The Floodplains by Design partnership will host a workshop on Tuesday, February 9, from 9-3pm. Please RSVP to attend.

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to provide floodplain leaders with an opportunity to discuss key issues for the integration of floodplain management and provide feedback on the implementation of state programs supporting local and regional efforts to manage floodplains for multiple benefits of importance to local communities.

Location

Shoreline Room (North End of the Complex)
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 First Avenue NE
Shoreline WA 98155-2148 (map)

Workshop Agenda

9:00 – 9:15: Introduction and Welcome

Bob Carey (The Nature Conservancy – TNC) will review the agenda and purpose of the workshop.

9:45 – 10:30: Vision and Strategies for Integrated Floodplain Management in Puget Sound

Jim Kramer and Carol MacIlroy (Consultants to FbD) will summarize the work of Puget Sound watersheds to advance integrated floodplain management. A draft report documenting the future vision and strategies was prepared with the support of local watersheds in Puget Sound.

10:30 – 11:00: Break

11:00 – 12:00: Climate Change Predictions in Puget Sound and Application to Local Floodplain Actions

Guillaume Mauger (UW Climate Impacts Group) and Julie Morse (TNC) will summarize the current predictions for climate change affecting Puget Sound, issues of concern to local partners, and the work that is needed to begin incorporating climate change into integrated floodplain management.

12:00 – 12:15: Pick up lunches and move to small groups

12:15 – 1:30: Small Group Discussions – Advancing Integrated Floodplain Management

Workshop participants will discuss the strategies and actions needed to advance integrated floodplain management including the incorporation of climate change into local planning and projects.

1:30 – 1:45: Break

1:45 – 2:45: Accelerating the Next Phase of Projects and Increasing the Funding

Ecology staff will highlight the next steps for the Ecology FbD Grant and floodplain guidance programs. Mo McBroom (TNC) will provide an update on legislative discussions regarding the new funding (Washington Water) for water infrastructure projects.

2:45 – 3:00: Closing comments and next steps

We hope you can join us on February 9!

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For more information, contact: INFO@FLOODPLAINSBYDESIGN.ORG
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, 74 WALL STREET, SEATTLE, WA 98121