Flood Plain Management

To promote the common interest in reducing flood losses and to encourage the protection and enhancement of natural floodplain values...


Bay Area Luncheons

WHEN: Thursday, January 18th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA by webcast to the Sacramento Luncheon location

SPEAKER: Ms. Andrea Clark, Partner - Downey Brand, LLC.  Ms. Clark has a practice focused on water rights and flood control, serving as general counsel to a variety of public agencies from local reclamation districts and water districts to regional joint powers authorities. With a special expertise in flood control and floodplain management, Andrea is regularly asked to speak on topics ranging from flood insurance to climate change and the future of flood control policy in California. 

TOPIC: NFIP Reauthorization: Current Status and Key Issues: Beyond the immediate problem of the National Flood Insurance Program possibly lapsing without reauthorization are a number of significant outstanding policy issues related to NFIP that should be addressed. Among them are rate affordability, the role of private insurance, and repetitive loss properties. This presentation will update the current status of NFIP reauthorization and a summary of critical issues, with an emphasis on how those issues play out in California. 


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**Attendees should allow extra time to pass through security on the first floor and check in at the Regional Board office on the 14th floor. 


Please join us for an exciting and interactive discussion on the current state of the NFIP, future changes, and pending program reauthorization slated for September 30, 2017.  Come learn what opportunities and challenges face Congress and FEMA as part of the upcoming program reauthorization.  We will be discussing proposed restructuring of the NFIP including a new customer centric focus, risk rating 2.0 & product simplification.  FEMA wants to share with you the newly organized FIMA intended to support a “new beginning” for the NFIP.  We look forward to seeing you on August 24th.

Edie C. Lohmann, NFIP Insurance Specialist, FEMA Region IX Mitigation Division bio:

Edie is the FEMA Region IX National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Insurance Specialist.  She has enjoyed working for the NFIP for 25 years in various capacities.  As the NFIP Insurance Specialist, Edie acts as the Regions subject matter expert on flood insurance issues, and provides technical expertise to internal and external stakeholders including Congressional Affairs, the media, the public, and insurance, lender, and realtor industry professionals.  She also conducts flood insurance training and outreach.

Edie received her MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.   She is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), and holds an Associate in National Flood Insurance (ANFI) from the Institutes.  

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FMA organizes luncheons in the Bay Area on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management.  If you would like to be added to the notification list please send an e-mail . If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits, at mary.seits@floodplain.org.


FMA Bay Area Luncheon Presentations

Alameda County Hydrology & Hydraulics Manual

San Francisco Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information System

Funding Stormwater Services 

Sustainable Funding for Stormwater Services

San Francisco Bay Area Study (March 2013, 6 MB)