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WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA 94612

Actions and Reactions: Flooding, Water Use, and Cultural Values

The entwined local history of water use, water supply and flooding have influenced and in turn been influenced by our changing human environment. In this jaunt through 20th century water resources history, we will explore local flooding and the evolving public response to it. Using the South Bay as our focal point, we will look at how flooding is related to water supply issues; and how the changing landscape has contributed to, suffered from, and may eventually recover from our cultural responses to flooding.

Sara Duckler P.E., CFM worked for the Santa Clara Valley Water District for more than 20 years, focusing on the nexus between flood protection and environmental stewardship.  In the early 2000’s, Ms. Duckler produced new policy direction for capital creek-work, guiding over $500 million in projects. The guidance, called “Natural Flood Protection” advises a balanced methodology.  More recently, Ms. Duckler was a lead developer and author on the “One Water” master plans for the South Bay. These stakeholder-driven, science-based planning efforts offer an integrated, holistic approach to local water resources management.

Ms. Duckler, a California Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager, earned her bachelor’s from U.C. Berkeley and master’s from Stanford University in civil and environmental engineering.  She recently retired from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Reach her at

COST: FMA 2019 Members - $15; Non-Members - $20

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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 here. If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits, at


FMA Bay Area Luncheon Presentations

Innovative Regional Approaches to Funding and Implementing Flood Protection in Silicon Valley

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)


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