Flood Best Practices and Case Studies Compendium

ASFPM Foundation Announces Floodplain Management Best Practices and Case Studies Compendium

October 2018

Best practices and case studies are effective tools to highlight State and local initiatives to reduce flood risks at the local and regional level.  The ASFPM Floodplain Management Best Practices and Case Studies Compendium catalogues best practices and case studies in a searchable format for online viewing; this will increase accessibility and usefulness to the reader. 

ASFPM’s Flood Science Center collected twenty five best practices and case studies that comprise the compendium.  This project created a typology that established the means to organize and index case studies associated with best practices.  Sources included the ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact (NAI) How-to-Guide; “The Nature Conservancy’s Naturally Resilient Communities Project;” and the FEMA Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) mentoring project.

  • NAI How-to-Guides:  To further ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact™ initiative, ASFPM developed a series of No Adverse Impact How-to-Guides.  These How-to-Guides were developed for each of the Building Blocks in the publication entitled “No Adverse Impact: A Toolkit for Common Sense Floodplain Management.”
  • Naturally Resilient Communities:  The Nature Conservancy (TNC) contracted with ASFPM to assist in developing a guide and case studies for the mainstreaming of natural infrastructure, such as comprehensive planning, education of developers, relocation of property, the raising of infrastructure, and floodplain regulations, to address coastal and riverine flooding.
  • CTP Support:  FEMA contracted with ASFPM to help support the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP).  The CTP Program is a partnership between FEMA and participating NFIP communities, regional agencies, state agencies, tribes, and universities that have the intent and capability to become a more active participant in FEMA’s mapping program.  The project involved documenting best practices and providing training, such as automatic engineering tasks.

The Best Practices and Case Studies Compendium can be found at the ASFPM Flood Science Center by clicking here.

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