Floodplain Regulation for Local Review Boards

Course Overview

The essence of good planning is to develop areas most suitable to the environment and existing infrastructure, avoiding sensitive areas such as steep slopes, wetlands, and floodplains. With increased storm intensity and years of building in flood prone areas, natural floodplains have been disrupted, resulting in severe damage to flood prone areas. This course is an overview of regulating development around flood plains, with a discussion of the National Flood Insurance Program, and trends in resiliency planning.

This course is 1.5 hours in length.