This webcast will look at two completed pilot projects that have successfully integrated watershed planning, green infrastructure practices and source water protection into FEMA hazard mitigation plans. Learn how these communities are sharing the benefits, including:

  • Better results and more efficient planning. If watershed planning is part of the hazard analysis, optimalresults for water quality, floodplain management, and hazard risk reduction can be achieved.
  • FEMA and other federal funding may be available to water quality projects that also mitigate hazards.
  • More opportunity for green infrastructure solutions to hazards.
  • Reduced flood insurance rates for communities that adopt stormwater policies that reduce risk, including green infrastructure and watershed planning.
  • Potentially meet requirements for reducing water quality impairments faster by management with other risks.


Myra Schwartz, EPA Region 1, Assistance & Pollution Prevention Office

Carrie Robinette, Climate Program Analyst, FEMA

Josh Bruce, Director, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience – a program of the University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy and Management and the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement

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