Free Workshops
Long-Term Flood Resiliency for Communities: A Watershed Management Approach

  • Big Flats – October 14, 2015 | 8:30am-2pm
    REGISTER ONLINE or contact Brad DeFrees at badefree@syr.edu or 315.558.8046
  • Big Flats Community Center, Great Room
    476 Maple St, Big Flats, NY 14814
    Partners: Chemung County Stormwater Coalition and the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board, American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter
  • Skaneateles – October 16, 2015 | 9:00am-2pm
    REGISTER ONLINE or contact Brad DeFrees at badefree@syr.edu or 315.558.8046
    First Presbyterian Church
    97 E Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
    Partners: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse,
    American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter

*A flood resilient community is one in which residents and institutions have the capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flooding with minimal outside assistance.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Registration Cost: Free. Registration required. Register ASAP to reserve your spot. Lunch will be provided.

The regional trend toward frequent, intense rain events in a short period of time is likely to continue. The results are recurring flooding and erosion issues for communities, which increases financial burden on the municipal budget.

You Will Learn: This program will explore watershed resiliency strategies to minimize future flooding impacts and minimize the expense of such events.
Participants will learn about:
– planning tools for identifying risks to their community;
– funding sources; and
– steps that communities have taken to prioritize risks, take preventive measures, and recover from extreme events.

Who Should Attend: Municipal officials, highway personnel, planners, and engaged community members

Questions: Please contact Brad DeFrees at badefree@syr.edu or 315.558.8046