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  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that...
  • Community Assistance Program - State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Funds designated state NFIP Coordinator office to provide technical assistance to communities in the NFIP and evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities. CAP-SSSE helps to: *Ensure that NFIP flood loss reduction goals are met. *Build state and community...
  • Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Serves as the national focal point for development and delivery of emergency management training to minimize the impact of disasters by enhancing capabilities of federal, state, local and tribal government officials; volunteer organizations; and public and private sectors.
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the NFIP. FEMA provides FMA funds to states and communities to implement measures that reduce or eliminate long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured h...
  • HAZUS Model
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    HAZUS is a nationally applicable, standardized methodology for estimating potential losses from disasters including floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. The HAZUS loss estimation model calculates physical, economic and social impacts of disasters and provides users with a graphic of...
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Provides funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments so they can rebuild in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities. Grant funding is available after a presidentially declared disaster. Funding may be available to homeowners to help rebuild their...
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, Tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and...
  • Hurricane Planning and Response
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Provides data, resources and technical assistance for hurricane evacuation planning and response for state, local, tribal, territorial and federal government partners. Hurricane evacuation and response planning efforts span from steady-state deliberate planning to operational decision support and...
  • Individual Assistance
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Under a Presidentially declared emergency or major disaster, IA provides financial assistance or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if unable to meet the needs through other means. Up to the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) maximum is available in...
  • National Dam Safety Program(NDSP)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Federal government has used the NDSP to protect Americans from dam failure for more than 30 years. A partnership of states, federal agencies, and other stakeholders that encourages and promotes the establishment and maintenance of effective federal and State dam safety programs to reduce the risks...
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Floods can happen anywhere — just once inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is a separate policy that can cover buildings, the contents in a building, or both, so it is important to protect your most important...
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    As a part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Community Rating System is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum program requirements. As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to...
  • National Flood Insurance Program Training Opportunities
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    NFIP Training is available through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Program. This includes courses for agents, adjusters, surveyors, and community officials.
  • National Hurricane Program (NHP)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    The National Hurricane Program (NHP) provides data, resources and technical assistance for hurricane evacuation planning and response for state, local, tribal, territorial and federal government partners. Hurricane evacuation and response planning efforts span from steady-state deliberate planning...
  • Natural Hazard Risk Assessment Program
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    FEMA’s Natural Hazard Risk Assessment Program (NHRAP) has developed the National Risk Index (NRI) to support baseline risk assessments and increase awareness of potential risk from natural hazards. The NRI is available through an online tool to help communities across the nation see and understand...
  • Public Assistance (PA)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Under a Presidentially declared emergency or major disaster, PA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities and facilities of certain private...
  • Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams (HHPD) Grant Program
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    The Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams (HHPD) Grant Program provides technical, planning, design and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams. Eligible applicants must be non-federal sponsors, which include non-federal...
  • Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Risk MAP supports community resilience by providing data, building partnerships, and supporting long-term hazard mitigation planning. In particular, Risk MAP’s Flood Risk Products work alongside regulatory products to provide flood risk information and support community’s overall floodplain...
  • The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Provides advanced, all-hazards training to approximately 50,000 emergency responders annually from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as the federal government, foreign governments, and private entities, as available. Scope of training includes preparedness, protection, and...
  • Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS)
    NOAA National Weather Service
    Provides enhanced hydrologic information, products, and services through the infusion of new science and technology. River flooding and drought forecasts are prepared by hydrologists and hydro-meteorologists at the NWS 13 River Forecast Centers and 122 Weather Forecast Offices. River forecasts and o...
  • Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) User Guide
    NOAA National Weather Service
    FIM User Guide
  • Flood Map Libraries and Development Guidelines
    NOAA National Weather Service
    Flood Map Libraries and Development Guidelines
  • Historical State Flood Information
    NOAA National Weather Service
    Historical State Flood Information
  • NOAA NWS Aware
    NOAA National Weather Service
    Free NWS publication geared to emergency management community, partners, and NWS staff.
