The Corps established the Flood Risk Management Program in May of 2006 for two primary purposes. First, the Program aims to work across Corps programs and policies toward reducing and managing flood risk, including: the appropriate use of levees and floodwalls including resiliency features; promoting alternatives to or replacement of levees and floodwalls when other approaches (e.g., land acquisition, flood proofing, etc.) reduce the risk of loss of life, reduce long-term economic damages to the public and private sector, and improve the natural environment. Second, the Corps is working to convene and facilitate dialogue at all levels of government and with other key interests (e.g. associations, private sector) to develop a national vision for flood risk management.
Specifically, the Corps Flood Risk Management Program:
The Corps FRM Program is under the executive direction of the Chief, Office of Homeland Security and supported by senior executive oversight by the Chiefs of Planning, Operations and Regulatory, and Engineering and Construction. See attached organizational chart (pdf, 24 KB) for more information.
The FRM Program operates as a matrix organization, providing a facilitative role to other Corps programs and communities of practice in coordinating and aligning activities and initiatives to provide a holistic, synchronized approach to flood risk management supported by the following:
WHAT OTHER KEY PROGRAMS AND EXPERTISE DOES THE USACE HAVE TO ASSIST IN MANAGING FLOOD RISK?
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USACE PROGRAMS RELATED TO FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT
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