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Floodplain Regulation: Development in Oregon & Washington Public Ports – Webinar Series

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A weekly four-part series on Mondays hosted by The Seminar Group – Legal and Professional Education
February 22, March 1, March 8, and March 15.

Development in shoreline areas over the past decade have been complicated by a variety of changing legal and environmental conditions. This conference will look at how shoreline development at public and private ports in Washington and Oregon is being impacted by changes in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as well as state and local regulations. In addition, we will examine how climate change –and in particular resiliency and adaptation– is impacting operations, planning and development at public and private ports.

Come hear about the latest developments in the laws and regulations controlling development at ports and in shoreline areas, including changes to the way that FEMA and other federal agencies are mapping floodplain areas, the evolving integration of the Endangered Species Act into the National Flood Insurance Program, climate change and resiliency and adaptation planning, and how Oregon and Washington are integrating these changes into their own local regulatory programs.

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SESSION THREE Monday, March 8, 2021, 2:00 PST

Smarter Floodplain Management: A Look to the Future
Natural floodplain functions; Community resiliency; Floodplains science and policy; Plans for Future Floodplain Management

Bob Carey, Strategic Partnerships Director
The Nature Conservancy

Teresa Jacobs, Asst. General Counsel
Port of Portland

Sara O’Brien, Executive Director
Willamette Partnership

Marie E. Quasius, Senior Port Counsel
Port of Seattle

Ankur K. Tohan
K&L Gates LLP


March 8
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm