Floods, Floodplains and Introduction to Floodplain Management
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Floodplain identification and terminology
   Flood hazards and flood risks
   Three basic types of flooding (and other “unique” types)
   Floodplains, floodways, and coastal conditions: impact on development
   Why floodplain management matters
   Objectives & purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
   Evolution of the NFIP and its components

Flood Maps and Flood Zones
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT

   Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) contents and development
      • Understanding flood zone designations
      • Approaches to mapping floodplains
      • Components of flood maps
      • Digital mapping
      • Map Modernization and Risk MAP
   Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Reports
   Impacts of flood zone designations and mapping
   Understanding, distinguishing between, and requesting
   Letters of Map Change (LOMC)

Elevations in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Floodplain Regulation
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Elevations in the NFIP
   The impact of elevations in the NFIP
      • Sources of elevation
      • The role of Elevation Certificates in the NFIP and related technical guidance        
      • Federal, state, and local floodplain regulation
   Federal NFIP regulations: where, what, and why
      • Effects of regulations and legislation on building construction and improvement
      • The role of lenders in the NFIP
      • State and local roles in regulating floodplain development
      • The role of advisory elevation and mapping data

Practical Floodplain Management
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT

   Technical guidance and advisory documents
   Floodplain management approaches and techniques
   Preparing for resiliency
   Planning for future conditions

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      6.5 HSW Contact Hours

      6.0 HSW LUs

      6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the HEC-RAS Webinar Series. The International Code Council has approved the NFPA 101 Series webinars and is evaluating the NEC: A Solar Photovoltaic System Perspective webinars (approval pending). Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM, CFS

President and Owner of Cadastral Consulting, LLC

Ms. Lathrop is licensed as a professional land surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and as a professional planner in New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Ms. Lathrop is also a certified floodplain manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM) and a Certified Floodplain Surveyor through the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors. A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, she has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Ms. Lathrop has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. She is a contributing editor for The American Surveyor magazine, and she has four articles included in the American Bar Association’s text, Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. She and Stephen V. Estopinal, PLS, PE co–authored a book titled Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions: Composition, Construction, and Comprehension, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2011. She is also on the faculty of GeoLearn, a web-based educational provider. Ms. Lathrop is a past president of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors and of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, and she has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Geodetic Surveying.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Floods, Floodplains and Introduction to Floodplain Management

Floods, Floodplains and Introduction to Floodplain Management

October 18, 2017 Webinar Wendy Lathrop
Flood Maps and Flood Insurance for Building Professionals

Flood Maps and Flood Insurance for Building Professionals

October 18, 2017 Webinar Wendy Lathrop
Practical Floodplain Management

Practical Floodplain Management

October 19, 2017 Webinar Wendy Lathrop