  • NOAA NWS Flood Related Products
    NOAA National Weather Service
    Links to the numerous flood related hydrology products produced by NOAA NWS. Some are to warn you of potential hazards; others are information statements to keep you up to date on changing weather and river situations.
  • NOAA NWS Guide to Hydrologic Information on the Web
    NOAA National Weather Service
    NOAA NWS Guide to Hydrologic Information on the Web.
  • NWS River Forecast Centers
    NOAA National Weather Service
    NWS River Forecast Centers use hydrologic models to form daily river forecasts for use in agriculture, hydroelectric dam operation and water supply planning.
  • NWS StormReady
    NOAA National Weather Service
    A voluntary program to provide guidance and incentive to communities interested in improving their hazardous weather operations. Once communities are recognized as StormReady, they can provide their StormReady recognition letter to their regional FEMA National Flood Insurance Program to determine if...
  • NWS Weather Warnings and Forecasts
    NOAA National Weather Service
    The NWS issues warnings for tornados, flash floods, winter storms, fire weather, tropical cyclone/hurricane and airport and coastal/lakeshore marine forecasts. These forecasts are for use by the general public as well as decision makers. NWS’ early warning systems are integral to emergency...
  • NWS Year-Round Weather Safety Campaigns
    NOAA National Weather Service
    The aim of National Seasonal Safety Campaigns is to build a Weather-Ready Nation, one that is prepared for extreme weather, water, and climate events. Each campaign includes seasonal resources, which provide information vital for staying safe. Materials include websites, articles, social media,...
  • National Water Model (NWM)
    NOAA National Weather Service
    In August 2016, NOAA NWS Office of Water Prediction (OWP) released version 1.0 of the NWM to enhance and expand NOAA’s water flow forecasts, which previously had been available for approximately 4,000 river locations with stream gages predominantly operated by USGS. The new model expands forecasts...
  • Precipitation Frequency Estimates
    NOAA National Weather Service
    The Office of Water Prediction (OWP) is in charge of updating precipitation frequency (PF) estimates for various areas of the U.S. as Volumes of the NOAA Atlas 14. Estimates in a variety of formats, supplementary information, and documentation are available from the Precipitation Frequency Data Serv...
  • Snow Information
    NOAA National Weather Service
    The Office of Water Prediction (OWP) provides comprehensive snow observations, analyses, data sets, and map products for the nation and maintains the National Snow Observation Database, Airborne Snow Surveys, Satellite Snow Cover Mapping, Snow Modeling and Data Assimilation, Interactive Analytical M...
  • U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics
    NOAA National Weather Service
    U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics
  • Weather Ready Nation (WRN)
    NOAA National Weather Service
    The WRN initiative is about helping our nation become more resilient to increasing extreme weather, water, and climate events. NOAA is working to keep these threats from becoming disasters with greater accuracy in forecasts and warnings, evolving services to community decision makers, and better way...
  • Coastal Inundation Modeling, Forecasting and Prediction
    NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    Provides communities with analysis of flood and storm surge hazards with more refined and accurate data (modeling systems and GIS tools) for use in disaster planning. Includes a Sea Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) Model Viewer, which aids in evacuation planning. Contributes to...
  • Digital Coast
    NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    Partnership-driven website that provides user-focused data, tools, trainings, and case studies designed for coastal managers and practitioners, including, but not limited to, floodplain managers, emergency managers, planners, and natural resource managers. Digital Coast Partners include: American...
  • National Coastal Resilience Fund
    NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    NOAA (through OCM) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation jointly manage a competitive grant program that funds projects to restore, increase, and strengthen natural infrastructure-the landscapes that help absorb the impacts of storms and floods — to ultimately protect coastal communities fro...
  • National Coastal Zone Management Program
    NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    Authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972, the Program comprehensively addresses the nation’s coastal issues through a voluntary partnership between the federal government and coastal and Great Lakes states and territories. OCM awards four types of funding to the nation’s 34 state...
  • National Estuarine Research Reserves
    NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    NOAA provides funds to 29 state National Estuarine Research Reserves under Section 315 of the CZMA to operate and manage reserves. Funds support research, education, stewardship, system-wide monitoring, and graduate research fellowships at the reserves. Funding is also used to acquire land for reser...
