|Floodplain management encompasses a number of natural resources and man-made systems that share a common denominator – water. Floodwater, stormwater, wastewater, surface water, groundwater, and tidal water are all connected in some way, especially in a small, densely developed, water-rich state like New Jersey.
As we experience more frequent and intense storms and precipitation events, and as we continue to develop and redevelop our communities, understanding these interconnections becomes critical to protecting people and property, enhancing the beneficial functions of natural resources, and maintaining water systems and infrastructure in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.
The 2019 NJAFM annual conference will bring people together from various sectors in order to promote multi-objective outcomes, by identifying common ground and overlaps in the respective work that we do. Looking at floodplain management from this perspective allows us to consider a full range of water-related impacts and to leverage our collective energy and resources to achieve common goals. In addition, the conference provides an opportunity to recognize floodplain management professionals through the NJAFM awards and the NJAFM/FEMA Community Rating System awards.
As always, Continuing Education Credits will be available for Professional Engineers, Professional Planners, Certified Floodplain Managers and Municipal Construction Code Officials.