Floodplain Management Training

To comply with best practices and Governor Abbott's direction, TWDB staff are telecommuting and limiting travel. TWDB staff will be offering webinars in place of in-person classes until further notice.

Below is the current listing of free online webinars that the TWDB Community Assistance group will be offering remotely. The target audience for these courses are local officials and anyone involved with floodplain management. Please contact Christina Cho for any questions about training opportunities.

Available Courses:

Intro to Base Level Engineering – March 2, 2021

The purpose of this webinar is to inform floodplain administrators, community members, engineers, and other stakeholders about Base Level Engineering (BLE) and its intended use for floodplain management within local communities. The webinar will cover what BLE is, the benefits of using BLE, how to use BLE for floodplain management and regulatory reporting, an overview of various BLE products, as well as live demonstrations of how to use the BLE web viewer.

Participants will receive 2 CECs through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
March 2, 2021
Time:
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:
Online (Webinar)
Cost:
Free
Registration Link:
Intro to BLE Webinar-March 2, 2021

Intro to Base Level Engineering – April 20, 2021

The purpose of this webinar is to inform floodplain administrators, community members, engineers, and other stakeholders about Base Level Engineering (BLE) and its intended use for floodplain management within local communities. The webinar will cover what BLE is, the benefits of using BLE, how to use BLE for floodplain management and regulatory reporting, an overview of various BLE products, as well as live demonstrations of how to use the BLE web viewer.

Participants will receive 2 CECs through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
April 20, 2021
Time:
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:
Online (Webinar)
Cost:
Free
Registration Link:
Intro to BLE Webinar-April 20, 2021

Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics – May 19, 2021

With the approaching Hurricane season, we hope to provide an explanation of documenting and tracking substantial damage and substantial improvement (SD/SI). It's extremely important to be prepared for a flooding event.

This training discusses substantial damage and substantial improvement as part of the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Participants will learn about when to make SD/SI assessments, the necessary tools in assessing SD/SI, and about opportunities for communities to receive assistance in completing accurate SD/SI determinations after a disaster.

Participants will receive 1 CEC through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
May 19, 2021
Time:
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:
Online (Webinar)
Cost:
Free
Registration Link:
SD & SI Basics Webinar-May 19, 2021

Elevation Certificate Common Mistakes – June 3, 2021

This webinar will provide attendees with the common mistakes made when it comes to floodplain development record keeping. The FEMA Elevation Certificate is a great tool that can support you as the FPA and your efforts to manage your local floodplain development effectively. We hope to provide an explanation of details within each section of the Elevation Certificate and best practices on how it should be filled out. The goal of the NFIP is to keep citizens reasonably safe from flooding and tools like ECs are a great way to support these efforts!

Participants will receive 1 CEC through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
June 3, 2021
Time:
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Location:
Online (Webinar)
Cost:
Free
Registration Link:
EC Common Mistakes Webinar-June 3, 2021

Other Training Opportunities

FEMA Region VI Brown Bag Trainings

Texas Floodplain Management Association Trainings

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