Wed June 1 - Benefit Cost Analysis Tools for Drought and Ecosystem Services: Webinar

Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities Updates

In September 2015, FEMA released three new activities eligible for the HMA programs: Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Floodplain and Stream Restoration, and Flood Diversion and Storage, known as the Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities (CRMA). FEMA has developed BCA tools to calculate benefits for drought mitigation and/or ecosystem services for mitigation projects

Benefit Cost Analysis Tools for Drought and Ecosystem Services: Webinar

FEMA is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m Eastern time for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) stakeholders related to newly developed Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) tools for drought and ecosystem services. These tools were developed to support FEMA’s effort on Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance webinars are for public officials and practitioners beginning to implement Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities, as well as for those looking to enhance established programs.

In this webinar, FEMA staff will provide an overview and demonstration of the new tools, listed below:

  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery BCA Tool
  • Ecosystem Service Benefits Calculator
  • Supplemental BCA Guidance for Floodwater Diversion and Storage Projects
  • Supplemental BCA Guidance for Floodplain and Stream Restoration Projects

The CRMA are a high priority in the Fiscal Year 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation competitive grant program.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016  2 p.m.


Call-in Number: 1-800-320-4330 PIN 445008#

Closed Captioning will be provided in ADOBE Connect, or can be accessed at: and input your event confirmation number, 2944865 

Materials Available from Previous Webinars

FEMA hosted four (4) Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities (CRMA) webinars for Hazard Mitigation Assistance stakeholders related to recently published guidance on Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities.  The purpose of the webinars was to 1) explain the context and purpose of the CRMA initiative, 2) provide an overview of the CRMA project types, 3) present case studies, and 4) outline further implementation tools and technical guidance to be published this spring.

The webinar slide deck has been posted and is available for distribution.