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Fourth Biennial Levee and Flood Protection Forum: Fighting through a Flood of Federal Changes

March 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CT

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Levee & Flood Protection 

Levee owner/operators are already feeling the pressure of new and changing requirements across Federal agency programs, and more are on the way. Husch Blackwell’s Levee & Flood Protection practice, the bi-partisan government relations team from Husch Blackwell Strategies and levee owner/operators invite you to a virtual update on the changes occurring in Federal programs that have implications for levee districts or those in levee-protected areas.


  • View from The Hill: changes, new priorities, some old threats
  • A local perspective on Federal treatment of levees
  • WRDA 2020: what it says about levees

From our multi-state team you’ll hear about what’s up in Washington, DC, with respect to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and congressional committees of jurisdiction; get a glimpse from local owner/operators into how levees are being treated in various federal programs; learn what’s in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020; and the long-arm reach of levee safety.




Washington, DC:

Who Should Attend
Levee owner/operators, board members, legal counsel, advisors and consultants.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit, and has been approved by Fort Bend County Drainage District for 1.5 hours of Levee Education Credit.

A certificate will be provided for self-reporting in other industries.

Questions? Contact Emily Schumacher at 816.983.8776.


Karin M. Jacoby, P.E.

Senior Counsel

David R. Human


Katharine D. David

Office Managing Partner

Kyle J. Gilster

Office Managing Partner