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Training Resources - FRM-PCX Webinar Series

  • Flood Risk Management Planning 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.
    • Flood Risk Management Planning Webinar 7 - Life Safety Risk Assessments in FRM Planning Studies
      This webinar discussed best practices for incorporating life safety into FRM Planning studies, with a focus on varying levels of detail for life safety risk assessments. The webinar was presented by Nicholas Applegate (National Technical Specialist, FRM Planning Center of Expertise), Jesse Morrill-Winter (Sacramento District Regional Technical Specialist for Dam and Levee Safety Economics), and Nick Lutz (Louisville District Regional Technical Specialist for Dam and Levee Safety Economics) and addressed the following questions: Why are the Tolerable Risk Guidelines important? How does a life safety focused risk analysis differ from an economics focused study? When/how should teams incorporate this process into the planning process? Who needs to be involved in life safety risk assessment? What is the appropriate level of analysis/assessment and what are my team's options? Where can you find assistance in conducting life safety studies? This is the seventh 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.

  • FRM-PCX Review Process Webinar Series -
    The Review Process Webinar Series, prepared by the Flood Risk Management Planning Center of Expertise, is applicable to all Civil Works Feasibility studies. The goal of this series, which consists of short 5-10 minute videos on specific topics, is to provide some tools and tips to make reviews more efficient and effective and make the guidance for review more accessible for project delivery teams.
    • Webinar 0 - The Review Process Overview
      Review is an important aspect of the study process and is best understood within the context of the planning process itself. This webinar highlights the sequencing of reviews within a typical study. It also provides an outline for follow-on webinars focused on more specific topics.
    • Webinar 1.0 - The Review Plan
      The review plan guides the review throughout the study and provides a strategic path for engagement with review teams. This webinar provides study teams with information on the role of the Review Plan, why it is needed and tips for writing one.
    • Webinar 2.0 - District Quality Control (DCQ)
      DQC is the process by which the framework and foundation of a study are evaluated. This webinar discusses the DQC process and provides study teams with best practices for conducting an efficient and effective DQC.
    • Webinar 3.0 - Agency Technical Review Comment Response and Backcheck
      ATR documentation supports a risk informed decision to move forward with the project and continued Federal investment so it is important to document review comments and their resolution in a clear and concise manner. This webinar focuses on the comment resolution process and some best practices to help teams successfully complete ATR.
    • Webinar 3.1 - ATR Charge
      The "charge" to reviewers contains the instructions to the review team regarding the objective of the review and the specific advice sought. This webinar provides guidelines for developing the charge, including key considerations and tips on creating a better ATR charge statement.