The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Base Map Inputs for Floodplain Mapping
Dates:
Wed, Jan 31, 2007   138 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies


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Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 – 1:00 p.m.
138 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.


on


Base Map Inputs for Floodplain Mapping


by

Dr. David R. Maidment, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and Director, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, and Chair, Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

Dr. David F. Maune, Senior Project Manager, Dewberry and Davis, Fairfax, Virginia; Colonel, U.S. Army, retired; and Member, Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

and

Ms. Karen Schuckman, Geospatial Technology Leader, URS Corporation, Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Member, Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

This new report from the National Academies assesses technologies being used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replace paper maps of floodplains with digital ones. The report also looks at whether alternative technologies would enhance the maps, which form the basis for flood insurance programs.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 1, 2007 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.