  • Nature-based Solutions for Coastal Hazards
    NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    Training course that prepares coastal planners and managers for planning and implementing green or natural infrastructure projects to reduce coastal natural hazards in their communities. The course consists of two parts: 1) A 45-minute, self-guided online module covers foundational concepts prior to...
  • NASA Applied Sciences Program
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The Applied Sciences Program promotes efforts to discover and demonstrate innovative and practical uses of Earth science data and knowledge. The Program supports and funds applied research and applications projects that foster uses of Earth-observing satellite data and scientific knowledge by public...
  • NASA Disasters Mapping Portal
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The NASA Disasters Program Mapping Portal provides NASA disaster-related data products as GIS services, maps, and applications. The Disasters Mapping Portal contains Event-Based products, focused on a single disaster event, and Near-Real Time products that are continuously updated. All products on...
  • NASA Disasters Program
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Promotes the use of Earth observations to improve the prediction of, preparation for, response to, mitigation of, and recovery from natural and technological disasters, including floods, hurricanes and landslides. Uses space and aerial based assets to answer complex questions, help with predictions,...
  • Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Provides training and technical assistance to USACE Districts, Divisions and Headquarters on risk communication, public involvement process design, stakeholder analysis and engagement, policy analysis and formulation, engaging socially vulnerable populations, team-building, and facilitation. Tracks ...
  • Continuing Authorities Program
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Authorizes feasibility study and construction for relatively small projects; usually requires no further congressional authorization to proceed to construction. *Emergency Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection (Section 14, Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended) - Allows emergency stream bank and...
  • Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PL 84-99)
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (P. L.. 84-99, as amended) - Provides preparedness, response and recovery assistance, including: *Emergency response training and exercises, inspection of non-federal flood risk management projects, and technical assistance with development of response and hazard mitigation plans. *Immediate...
  • Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Helps solve our nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental science. Research and development capabilities include research in flood risk management and coastal systems, emergency management, water resources...
  • Floodplain Management Services Program
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (Section 206, Flood Control Act of 1960, P. L.. 86-645, as amended) - Provides technical assistance and planning guidance to federal agencies, states, local governments, other non-federal entities, eligible Tribes and private sector to support effective floodplain management. May include obtaining,...
  • Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC)
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Supports USACE by providing technical methods and guidance, water resources software and associated utilities, training, and workshops. Accomplishes applied research and software development and performs technical assistance and special projects. Designated USACE Technical Center of Expertise for...
  • Interagency and International Support (IIS)
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Provides technical assistance to non-Department of Defense Federal agencies, state and local governments, Tribal nations, private U.S. firms, international organizations, & foreign governments, Provides engineering and construction services, environmental restoration and management services,...
  • Levee Safety Program
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    The mission of the USACE Levee Safety Program is to ensure levees provide benefit to the Nation by working with levee sponsors and stakeholders to assess, communicate, and manage levee related flood risk to people, property, and the environment. Maintains a national inventory of levee systems and...
  • National Flood Risk Management Program / Silver Jackets Program
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Program team works to increase capabilities across all aspects of USACE to improve decisions made internally and externally that affect the nation’s flood risk, including risk to life, the economy and natural environment. Convenes and facilitates dialogue at all levels of government and with other k...
  • National Inventory of Dams
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Searchable inventory of information about dams displayed in easy-to-use tabular and map interfaces. Includes locations and structure information, hazard classification, inspection dates, and other records about dams in the United States.
  • National Levee Database
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Searchable inventory of information about levees displayed in easy-to-use map interface. Includes locations and conditions information, reports, inspection summaries, and other records about levees in the USACE Levee Safety Program and a growing body of information on levees outside of the USACE...
  • National Nonstructural Committee
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Promotes use of nonstructural methods for reducing life loss and minimizing property damage. Provides technical consultation on a full array of flood risk management measures from initial assessments and plan formulation through technical review. Offers tools and resources including publications,...
  • Planning Assistance to States (PAS)
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (Section 22, WRDA 1974, as amended) - Assists states, local governments, Tribes, and other non-federal entities with preparation of comprehensive plans for development, utilization, and conservation of water and related resources of drainage basins, watersheds, or ecosystems. Provides technical...
  • Specifically Authorized Projects (Investigations)
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Requires specific authorization from Congress to study and design water resource solutions. For large scale projects that cost more than $10 million.
  • USACE Publications
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Repository for official USACE Engineering Regulations (ERs), Engineering Circulars (ECs), Engineering Manuals (EMs) and other official public documents.
  • Watershed Studies
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (Section 729 of Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as amended) - Allows USACE to study water resources needs of river basins and regions in the United States, in consultation with federal, state, Tribal, interstate and local government entities to develop a watershed plan. Does not encompass...
  • Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (Farm Bill of 1985, as amended) - Provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands, wetlands and their related benefits. Wetland Reserve Easement component is a voluntary program offering landowners opportunity to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their property...
  • DamWatch
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Web-based dam monitoring tool helps NRCS project sponsors protect communities by providing real-time monitoring of 11,900 watershed program dams throughout the U.S. Alerts essential personnel when rainfall, snowmelt, and earthquakes threaten dams. Provides a one-stop source for critical documents,...
  • Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (Section 216 of Public Law 81-516 and 33 U.S.C. Section 701b and Section 403 of title IV of Public Law 95-334, the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978) – Provides assistance to help state and local governments carry out much needed recovery projects to address damage caused by floods, hurricanes,...
  • GeoObserver for Dams
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Developed by NRCS National Geospatial Center of Excellence, the web-based geospatial application allows the NRCS to add new dams, create reports, and export data within the National Inventory of Dams (NRCSID).
  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Watershed Rehabilitation Program
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act Public Law 83- 566, Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000) - Authorizes NRCS to provide technical and financial assistance to watershed project sponsors to: *Rehabilitate aging dams that protect lives, property and infrastructure, such as...
  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program (WFPO)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (Watershed Protection And Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83- 566 as amended) – Provides technical and financial assistance to states, local governments, and Tribes to plan and implement authorized watershed project plans for the purpose of: *Watershed protection *Flood reduction *Water quality...
  • Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Provides 12 western states and Alaska with information on future water supplies. NRCS field staff and cooperating partners collect and analyze data on depth and water equivalent of snowpack at more than 1,000 manual measurement sites and 885 automated stations (SNOTEL) to estimate annual water...
  • Watershed Rehabilitation Program
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act Public Law 83- 566, Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000) - Authorizes NRCS to provide technical and financial assistance to watershed project sponsors to: *Rehabilitate aging dams that protect lives, property and infrastructure, such as...
  • Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program (WFPO)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (Watershed Protection And Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83- 566 as amended) – Provides technical and financial assistance to states, local governments, and Tribes to plan and implement authorized watershed project plans for the purpose of: *Watershed protection *Flood reduction *Water quality...
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Flexible program that provides communities with resources to address wide range of unique community development needs. One of the longest, continuously run programs at HUD, CDBG provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1214 general units of local government, states, and four U.S. Territories....
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Disaster Recovery Assistance
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and states recover from Presidentially-declared disasters, especially in low-income areas (subject to availability of supplemental appropriations). Congress may appropriate additional funding for CDBG to rebuild affected areas and provide crucial se...
  • Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) - Rental Assistance
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Partnership between HUD and FEMA and operated through HUD’s Public Housing Authorities that provides housing vouchers to displaced residents following a presidentially declared natural disaster. Program is activated in coordination with FEMA and is not activated for every disaster.
  • Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Flexible program that provides AIAN communities with resources to address wide range of unique community development needs. The ICDBG program can provide funding for projects under the following categories: housing, community facilities, and economic development.
  • Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Individuals whose home has been damaged or destroyed in an area with a Presidential declaration of disaster may apply. Makes it easier for survivors to obtain mortgage loans and become homeowners or reestablish themselves as homeowners. Section 203(h) program provides mortgage insurance for loans to...
  • Emergency Relief Program
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    Establishes policy and provides program guidance for the administration of emergency funds for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways, which are found to have suffered serious damage by natural disasters over a wide area or serious damage from catastrophic failures.
  • Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    The Emergency Relief for federally Owned Roads Program, or ERFO Program, was established to assist federal agencies with the repair or reconstruction of tribal transportation facilities, federal lands transportation facilities, and other federally owned roads that are open to public travel, which...
  • FHWA Hydraulic Documents
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    A series of hydraulic guides on flood related topics, including: *HDS 2-Highway Hydrology: Provides information on hydrologic approaches, methods, and assumptions applied in design and analysis of highway drainage structures. *HDS 4-Introduction to Highway Hydraulics: Provides an introduction to...
  • FHWA Resilience Resources
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    FHWA has extensive research, technical assistance, and outreach available on improving the resilience of transportation infrastructure to natural hazards and changes in climate.
  • Federal Aid Highway Program
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    Provides authority to provide funds to state, local, and tribal governments for the development of transportation systems. (23 USC)
  • National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Courses
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    Transportation related hydraulic and hydrologic training courses offered by the federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  • Tribal Transportation Program (TTP)
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
    The purpose of the TTP is to provide safe and adequate transportation and public road access to and within Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Alaska Native Village communities. A prime objective of the TTP is to contribute to the economic development, self-determination, and employment of...
  • Emergency Relief Program
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
    The federal Transit Administration (FTA) Emergency Relief program, established under MAP-21 legislation, enables FTA to provide assistance to public transit operators in the aftermath of an emergency or major disaster. The program helps states and public transportation systems pay for protecting,...
  • State of Good Repair Grants Program
    U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
    The federal Transit Administration's State of Good Repair Grants Program (49 U.S.C. 5337) provides capital assistance for maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation projects of high-intensity fixed guideway and bus systems to help transit agencies maintain assets in a state of good repair....
  • Clean Water Act – Section 319
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Provides grants to states, Tribes, and territories for development of programs to reduce pollution from unregulated and diffuse sources (nonpoint sources), such as agricultural and urban runoff. Grants can be used to reduce runoff and monitor and evaluate progress and may include wetland restoration...
  • Climate Ready Estuaries, "Being Prepared For Climate Change: A Workbook For Developing Risk- Based Adaptation Plans"
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Guide for conducting risk-based climate change vulnerability assessments and developing adaptation action plans. Workbook helps users identify, analyze, and prioritize climate change risks to what their organizations are trying to accomplish. In developing an action plan, the workbook guides users...
  • Climate Ready Estuaries, “Synthesis of Adaptation Options for Coastal Areas”
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    This guide provides a brief introduction to key physical impacts of climate change on estuaries and a review of on-the-ground adaptation options available to coastal managers to reduce their systems' vulnerability to climate change impacts.
  • Contingency Planning and Area Contingency Planning Handbook
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    The 1990 Oil Pollution Act (OPA) requires preparation of response plans for certain facilities that store oil. EPA prepared the implementation regulations. Area Contingency Plans are required by the Clean Water Act with EPA as the designated lead for inland.
  • Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) Guides and Data Services
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    EPA’s CRWU initiative assists water sector utilities (drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater) in becoming more resilient. CRWU offers a unique suite of practical and easy-to-use tools and resources to promote a clear understanding of climate science, risks, and pertinent adaptation options. CRWU...
  • Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU), Climate Resilience Evaluation And Awareness Tool (CREAT)
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    EPA’s CRWU initiative assists water sector utilities (drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater) in becoming resilient. CREAT is a Web-based risk assessment framework tool that offers climate and economic data in an easy-to-use process to identify threats and adaptation options to limit...
  • DWMAPS: Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    An online drinking water source protection mapping tool that provides access to critical geospatial data, mapping, and query functionality. Data includes: sites of potential contaminant sources (RCRA, NPDES, Superfund, Brownfields, TRI, BRAC, roads and hazardous materials, railroads, etc.), public w...
  • Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Federal/state partnership where states provide loans for wide range of water quality and public health projects, including storm water management, infrastructure improvements at wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities, water conservation & reuse, watershed protection and management,...
