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Capital Area Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop

An Exercise in Collaborating & Sharing Resources for Community Resiliency

 Capital Area Council of Governments

 6800 Burleson Road #165 Building 310, Austin, TX

July 16, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Desired Outcomes

  • Gather information from each Federal/State/Local Partner regarding roles and responsibilities
  • Identify interagency linkages needed to support the development of the baseline outline for a Regional Flood Management Plan.
  • Identify information gaps and determine what water-resources related projects and activities are in process.
  • Develop an Informational Roadmap that can support preparation of a draft Regional Flood Management Plan.
  • Review data/resources and tools available to Texas counties and communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey in flood management planning and other identified projects.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                              Registration

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.             Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review – Bill Honker, Facilitator

Review Meeting Purpose, Process and Desired Outcomes - Adele Cardenas Malott, P.E., US EPA Region 6 

                                             Jurisdictional ReviewWho has authority where, when it comes to Regional Flood Management Planning?  Partners will explain their organizational role in Flood Management Planning, including jurisdictional limitations, and describe available resources.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.          Break

10:15 a.m. – Noon           Flood Management Plan Road Map - Group ExerciseBill Honker, Facilitator

  1. What are the Goals and Objectives of a Regional Flood Management Plan?
  2. What Regional Flood Management Challenges & Constraints Exist?
  3. What Plans, Systems and Resources already are in place?
    1. Transportation?
    2. Watershed?
    3. Land Resources - Integration of agricultural, recreation, habitat restoration elements?
    4. Structural/Operational?
    5. Funding/Investment?
  4.  What additional resources are needed?
  5.  What other Stakeholders need to Partner?
  6.  Where is Collaboration occurring? Where can it be enhanced?

Noon – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.               Data/Resource Tool Information Sharing Workshop - Alan Johnson, FEMA; Jonathan Brazzell, NOAA; USGS (TBD)

                                             Demonstrations by Federal Partners on what is available and how local communities can use what is accessible today. This will include presentations and discussions on how these resources and tools can be applied by rebuilt teams to community planning activities; what data sets are available; and how to determine what data sets are missing and need to be added to data gap studies.  Flood managers, stormwater managers/staff, and local officials are especially encouraged to participate in the discussion.

                                             (A Short Break Will Occur Between Presenters)

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.               Workshop Wrap-up & Next Steps Adele Cardenas Malott, EPA


We would like to CONGRADULATE Chuck Todd, with the City of Heath for being the newest awarded Life Membership in American Public Works Association.

Congratulations Mr. Chuck Todd for your long commitment to APWA and the Texas Chapter. 

How Life Membership is awarded, to members who have:

         Continuous membership for 30 years or;

         Continuous membership for 20 years and age 70 or;

         Continuous membership for 20 years, age 65, and fully retired from active service.


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