The rising costs and dangers associated with coastal flooding are motivating communities to assess the people, places, and resources at risk. During this live interview with a guest speaker, participants will hear first-hand experiences from field experts who have used maps to engage stakeholders in discussions about local hazards and risk. Participants will learn how to best use local flood exposure maps when working with citizens and local officials. This live webinar is offered quarterly. The guest speaker for September is Jennifer West, Coastal Training Program Coordinator at Narragansett Bay Research Reserve in Rhode Island. Jennifer will share her experiences using maps to share information with and gather data from stakeholder groups. Her experiences are applicable in other states.
This free, live webinar supports the work of planners (land use, hazards, resilience), emergency managers, city officials, community activists, those with coastal commercial and industry interests — anyone who want to use maps to engage stakeholders. Participants who are AICP members can now obtain 1 Certification Maintenance (CM) credit.
More information can be found here, including access to previous webinar recordings (same topic, different speakers): https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/flood-exposure.html