course, the participant should expect to be able to:
• Recognize the characteristics of various flooding types
• Understand environmental, societal, and legal reasons for floodplain management
• Identify non-structural, structural, and mitigation techniques in floodplain management
Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM

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Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

Wendy Lathrop, president and owner of Cadastral Consulting, is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in several states and as a Professional Planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Wendy is also a Certified Floodplain Manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, Wendy has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. Wendy is a contributing editor for a number of professional publications.

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  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours

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