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Flood Control and Storm Water Issues and the Law

Storm water and flooding comprise major and growing risks to cities, transportation systems, people, and the environment.Flooding has long been the major cause of property damage, and recent catastrophes such as hurricanes Matthew, Sandy and Katrina have exacerbated the total losses and created chain effects in the economy. While storm water control was considered a drainage issue in the past, it has expanded to include regulation under the Clean Water Act, and new fees have caused conflicts in many local areas. Laws governing storm water and flooding are evolving from simple doctrines to more complex sets of statutes and cases to respond to a growing nation under threats of climate change, sea level rise, and added regulations. The Federal Flood Insurance Program has operated for 40 years and is being revamped to overcome losses from recent catastrophic events. Local governments are faced with many responsibilities, which must be financed by ratepayers. Homeowners are often left in quandaries as to how to protect themselves against risk and losses. These realities of storm water and flooding create an environment of need for programs and professional services for individuals, governments and businesses. You will learn basic concepts of storm water and flooding, and how risks are increased by decisions of individuals, businesses and governments. The legal aspects of storm water and flooding will be explained through doctrines, statutes, and cases. How governments organize responses and programs will be explained, and you will be alerted to trends and issues to be faced in the near future.


Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Overview: Storm Water and Flooding as Excess Water Management

Responsibilities and Liabilities for Damage Prevention

Storm Water and Flood Control

  • Legal Doctrines, Theories, and Practices
  • Government Levels and Responsibilities

Organization and Finance of Storm Water Programs

Storm Water

  • Flood Industries and Interest Groups
  • Clean Water Act
  • Land Development and LID
  • Management Trends and Emerging Issues

History of Major Flood Disasters and Chronology of Responses

Flood Insurance

  • Program: Functions, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Current Politics: Dilemma of Rising Rates

Recent Large Scale Flooding: Examples From Major Events Like Matthew, Sandy and Katrina

Property Damage and Liability

Floods, Wildfires and Natural Disasters; Types of Floods

Storm Water, Flooding, and Transportation Systems

Flood Control Dams and Risks, Dam Safety

Quantification of Damages and Loss Mitigation, Including Social Losses and Victims

Emergency Management

Future Issues and Challenges: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

Flood Science, Models and Predictions

Selected Cases: Brief Discussion

New Thinking About Flood Control and Mitigation and Suggested Further Information

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Professor Neil S. Grigg

Professor Neil S. Grigg

Colorado State University

  • Professor and former head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University
  • Has directed state water research institutes in Colorado and North Carolina
  • Completed research projects on storm water, flood control, surviving disasters, risk assessment and water utility management
  • Has been a state regulator of water resources and quality as director of environmental management, State of North Carolina
  • Chaired Corps of Engineers flood assessment committee for Missouri River flooding in 2011
  • Has been expert witness for flood lawsuits and urban consultant for storm water programs
  • Teaches graduate courses at Colorado State University on pipeline engineering and hydraulics, water resources management and infrastructure management
  • Writer of Water and Sewer Infrastructure Management (second edition) and about a dozen other books on water and infrastructure engineering and management
  • Was co-founder and principal of Sellards & Grigg Inc., a Denver firm and participated in urban projects involving water supply, storm water and public works
  • Life member and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, life member of the American Water Works Association and American Public Works Association (board of directors, 1992 to 1995) and former president of Fort Collins Water Board
  • Appointed by U.S. Supreme Court as River Master of the Pecos River (1988 to present)
  • Ph.D. degree in hydraulic engineering, Colorado State; M.S. degree in hydraulic/structural engineering, Auburn University; B.S. degree in engineering, U.S. Military Academy
  • Can be contacted at 970-491-3369 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 399717
Published 2017
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