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Conference 6/3-7: 2018 ASCE World Environmental & Water Resources Congress

Sunday, June 3, 2018 – Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Mark Lorie, environment expert at Abt, will present at the 2018 ASCE World Environmental & Water Resources Congress. The Congress is hosted by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).This year's theme is Protecting and Securing Water and the Environment for Future Generations.

Session: Water Management under Extreme Events – II
Tuesday, June 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Greenway GH

Informing Policy Choices with Regional Estimates of Flood Risk Across the United States
Presenter: Mark Lorie, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Jerry Stedge, Brad Firlie, Pearl Zheng, Abt Associates

What Do We Know About Flood Risk Across the United States? A Summary of a Federally-Funded Study
Presenter: Mark Lorie, Abt Associates
Co-Author: Jerry Stedge, Abt Associates

Floods are known to be the most damaging natural disasters in the U.S. The Federal Government plays a large role in reducing flood risk and recovering from floods, spending billions of dollars each year on programs to reduce flood risk, including building and maintaining flood control infrastructure, mapping areas prone to flood, subsidizing flood insurance, and providing grants to localities to implement local risk management projects. This presentation reports on an effort to develop a national flood risk characterization using data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Census, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and other sources.

When: June 3-7, 2018

Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

For more information, visit the conference website.

Learn more about Abt's work in Environment & Natural Resources.