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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.

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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.

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

Webinar Details

Webinar: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through May 25 After May 25
EBC Member: $70 $90
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Please note that refunds are not available after May 27, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.