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