Stormwater Summit 2022

June 29, 2022
Session 10: Developing a Plan? Keep Your Watershed in Mind

8:30 a.m. | Watershed Master Planning Tools to Support National Flood Insurance Program  and Community Rating System Goals for Lowering Insurance Premiums for At Risk Communities

Conference Details



Watershed Planning Initiative - Phase II Kickoff Webinar

September 22, 2021

The Watershed Planning Initiative is funded through a $26.6 million grant under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), as approved by FDEM and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the purpose of creating standardized, cost-effective, and easily replicable Watershed Master Plans (WMP) throughout the state of Florida. According to NFIP (2019), there are 1.77 million flood insurance policies in Florida, and a 5% discount in communities with large concentrations of flood insurance policy holders would result in cumulative yearly savings far exceeding the cost of the grant award.

For Phase I of the Initiative, FDEM partnered with Florida Atlantic University. FAU conducted research and developed a framework and guidance document for a consistent statewide approach to Watershed Master Plan development.

Phase ii webinar slides



Watershed Master Plan Peer Review

October 21, 2020, Via Zoom
Boca Raton, FL

FDEM and FAU asks this ad hoc peer review team to review and provide comment on the Watershed Master Plan design elements, research approach, screening tool, community prioritization for funding, efficacy of findings, suitability to meet or exceed floodplain management plan requirements of Local Mitigation Strategy plans, and most importantly, assess whether the model plans and content meet established requirements for watershed masterplans required for advancing in the Community Rating System.

Workshop Agenda