Land Use Planning in Special Flood Hazard Areas

APA Virginia Chapter


Monday, January 22, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. EST

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This webinar will provide participants with a greater understanding of flood risk and how floodplain management aligns with land use planning. We will discuss how to interpret Flood Insurance Rate Maps and non-regulatory FEMA products, as well as where to find this data online. The webinar will also address considerations for permitting development within the special flood hazard area. We will then explore different land use plans in which floodplain management principles could be incorporated, and some higher standards to consider adopting.

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Gina DiCicco, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Gina DiCicco is a floodplain program planner for the Virginia Department of Conservation (DCR). In this role, Gina serves as a liaison between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and communities in Virginia. She conducts community assistance visits, reviews floodplain ordinances, presents at floodplain workshops and conferences, and coordinates development of ... Read More

Kristin Owen, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Kristin Owen is a Floodplain Program Planner for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management (DCR). Kristin works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state agencies, and local communities in Virginia to provide technical assistance and floodplain management trainings. Kristin assists ... Read More

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