Conference Call for National Dam Safety Awareness Day

Intergovernmental Affairs Invitation

May 31, 2018 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, a day to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility for dam safety, as well as to provide dam owners, nearby residents, and emergency managers with information about what steps can be taken to reduce the impacts of catastrophic dam incidents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Dam Safety Program Senior Technical and Policy Advisor James Demby, will host a conference call with officials to discuss aspects of the National Dam Safety Program, as well as communication and coordination between dam owners/operators and emergency management authorities responsible for warning and evacuating the public. The dial-in information and the specific audience for the call are indicated below:


  • Date:                                       Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Time:                                       2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Call-In #:                                 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Passcode:              196443

For more than 30 years, the federal government has worked to protect Americans from dam failure through the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP). The NDSP is a partnership of states, federal agencies, and other stakeholders, to encourage and promote the establishment and maintenance of effective Federal and state dam safety programs to reduce the risks to human life, property, and the environment from dam related hazards.

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at

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APRIL 30 CERC Webinar: “Making LiDAR Work For You”

Please log on Monday, April 30, at 1 p.m. ET, for a live, one-hour CERC webinar, “Making LiDAR Work For You.” Leslie Durham, PE, of Atlantic and Resilience Action Partners will walk us through the possibilities of high-resolution data to reshape our expectations about LiDAR collection. We’ll also hear how this feature-rich data can impact FEMA and community-level programs beyond flood mapping. (See the attached flier for more details.)
On April 30, please click (or copy and paste) the link below to join the webinar:
For audio, call 571-209-6390; access code: 991 323 734#
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Join us! FEMA’s Resilient Nation Partnership Network will convene for the second Lunch and Learn of 2018

When: Tuesday, April 10 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: Ogilvy Washington
Host: The Union of Concerned Scientists
Topic: “When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of U.S. Coastal Communities?”
Communities and nations of the 21st century face a great challenge: to protect people from the harm caused by an increasingly volatile climate. The damaging impacts of climate change will grow as the climate changes and adaptation fails to keep pace, unless societies take steps to increase their resilience through aggressive action on both climate mitigation and adaptation. This report from the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights 15 principles for decision makers to use to prioritize investments in climate change adaptation.
Bring your lunch, mingle with partners and representatives from FEMA, and join us for an hour of learning. Refreshments will be provided.
Ogilvy Washington
1111 19th Street NW | Floor 3
Washington, DC 20036
Seats are limited, so please remember to reserve your spot ASAP by emailing Alise Murawski at Walk-ins may or may not be accommodated due to space limitations. Refreshments will be provided.
Please reach out to Peter Herrick, Jr. ( with questions.