Presentation Abstract

In 2011, the Puget Sound Partnership created a floodplain recovery goal and embraced an integrated, multi-benefit approach to addressing one of the most critical elements of Salish Sea recovery – mainstem river and estuary habitat restoration. The Floodplains by Design partnership was launched in 2012 to build the know-how, support and incentives to accelerate the adoption of integrated floodplain management approaches to advance floodplain recovery. This presentation will focus on the results of an intensive review and re-visioning process aimed at taking stock of what’s worked over the last 5 years and developing a roadmap for the next 5. Input has been garnered through interviews, online surveys and a large workshop with stakeholders, partners and leaders from across the region and representing a broad diversity of interests. The effort will culminate in a 5-year Plan to define what is to be accomplished over the next few years, and address how the partnership should be organized and funded. The goal is to build on the foundation that’s been laid and significantly increase our collective abilities to make floodplain communities and ecosystems more resilient. The presentation will include a mix of quantitative and qualitative results from the stakeholder/partner input process, a snapshot of key lessons learned relevant to local and regional practitioners, and an overview of the path forward as the region moves toward more holistic, collaborative, and resilient floodplain management.

Session Title

Building Resilient Floodplains through Regional Policy, Community-driven Solutions and Science: The Story of Integrated Floodplain Management

Keywords

Floodplains, Integrated planning

Conference Track

SSE1: Habitat Restoration and Protection

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE1-602

Start Date

5-4-2018 3:45 PM

End Date

5-4-2018 4:00 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

English

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Floodplains by Design: Advancing a new generation of holistic floodplain practices and projects

In 2011, the Puget Sound Partnership created a floodplain recovery goal and embraced an integrated, multi-benefit approach to addressing one of the most critical elements of Salish Sea recovery – mainstem river and estuary habitat restoration. The Floodplains by Design partnership was launched in 2012 to build the know-how, support and incentives to accelerate the adoption of integrated floodplain management approaches to advance floodplain recovery. This presentation will focus on the results of an intensive review and re-visioning process aimed at taking stock of what’s worked over the last 5 years and developing a roadmap for the next 5. Input has been garnered through interviews, online surveys and a large workshop with stakeholders, partners and leaders from across the region and representing a broad diversity of interests. The effort will culminate in a 5-year Plan to define what is to be accomplished over the next few years, and address how the partnership should be organized and funded. The goal is to build on the foundation that’s been laid and significantly increase our collective abilities to make floodplain communities and ecosystems more resilient. The presentation will include a mix of quantitative and qualitative results from the stakeholder/partner input process, a snapshot of key lessons learned relevant to local and regional practitioners, and an overview of the path forward as the region moves toward more holistic, collaborative, and resilient floodplain management.