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Upcoming webinar offers community planners information to help reduce risk in times of drought

September 6, 2019

Learn about federal funding initiatives designed to reduce risk to drought and cascading hazards during a free Sept. 18 webinar hosted by the American Planning Association.

On Sept. 18, the American Planning Association (APA) is hosting a free webinar on federal funding initiatives designed to reduce risk to drought and cascading hazards.

Titled “Federal Drought Mitigation Initiatives, Tools, and Resources to Reduce Risk,” the webinar will provide participants with information about planning and funding resources that can lessen the impact of drought once it strikes, and better prepare for drought before it arrives. The panelists on the webinar include Bureau of Reclamation drought coordinator Darion Mayhorn, Federal Emergency Management Agency senior policy specialist Nicole LaRosa and APA hazards planning manager Shannon Burke, who will moderate the discussion.

Together, the three will discuss:

•    how to use planning tools in a way that addresses drought impacts, 
•    funding and other resources that communities can use to help to enhance drought mitigation actions, 
•    drought contingency planning that addresses water resources, and 
•    methods to incorporate green infrastructure in mitigation projects. 

The webinar runs from 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Central on Sept. 18. To register for the free webinar, follow the link: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1656814890522063117