FEMA is seeking ways to engage communities about risk awareness and to build hazard mitigation into local plans and policies. CHARM is helping these communities have that conversation. CHARM workshops have been held in twenty counties, attracting over 760 stakeholders representing more than two dozens of communities and organizations. More Texas counties are on deck for Resiliency Workshops in 2019. (more info)
CHARM Discovery workshops (LAN/HCFCD)
In November, a flood risk mapping workshop was held in Harris and Chambers counties, developed with LAN Engineering and the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The mapping exercise focusing on three watersheds- Cedar bayou, Jackson bayou, and Luce bayou.
Community Resilience Index Pilot
Community Resilience Index-CHARM workshop was held in Santa Rosa, FL in partnership with FL and LA Sea Grant programs.
No Adverse Impact
ASFPM is working to help communities and professionals improve development practices through the framework of No Adverse Impact. As part of a day-long continuing education workshop in Biloxi, Mississippi, CHARM data was used to spin out a new exercise specifically for Biloxi. Local stakeholders collaborated to think about growth, hazards, and community needs while utilizing FEMA’s Risk Map data and other local data sets. (more info)
The Texas Citizen Planner Program is a planning education program for local officials and staff. After eight classes instructed by leaders in their field, CHARM was utilized as an interactive exercise for Citizen Planners to put their new knowledge to use. (view website)
The Galveston Bay Estuary Program in partnership with the Texas Coastal Watershed Program utilized CHARM in a watershed protection plan to identify non-point source (NPS) loading in the Highland Bayou Watershed in Galveston County. The grid’s baseline data along with assumptions for pollution loading rates and other values allowed the project team to quickly update NPS loading in the watershed. (more info)