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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 (webinar) – September 1, 2020

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:
September 1, 2020
Time:
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Intro to Base Level Engineering Course

Floodplain Management 101 – September 15 & September 16, 2020

This one-day course will provide attendees with an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Due to the length of the course, it will be separated into two, four-hour sessions. Participants will receive 7 CECs from TFMA if they attend both sessions of the webinar.

Date:
September 15-16, 2020 (meets twice)
Time:
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Floodplain Management 101 Course

Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics – October 21, 2020

This training defines the terms substantial damage and substantial improvement (SD/SI) as part of the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Participants will learn about 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:
October 21, 2020
Time:
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics Course

Gearing Up for Changes in the Upcoming CRS Manual Addendum and RL Procedures – October 27, 2020

The presentation will focus primarily on Activity 310 changes as it relates to the Class 9 prerequisites and procedures for certificate review, what this means for the community, ISO, and FEMA, and the transition to the new procedures. We will also briefly discuss other Addendum related changes, and the new Repetitive Loss data procedures.

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

Date:
October 27, 2020
Time:
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Gearing Up for Changes in the Upcoming CRS Manual Addendum and RL Procedures Course

Floodplain Management 101 – November 5 & November 6, 2020

This one-day course will provide attendees with an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Due to the length of the course, it will be separated into two, four-hour sessions. Participants will receive 7 CECs from TFMA if they attend both sessions of the webinar.

Date:
November 5-6, 2020 (meets twice)
Time:
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Floodplain Management 101 Course

Intro to Base Level Engineering (webinar) – December 1, 2020

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:
December 1, 2020
Time:
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Intro to Base Level Engineering Course

Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics – December 14, 2020

This training defines the terms substantial damage and substantial improvement (SD/SI) as part of the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Participants will learn about 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:
December 14, 2020
Time:
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics Course

Other Training Opportunities

FEMA Region VI Brown Bag Trainings

Texas Floodplain Management Association Trainings

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