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The North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers now offers regular webinars on current topics in floodplain management. Please see below for transcripts and/or slides from the past webinars.

TOPIC: Planning for Future Hazards
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Led by Timothy J. Trautman, PE, CFM, Engineering & Mitigation Program Manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.

DESCRIPTION: This webinar will discuss floodplain management strategies aimed at reducing future damage from flooding. In recent years many North Carolina communities have been severely impacted by flooding on multiple occasions. Floods will come again to all NC communities. The only question is how much more or LESS damage will happen in your community the next time. In this webinar we will discuss planning and recovery strategies aimed at short term and long term risk reduction. In addition, we’ll discuss how setting a floodplain management vision, in partnership with local stakeholders, will lead to long term resilience.

Click here to view slides (pdf file)

Resources from Previous Webinars

July 10, 2018
   Dan Brubaker, PE, CFM (NC Emergency Management)
   "Floodplain Management Regulations" Click here to view slides (pdf file)

October 5, 2018
   Jerry Snead, PE, CFM (NC Department of Transportation)
    "NCDOT and NCFMP CollaborationClick here to view slides (pdf file)

The North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers (NCAFPM) is pleased to announce its academic scholarship program for 2019. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on the materials submitted with the application package. This is a one-time award for the selected applicants. Interested college students should review the eligibility requirements and submittals requested on the application materials (scholarship application and reference form) that can be downloaded from below.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Minimum of GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Be a current undergraduate student in a two- or four-year degree program at a college or university within the State of North Carolina, and within a program related to the disciplines of floodplain management (hydrology and storm water, engineering, planning and zoning, coastal management, hazard mitigation, emergency management, surveying, GIS and mapping, etc.)

NCAFPM strongly encourages application submissions by students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with a baccalaureate degree program, as well as by students enrolled at a technical community college with an associate degree program.

The scholarship application and reference form can be downloaded from below.  Submit all application materials electronically to the email address ncafpm-scholarships@ncafpm.org.  All application documents must be submitted and received electronically by January 31, 2019.

NCAFPM Scholarship Application
NCAFPM Scholarship Reference Letter

Elevation Certificate Training Offered Online for Surveyors
Certifying building elevations on the Elevation Certificate is a lot easier, thanks to a web-based training module developed for land surveyors, engineers, and architects. The Surveyor's Guide to the Elevation Certificate is a tutorial available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) web site hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Located at http://training.nfipstat.com/ecsurveyor/ the NFIP web site provides a wide range of information about all aspects of floodplain management and flood insurance.

See the CERTIFICATION page for additional information on CFM training/review courses.