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Presenter: Wendy Lathrop

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Seminar Location: Online

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Floods, Floodplains and Introduction to Floodplain Management
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Floodplain identification and terminology
   Flood hazards and flood risks
   Three basic types of flooding (and other “unique” types)
   Floodplains, floodways, and coastal conditions: impact on development
   Why floodplain management matters
   Objectives & purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
   Evolution of the NFIP and its components

Flood Maps and Flood Zones
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) contents and development
      • Understanding flood zone designations
      • Approaches to mapping floodplains
      • Components of flood maps
      • Digital mapping
      • Map Modernization and Risk MAP
   Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Reports
   Impacts of flood zone designations and mapping
   Understanding, distinguishing between, and requesting
   Letters of Map Change (LOMC)

Elevations in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Floodplain Regulation
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Elevations in the NFIP
      • The impact of elevations in the NFIP
      • Sources of elevation
      • The role of Elevation Certificates in the NFIP and related technical guidance        
   Federal, state, and local floodplain regulation
      • Federal NFIP regulations: where, what, and why
      • Effects of regulations and legislation on building construction and improvement
      • The role of lenders in the NFIP
      • State and local roles in regulating floodplain development
      • The role of advisory elevation and mapping data

Practical Floodplain Management
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Technical guidance and advisory documents
   Floodplain management approaches and techniques
   Preparing for resiliency
   Planning for future conditions

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Floodplain Managers

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
     6.0 CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

These webinars offer professional engineers and architects continuing education credits in all states that allow interactive online learning, except Florida architects. Each webinar listing indicates the number of continuing education credits that are available. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. Other states do not preapprove continuing education sponsors or courses. HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved by the American Institute of Architects as a continuing education provider (Sponsor No. J885). The Floodplain Mapping and Regulation webinars and the HEC-RAS webinars are approved by the Association of State Floodplain Mangers. See each listing for available CECs. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinars, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.


Wendy Lathrop

Cadastral Consulting LLC

Ms. Lathrop is president and owner of Cadastral Consulting. She is licensed as a professional land surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and as a professional planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Ms. Lathrop is also a certified floodplain manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, Ms. Lathrop has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. She is a contributing editor for The American Surveyor magazine, and has four articles included in the American Bar Association’s text, Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. She and Stephen V. Estopinal, PLS, PE, recently completed co–authoring a book entitled Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions: Composition, Construction, and Comprehension, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Ms. Lathrop is a past president of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors and of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, and she has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Geodetic Surveying.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.