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Levee and Flood Protection Forum: The Changing Landscape

August 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Levee & Flood Protection 

The flood risk management approach has taken hold; with that, roles and responsibilities are changing.

What lies ahead for federal agencies? Private property owners? Land developers? Levee and drainage districts? Consultants and others working to protect communities from flooding?

Join Husch Blackwell attorneys and industry professionals for a discussion on efforts to reduce flood risk, the developing regulatory framework and its implications, and resources to help navigate change.

Hear from federal agencies, stakeholders and attorneys.  We are honored to have as a special guest U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, ranking member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee.

  • E.O. 13690 - Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
  • Proposed rule for PL 84-99 rehabilitation and inspection program
  • EPA / USACE “Waters of the U.S.” rule and implications
  • 2017 reauthorization of the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program
  • Meeting current and emerging financial challenges

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Forum and panel discussion
Lunch provided 

Husch Blackwell
4801 Main Street
Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64112


  • U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II
  • Jennifer Switzer, Chief, Planning Section, USACE
  • Glen Bellew, Chief, Geotechnical Design and Dam Safety Section, USACE
  • Jud Kneuvean, Chief, Emergency Management Branch, USACE
  • Richard Leonard, Chief, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA
  • Andre McDonald, President, Fort Bend (TX) Flood Management Association
  • Tom Waters, Chairman, Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association
  • Lynda Hoffman, President, Missouri and Associated Rivers Coalition (MOARC)
  • David Human, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Karin Jacoby, Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

This event is complimentary; however, registration is required by August 5.

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.

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Kyle J. Gilster

Office Managing Partner

David R. Human


Karin M. Jacoby, P.E.

Senior Counsel