Fifth Meeting of the Hampton Roads
Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum

Addressing Current and Future Vulnerability Through Floodplain Management

March 28, 2014

Workshops | Overview

The 5th Meeting of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum took place on March 28, 2014 at the Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room, 4320 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529

The Forum is a continuing series of meetings bringing together stakeholders in the Hampton Roads region to discuss solutions and best practices for adapting to sea level rise and increased flooding. This project is a collaboration among Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

Friday, March 28, 2014

0830 - 0900:Registration and Networking w/Coffee
0900 - 0915:Opening Remarks and Introductions — Larry Atkinson, Old Dominion University Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) and Ben McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
0915 - 1030:FEMA Region III Update on Floodplain Mapping and Changes to the NFIP — Robin Danforth, FEMA Region III (presentation)
1030 - 1045:Coffee Break
1045 - 1200:Local Panel on Floodplain Management Ordinances, featuring representatives from Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach
  • Floodplain Management Ordinance: Virginia Beach — Whitney McNamara (presentation)
1200 - 1300:Lunch
1300 - 1400:Community Rating System — Shannon Hulst, Wetlands Watch (presentation)
1400 - 1415:Coffee Break
1415 - 1500:Discussion on Moving Forward, featuring updates from the Recurrent Flooding Sub-Panel, ODU, and HRPDC

For more information please contact Liz Smith, ODU CCSLRI Coordinator, exsmith at