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Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars

Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders and others are invited to sign up for these free, online webcast training sessions. Attendees must register in advance to participate in webcasts. During the webcasts, trainees log onto the web to participate in live training conducted by expert instructors. Your computer must have the capability of playing sound in order to attend the webcasts. The Watershed Academy offers a certificate to those who attend webcasts. Streaming audio versions of past webcasts are available.

Lessons Learned on Integrating Water Quality and Nature-based Approaches into Hazard Mitigation Plans

Thursday, March 14th, from 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. EST

This webcast will look at two completed pilot projects that have successfully integrated watershed planning, green infrastructure practices and source water protection into FEMA hazard mitigation plans. Learn how these communities are sharing the benefits, including:

  1. Better results and more efficient planning. If watershed planning is part of the hazard analysis, optimalresults for water quality, floodplain management, and hazard risk reduction can be achieved.
  2. FEMA and other federal funding may be available to water quality projects that also mitigate hazards.
  3. More opportunity for green infrastructure solutions to hazards.
  4. Reduced flood insurance rates for communities that adopt stormwater policies that reduce risk, including green infrastructure and watershed planning.
  5. Potentially meet requirements for reducing water quality impairments faster by management with other risks.


  • Myra Schwartz, EPA Region 1, Assistance & Pollution Prevention Office

  • Carrie Robinette, Hazard Mitigation Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Josh Bruce, Director, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience – a program of the University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy and Management and the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement

Click here to register!