Wise and Unwise Floodplain Use: Reports on Policy Activities Regarding Use of the Floodplain

Sun. 3:30-5:00 p.m., Interlocken A

This session will outline several recent and ongoing activities by the federal government and others regarding the wise or unwise use of our nation’s floodplains. The efforts have focused on federal guidance regarding the wise and unwise use of the floodplain, including an assessment of the federal role and programs in flood risk management; the resilience and sustainability of technologies used to manage the floodplain; and the need to revise the existing Unified National Program. Panelists will discuss what a renewed vision for floodplain management based on research findings might look like and seek input from participants.

PanelistScott Nicholson, Moderator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Panelist Peter Rabbon, Panelist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Panelist G. Mathias Kondolf, Panelist
University of California, Berkeley


PanelistGerald Galloway, Panelist
University of Maryland


Organizers: Peter Rabbon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Scott Nicholson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers