The Georgetown Climate Center is hosting a webinar series featuring a panel of policy and planning experts to guide coastal communities on climate change adaptation. The first webinar in the series will feature local practitioners and focus on how communities can use floodplain regulations to build resilience to sea-level rise and increased precipitation.
Georgetown Climate Center representatives will describe a model sea-level rise ordinance developed to help communities incorporate adaptive regulations into floodplain ordinances. They will also discuss recent reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the potential effects on floodplain mapping and insurance rates.
The webinar will also feature three experienced planners who will discuss their experiences enhancing regulatory standards in floodplains: Marty Ryan (City Planner of Cedar Falls Iowa), Mike Smith (Fire Chief of Waveland, Mississippi), and a representative of Seabrook, New Hampshire.