Flood and Drought Management


Proactive Flood and Drought Management: A Selection of Applied Strategies & Lessons Learned from around the United States


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The newest report in an ongoing series from the AWRA Policy Committee, makes several policy recommendations on flood and drought management.

More than ever, proactive and collaborative management of flood and drought is necessary to prepare for likely events and to keep communities resilient in future disasters. The case studies in this collection are both unusual and outstanding in their success at integrating flood control or drought mitigation with other water resources objectives. Case studies included are:

Flood Management:

  • The Chehalis River Basin in Washington
  • The Miami Conservancy District in Ohio
  • Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Nashville, Tennessee

Drought Management:

  • The San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • The State of Hawaii's Drought Plan
  • Lone Chimney Water Association, OK

Flood and Drought Policy Report Webinar Series

Webinars may be accessed individually or as a set.

AWRA Member Access: $0.00. Email Christine@awra.org for FREE access to the complete IWRM Webinar Series Archive

Non-Member Fee Options:

  • $165 - Join AWRA and receive the complete Flood/Drought Webinar Series Archive for FREE.
  • $60 - Purchase the complete Flood/Drought Series Archive for $140.00 (All 3 webinars for the price of 5!)
  • $25 - Purchase individual webinars from the series for $25.00 each.


Webinar 1: Overview of the Flood and Drought Policy Report

Presenters: Brenda Bateman - Lauren Dennis - Don Duke - Wayne Wright (alpha order)
Moderator: Michael Campana

Webinar 2: Floods - Easton, PA and Miami Conservancy District
Becky Bradley, Kurt Rinehart

Webinar 3: Droughts - San Antonio, TX, State of Hawaii, National Drought Mitigation Center
Neal Fujii, Karen Guz, Michael Hayes