U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management

Report
Flood Risk Management Update
Stephanie Bray
12/10/2013
US Army Corps of Engineers
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Federal Interagency Floodplain
Management Task Force Membership
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Federal Interagency Floodplain
Management Task Force
 Current Activities
► EO
11988 survey on effectiveness of
implementation
► Enhancing technical assistance available to
coastal communities
► Understanding costs and losses due to flood
events
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PPD-8 Components
National
Preparedness Goal
National Preparedness System
National Planning Frameworks
Prevention
Protection
Mitigation
Response
Recovery
Federal Interagency Operational Plans
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Mitigation Framework
Leadership Group
 Federal Flood Risk Reduction Standard
under development
 Interagency team of subject matter experts
participating in development
 Effort will build off of the efforts of the
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force
and the President’s Climate Action Plan
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Silver Jackets
Delivering Inter-Agency Flood Risk Management
Partners
 State-Led ( Voice of our Customers )
 States set priorities for Interagency Federal support
 States can invite partners Feds cannot
 Interagency Method of Delivery ( MOD )
 Collaboration across agencies / levels of government
 Leverage resources: talent, data, funding
 Improve flood risk communication:
unified interagency message
 Continuous, not project-specific
 Strategic Life-Cycle Risk Mgmt
 Watershed Perspective
 State teams facilitate
regional, state-to-state FRM
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Silver Jackets Interagency Projects

Forty-one (41) FRM and LS Projects
 FY11-13
 Twenty-five (25) States completing projects
 $3.7M USACE investment leveraged
$4M from partners

Nineteen (19) Nonstructural Projects
NOAA
Other
State
FEMA
NWS
USGS
Local
 FY13-14
Distribution of FRM and LS Project
 Nineteen (19) States completing projects
Partner Leveraging
 $2M USACE leveraged against $1M from partners
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Demonstrate Benefits of Interagency Approach
 Use existing authorities of multiple agencies
 Leverage resources among Fed, State, Local, Tribal
 Evaluate Outcomes, quantitatively and qualitatively
Assess
Risk
Raise
Awareness
Prompt
Action
Reduce/
Manage Risk
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Flood Risk Management –
Silver Jackets Workshops
 2013 Flood Risk Management –
Silver Jackets Webinar Week a
huge success
► Over
400 people registered
► Approximately 150 participated at any given time
 2014 Flood Risk Management – Silver
Jackets Workshop in planning process
► Anticipated
August 19-21, 2014 in Southbridge, MA
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Characterizing National Flood
Risk
 Characterize national flood risk for policyoriented purposes, internally within
USACE and then externally with partners
 Demonstrate specific USACE contribution
to achieved flood risk reduction
 Characterize future flood risks
 Characterize national and regional risk
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Questions?
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