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, April 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA

SPEAKERS: Ed Curtis, Senior Civil Engineer, FEMA Region IX

TOPIC:  Partnering with State Agencies on Coastal Resilience: A New Role for FEMA

COST:  $15 for FMA Members and $20 for Non-members

TO REGISTER:  Register on-line HERE. Seating limited.

**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. 

Topic Description:

FEMA Region IX is wrapping up a long overdue update of its Flood Insurance Rate Maps along the California coast.  But before folding up the beach chairs and brushing the sand off our feet, we’re paying one more visit to coastal communities to support planning for increased resilience to coastal hazards.  Realizing that FEMA is the new kid on the block when it comes to the coast, we’re partnering with multiple state agencies (and federal partners NOAA and USGS) on a series of workshops to deliver unified messaging about hazard mitigation and adaption to climate change.

Speaker Bio:

Ed Curtis is a Senior Civil Engineer in the Risk Analysis Branch at the FEMA Region IX headquarters office in Oakland, California.  He currently manages the analysis and mapping of flood risk along the California coast.  Before joining FEMA in 2008, Ed was the National Flood Insurance Program Engineer for the State of North Carolina.  He holds a Master of Science in Coastal Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University. 

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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

San Francisco Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information System

Funding Stormwater Services 

Sustainable Funding for Stormwater Services

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