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Levee and Flood Protection Forum: Navigating the Change

June 26, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Levee & Flood Protection 

A new approach to flood risk management is taking hold, with some changes to roles and responsibilities having occurred and others under consideration. What might that mean for Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) and owners/operators of levees and drainage facilities? Consultants and others who work to protect communities from flooding? What lies ahead for federal agencies? Private property owners? Land developers?

Join Husch Blackwell and Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts for a discussion on reducing flood risk, resources to do so, the evolving federal regulatory framework and its implications, and tools to help navigate current and future change.


  • Overview of levee and flood protection issues   
  • Public policy and government affairs – federal and state
  • Financing infrastructure – building, improving, and operations and maintenance
  • Section 408 and the federal regulatory framework
  • Land acquisition

Date and Time
Monday, June 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Program
11:30 a.m. – Lunch 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
Alumni Room
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

David Human, Partner, Levee & Flood Protection Group Leader, St. Louis, MO
Kyle Gilster, Office Managing Partner, Washington, DC
Karin Jacoby, P.E., Attorney, Kansas City, MO
Brent Meyer, Attorney, Omaha, NE
Steve Grasz, Attorney, Omaha, NE
Tim Gay, Government Affairs and Public Policy Advisor, Omaha, NE   

Who Should Attend
NRD directors, owners/operators of levees and drainage facilities, board members, managers, superintendents, legal counsel, advisors, consultants and engineers   

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Missouri and Nebraska continuing legal education credit.  

Contact Marissa Ray at 414.978.5428.


Kyle J. Gilster

Office Managing Partner

David R. Human


Karin M. Jacoby, P.E.

Senior Counsel

Brent A. Meyer