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Resilience Planning Approaches “Ready-to-Use”: Lessons from EPA Partnerships. How to work with a community to design a nature-based hazard mitigation project

Citation:

Bernagros, J., A. Hall, B. Pickard, AND L. Bachle. Resilience Planning Approaches “Ready-to-Use”: Lessons from EPA Partnerships. How to work with a community to design a nature-based hazard mitigation project. Building Tomorrow's Resilient Communities: 2018 Hazard Mitigation Stakeholder Workshop, Emmitsburg, MD, March 15, 2018.

Impact/Purpose:

Share information at the annual FEMA Hazard Mitigation Workshop about how green infrastructure design and planning approaches were used in San Juan, PR to highlight potential urban flood reductions. Share this approach with other federal agencies involved with flood mitigation efforts will allow for greater coordination in supporting similar future efforts with communities seeking innovative urban flood mitigation solutions.

Description:

A fast-paced delivery of approaches developed in EPA partnerships to enable effective inclusion of environmental and social resilience into hazard mitigation planning. This presentation will cover a broad spectrum, from 1) EPA’s role in mitigation, 2) what a Regional Resilience Framework can look like; 3) “what” and “where” clean water protection might best fit in an HMP, 4) how to work with a community to design a nature-based hazard mitigation project, and 5) subject focus on resources for drought emergency management. Regional Resilience Framework pilots are underway in with FEMA Region IX, EPA, and the Bay Area Metro, incorporating hazard mitigation, adaptation, sustainability, and equity into a single-process action plan. While structured to fit California planning requirements, the Framework will be transferable to any state, territory, or tribe, to facilitate implementation with site-specific requirements and funding streams. For HMPs, the tools-and-tips developed from EPA/FEMA/USACE teams that supported local and state planning agencies incorporating nature-based stormwater management and surface water protection will be shared in a format SHMOs can use to fast-track other communities towards reaping these benefits. Community design team methodology is demonstrated via a USACE/EPA project supported by ENLACE with Puerto Rico’s Caño Martin Pena District Plan and Ecosystem Restoration Project, to show a transferable approach for working with a community to get hazard mitigation with multiple benefits. Drought resilience resources wrap up this session, sharing the most recent lessons and tools drawn from many communities that local and state hazard mitigation officers can use to assist their communities in developing and funding drought resilience projects.

URLs/Downloads:

BERNAGROS (002).PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 2348.69 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 03/15/2018
Record Last Revised: 05/18/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 340803

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SYSTEMS DIVISION

WATER RESOURCES RECOVERY BRANCH