  • Emergency Response On-Scene Coordinator Training Resources
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    EPA and external training on hazardous materials and disaster emergency response and related topics.
  • Federal Funding For Water/Wastewater Utilities In National Disasters - Water/Wastewater
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Web-based tool designed to assist utilities in identifying disaster and mitigation funds from multiple federal agencies. Helps utilities document damages and costs for repair and provides examples of successful applications and access to utility funding mentors.
  • Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide For Water And Wastewater Utilities
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    A web-based guide to assist utilities with assessing flood threats, determining flooding vulnerability of utility assets, identifying/evaluating mitigation measures, and developing mitigation implementation plans. The guide includes training videos, worksheets, and resource aids. Developed with FEMA...
  • Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Response for Water and Wastewater Utilities
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Tools and guidance to support utility preparedness and recovery. Encourages water and wastewater utilities to work with their local mitigation planners to implement priority projects using FEMA or other source funding. Provides an overview of the mitigation process, along with practical examples o...
  • Healthy Watershed Assessment and Protection: Data, Tools, Methods, References
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Tools for rapid, large-scale identification of landscape, biotic, hydrologic and geomorphic conditions; chemical and physical characteristics; ecological processes, e.g., energy and material flow and natural disturbance regimes. Enables states to prioritize protection efforts. Approach is also being...
  • How’s My Waterway – Mobile App
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    A mobile web app and website that helps people find information about the condition of their local waterways using a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Map option offers a view of the search area with waters color-coded by assessment status. This information can be useful in identifying flood...
  • Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Provides resources and training materials to implement stormwater management practices and programs to reduce runoff and protect water quality, including design and planning guides; case studies; examples of regulatory and non-regulatory policy approaches; and descriptions of EPA’s past assistance...
  • National Stormwater Calculator
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site; including capital and maintenance cost estimates. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records....
  • Recovery Potential Screening
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Recovery Potential Screening (RPS) is a systematic, comparative method for identifying differences among watersheds (or watershed-based, hydrologic units such as HUC12s) that may influence their relative likelihood to be successfully restored, protected or managed in other ways.
  • Regional Resilience Toolkit
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    From 2013 to 2018, the federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helped three California regions take large-scale action for disaster resilience. Based on these technical assistance projects, FEMA and EPA partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation...
  • Report – Disaster Recovery And Long-Term Resilience Planning In Vermont
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Report and planning checklist to help communities prepare, respond, and recover from floods. The checklist suggests strategies, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, including rain garden installation, to ma...
  • Smart Growth/Sustainable Communities Program
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Provides technical assistance through Building Blocks Program to strengthen local capacity to implement sustainable approaches, including presentations and exercises to facilitate discussion on a priority topic, leading to agreed-upon actions. Assistance has been provided to 45 states through 150...
  • Tabletop Exercise Tool For Water Systems: Emergency Preparedness, Response And Climate Resiliency
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    CD-ROM with resources to plan and facilitate tabletop exercises. Simplifies process of planning and conducting tabletop exercises, and provides resources that aid in development of customized scenario-driven, discussion- based tabletop exercises. Contains 15 all-hazard scenarios. Consistent with...
  • The Watershed Academy
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Located in EPA's Office of Water. Provides training and information about watershed management approaches. Self-paced training modules, webcast seminars, and live training courses provide current information from national experts across a broad range of watershed topics.
  • Water Data and Tools
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    This site aggregates EPA water data and tools including integrated analysis, ambient water quality, watershed plan building, and financing.
  • Water Finance Center
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Provides one-stop-shop for all things water finance. Easily navigable web-based portal helps communities locate information and resources to assist with making informed decisions for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. Includes two searchable data sets: 1) available...
  • Water Infrastructure and Finance and Innovation Act Loan Funds (WIFIA)
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    New federal loan and guarantee program to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. Authorizes EPA to provide long- term, low-cost loans at U.S. Treasury Rates for projects of regional and national significance.
