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EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar: Flood Insurance and Its Role in Resilience

May 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ninety percent of all disasters in the United States involve some sort of flooding according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To address the devastation caused by flood disasters, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created to provide insurance and flood risk mitigation assistance in exchange for communities’ commitment to enforce sound floodplain management practices. Many communities participate in the program as their primary source of resilience against flood risk but do not always take full advantage of what the program offers. Furthermore, the NFIP has limitations and opportunities that exist outside the NFIP to build resilience for those who are not eligible, and to enhance resilience beyond what the NFIP can offer.

In this EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources webinar you will learn about the basics of flood hazards and the tools provided by the NFIP to enhance resilience. You will also learn about the limitations of the program and opportunities to build resilience against flood disasters that exist outside the limitations of the NFIP.

Final Agenda – Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar – Flood Insurance and Its Role in Resilience

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.



Program Chair:

  • Nathan Dill, Project Manager / Engineer, Ransom Consulting, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Modernizing Flood Risk Management

  • Robert Jacobsen, P.E., President, Bob Jacobsen PE, LLC

Flood Insurance as a Tool for Community Resilience

  • Joe Rossi, Executive Director, Massachusetts Coastal Coalition

The Importance of Flood Insurance in Recovery

  • Joy Duperault, CFM Director, Flood Hazard Management Program, NFIP Coordinator & Dept. Hazard Mitigation Officer, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation



Attendee List

Nancy Bockstael University of Connecticut Research Scholar
Matthew Creighton BSC Group, Inc.
Todd Isherwood Mass Maritime Outreach Specialist/Energy Manager
Anthony Julian Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Assistant Project Manager
Jeffrey Malloy BSC Group, Inc. Environmental Scientist
Shaun ORourke Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Director, Stormwater and Resilience
Tayebeh S. Tajalli Bakhsh RPS Ocean Engineer|Senior Scientist
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Lee Weishar Woods Hole Group Senior Scientist/Coastal Engineer
Sam Whitin EA Engineering, Science, & Tech Coastal Resilience Director