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Building California Coastal Communities’ Climate Change Adaptation Capacity

To equip local communities with the capacity to adapt to coastal flood hazards induced by climate change, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) collaborated with the California Ocean Science Trust (OST) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) on a two-year pilot study. More information...

Upcoming Certified Floodplain Manager Exams

Twice a year, the Department of Water Resources organizes the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager Exam. Exam information and study materials are now available.

The Floodplain Management Branch administers programs aimed at reducing the threat of loss of life and damage to property through the encouragement and use of nonstructural alternatives and practices. The Branch coordinates with Federal, State and local agencies and provides planning assistance to State agencies on the placement of their facilities and conducting their programs to minimize the risk of flood loss and damage. The Branch coordinates all activities related to the State's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program; and facilitates problem resolution of California communities' compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program. The Branch Chief is designated as State Coordinator for National Flood Insurance Program.

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