FMA is the premier venue for floodplain management professionals interested in reducing flood risk and creating sustainable floodplains. The association serves as an unbiased forum for legislature, government, industry and science to advance best practices, technologies, policies, regulations and legal strategies, with a focus on California, Nevada and Hawaii.
FMA presents an ongoing series of symposiums, conferences, and workshops addressing emerging issues of the day, such as: floodplain modeling and mapping; land use strategies; local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations to reduce flood risk; structural and non-structural flood control system design and operation; floodplain restoration and natural resource management; flood hazard mitigation, preparedness and emergency response; flood warning and forecasting; public education, outreach and involvement; and similar topics. View a brief summary of association activities in the past year here.
FMA membership is a MUST for anyone serious about participating in shaping floodplain management policy and practice in the United States. Members receive monthly updates, special discounts to professional events and unique opportunities for presentations or sponsorship.
Join as a full Member and receive our monthly briefings, quarterly newsletter, deep discounts to our annual conference, symposiums and workshops, vote and participate in our diverse Committees designed to shape the future of floodplain management.
In early October, the NOAA Climate Prediction Center released the monthly El Niño forecast. While the overall El Niño forecast has not changed (a 95 percent chance), the NWS is now pegging a 40 percent chance that Northern California will see above average precipitation this winter