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Training Resources - FRM-PCX Webinar Series

  • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 1 - Planning Steps 1 and 2 (Problems/Opportunities/Objectives/Constraints/Future Without Project)
      This webinar provided an overview of common challenges associated with the first 2 steps of the planning process for Flood Risk Management (FRM) studies. Problems, Opportunities, Objectives and Constraints (POOCs) and the Forecasting the Future Without Project condition (FWOP) are foundational steps to plan formulation and must be re-visited throughout the study to ensure success. The webinar was presented by Mr. Nicholas Applegate (National Technical Specialist, FRM Planning Center of Expertise) and Jerry Fuentes (Regional Technical Specialist, Sacramento District). This is the first in a series of webinars from the FRM Planning Center of Expertise (FRM-PCX) focused on helping PDTs with current and relevant challenges on their FRM Planning studies through tips, tools, and lessons learned.

  • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 2 - Determining the Appropriate Level of Detail
      This webinar discussed progressive strategies for better defining the proper level of detail throughout various iterations and phases of Flood Risk Management Feasibility studies. Scoping and managing study risk have proven to be challenging for project delivery teams (PDTs) under SMART Planning, but through more appropriate utilization of the Risk Register and other tools teams can be more successful. The webinar was presented by Ms. Monique Savage (Plan Formulation Section Chief, St. Louis District) and Mr. Jerry Fuentes (Regional Technical Specialist, Sacramento District). This is the second in a series of webinars from the FRM Planning Center of Expertise (FRM-PCX) focused on helping PDTs with current and relevant challenges on their FRM Planning studies through tips, tools, and lessons learned.

  • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 3 - Climate Change
      This webinar provided information on climate change for inland hydrology, with a focus on tools and best practices for inland FRM studies. The presentation discussed the science of inland climate change, why inland climate change is important for FRM studies, policy and guidance related to inland climate change, and existing tools and how to use them. The webinar was presented by Mr. Nick Applegate (National Technical Specialist, FRM Planning Center of Expertise) and Mr. Will Veatch (Hydrologist/MVD Regional Technical Specialist, New Orleans District). This is the third in a series of webinars from the FRM Planning Center of Expertise (FRM-PCX) focused on helping PDTs with current and relevant challenges on their FRM Planning studies through tips, tools, and lessons learned.

  • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 4 - Sea Level Change
      This webinar provided an overview of sea level change (SLC) tools and best practices for FRM studies. The presentation discussed what SLC is, why SLC is important for FRM studies, policy and guidance related to SLC, economic analysis with SLC, and existing SLC tools and how to use them. The webinar was presented by Mr. Nick Applegate (National Technical Specialist, FRM Planning Center of Expertise) and Mr. Will Veatch (Hydrologist/MVD Regional Technical Specialist, New Orleans District). This is the fourth in a series of webinars from the FRM Planning Center of Expertise (FRM-PCX) focused on helping PDTs with current and relevant challenges on their FRM Planning studies through tips, tools, and lessons learned.

  • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 5 - Implementing Non-Structural Measures in HEC-FDA
      This webinar provided insight into how nonstructural measures can be analyzed using the Corps-certified HEC-FDA model. The webinar was presented by Brian Maestri (National Nonstructural Committee member) and Britt Corley (Nonstructural Working Group member), both economists stationed in New Orleans District. The presentation covered the following topics: defining nonstructural measures, modeling nonstructural measures using the HEC-FDA model through use of modules to adjust the structure inventory, providing economic results for nonstructural plans using risk-based methods, incorporating sensitivity analyses for the participation rates of nonstructural plans, and using structure detail output information to evaluate increments of a nonstructural plan. This is the fifth in a series of webinars from the FRM Planning Center of Expertise (FRM-PCX) focused on helping PDTs with current and relevant challenges on their FRM Planning studies through tips, tools, and lessons learned.

  • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 6 - Incorporating Life Safety in FRM Planning Studies
      This webinar focused on best practices for incorporating life safety into FRM Planning studies, including discussion about the recently released Planning Bulleting 2019-04: Incorporating Life Safety into Flood and Coastal Storm Risk Management Studies. The webinar was presented by Kendall Zaborowski (Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise) and Nicholas Applegate (National Technical Specialist, FRM Planning Center of Expertise) and addressed the following questions: Why is life safety becoming more important in FRM Planning? What do you need to know about Life Safety Risk? What are Tolerable Risk Guidelines and why are they important? What’s the difference between Incremental Risk and Total Risk? What are some of the best practices I can use to incorporate Life Safety into my Planning study? What’s the right level of detail and analysis for my study? This is the sixth in a series of webinars from the FRM Planning Center of Expertise (FRM-PCX) focused on helping PDTs with current and relevant challenges on their FRM Planning studies through tips, tools, and lessons learned.

  • Inland Flood Risk Management Studies: Risk-Informed Business Line Introduction
      Mr. Nick Applegate, Economic and Risk Analysis Section Chief, Sacramento District; Mr. Peter Blodgett, PE, Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Sacramento District; Ms. Sara Schultz, Senior Water Resources Planner, Sacramento District; and Mr. Eric Thaut, Deputy Director, FRM-PCX provided an overview of the Flood Risk Management business line. The presenters discussed specific policies and guidance relevant to flood risk management studies, as well as common challenges and risks in flood risk management. The presentation addressed conducting iterations of risk informed planning in a flood risk management feasibility study, including practical examples. This webinar was the second in a series of seven business line webinars presented in the PCoP webinar series.