  • Coastal-Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Works with many and varied partners to ensure that our nation has the information it needs to understand, restore, and protect healthy coastal and ocean resources and the communities who depend on them.
  • Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program (GWSIP)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Supports USGS federal priority stream gages needed for flood- forecasting and flood response activities, including limited deployment of temporary rapid deployment stream gages (RDGs) needed to monitor water levels at crucial locations, flood-documentation studies, and flood inundation mapping.
  • Landslide Hazards (Within Natural Hazards)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Focus is to reduce long-term losses from landslide hazards by improving our understanding of the causes of ground failure and suggesting mitigation strategies. Programs include monitoring of risks, predictions, and tracking landslides, including a “Did you see it” reporting application.
  • National Map Viewer and Download Platform (Elevation and Hydrography)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Allows visualization and download of topographic base maps and includes a Natural Hazards viewing tool to show hazards-related information for earthquakes, floods, wildfires and weather. Provides visualization of hazard areas and the National Elevation Dataset (NED) provides raw GIS data for use in...
  • Natural Hazards Mission Area
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Responsible for coordinating USGS response following disasters and overseeing the bureau's emergency management activities. Coordinates long-term planning to incorporate hazard science into many other program across the bureau, including floods, hurricanes, severe storms, and wildfires.
  • Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast Viewer
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Total water level (TWL) at the shoreline is the combination of tides, surge, and wave runup. A forecast of TWL is an estimate of the elevation where the ocean will meet the coast and can provide guidance on potential coastal erosion and flooding hazards.
  • USGS Coastal Change Hazards
    U.S. Geological Survey
    CCH is a program focus led and executed by a community of USGS scientists, technicians, and communicators working together to develop advanced capabilities to observe, understand, and forecast changes to the Nation’s coast with immediate and long-term applications.
  • USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Interactive on-line tool that provides information about historical or future coastal change hazards. Includes analysis of potential storm impacts for Atlantic and Gulf coasts; analysis of historical shoreline changes along open-ocean, sandy shores of the coterminous United States and parts of...
  • USGS Flood Event Viewer
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Switchboard compilation of flood data and science reports for a variety of users and uses.
  • USGS Flood Information
    U.S. Geological Survey
    The USGS collects flood data and conducts targeted flood science to help federal, State, and local agencies, decision makers, and the public before, during, and after a flood. Our efforts provide situational awareness, drive predictive models, inform infrastructure design and operation, undergird...
  • USGS Flood-Inundation Mapping Program
    U.S. Geological Survey
    A portal for 150 flood-inundation map libraries developed by the USGS or furnished to the USGS from cooperating agencies (https://fim.wim.usgs.gov/fim/). The associated FIM Toolbox contains comprehensive information on the Flood Inundation Mapping program, including how to develop a flood inundation...
  • USGS National Water-Information Systems (NWIS)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Provides instantaneous and daily value data, monthly and annual statistics, and annual peak flows.
  • USGS PeakFQ and National Flood-Peak Flow Data
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Software that implements federal Guidelines for Flood-Frequency Analysis on USGS records of peak flood flows.
  • USGS Rapidly Deployable Networks
    U.S. Geological Survey
    In addition to long-term stream gages, the USGS hosts a cache of various sensors that can be deployed during a high-water event. These include temporary gages (transmitting), water level sensors (non-transmitting), wave sensors, meteorological stations, and others.
  • USGS Storm-tide Program
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Program for deploying temporary water-level monitoring equipment immediately before or after a storm.
  • USGS StreamStats
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Drainage-area delineations, basin characteristics, and streamflow statistics for gaged/ungaged locations, as well as other tools.
  • USGS Water Mission Area
    U.S. Geological Survey
    The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.
  • USGS WaterAlert
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Provides customized water texts and email notices whenever water conditions (streamflow, stage, and groundwater levels and water-quality conditions) meet user-defined thresholds.
  • USGS WaterNow
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Responds to text message containing USGS station number with current site conditions for user selected site.
  • USGS WaterWatch
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Maps and graphics that summarize current streamflow conditions and permits comparisons with past flood and drought flows and flow statistics.

 

 

 

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