Championing a regional approach to flood risk management

Levees and Fort Bend County

The sustainability of Fort Bend County (FBC) is intertwined with its levees. Over $20 billion in property investment and approximately 150,000 residents are protected by nearly 100 miles of levees. These levees are entirely locally constructed without any Federal funding. Each levee is operated and maintained under the oversight of a Levee Improvement District (LID). Each of the nearly 20 LIDs in FBC is run by its own set of directors. The County, the cities and the LIDs share the common goal of protecting their residents from flooding. The Fort Bend Flood Management Association serves as a forum where all stakeholders can collaborate towards this common regional purpose.

Upcoming Events

NWC’s Legislative Summit 

April 8-9, 2021

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Fourth Biennial Levee and Flood Protection Forum: Fighting through a Flood of Federal Changes

DATE CHANGED – Friday, March 12, 2021, Live Webinar | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. CST

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Levee owner/operators are already feeling the pressure of new and changing requirements across Federal agency programs, and more are on the way. Husch Blackwell’s Levee & Flood Protection practice, the bi-partisan government relations team from Husch Blackwell Strategies and levee owner/operators invite you to a virtual update on the changes occurring in Federal programs that have implications for levee districts or those in levee-protected areas.

Topics

  • Water Resources Development Act of 2020: Levee Related Provisions
  • US Army Corps of Engineers: Levee Safety Program Update and New Rules
  • FEMA: Federal Flood Standard and National Flood Insurance Program Outlook

Who Should Attend
Levee owner/operators, board members, legal counsel, advisors and consultants.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

A certificate will be provided for self-reporting in other industries.

Registration
This webinar is complimentary; however, registration is required. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

Questions? Contact Stacy Wooten at 314.345.6642.

Upcoming Meetings

May 14, 2021 at 12:00 Noon

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