No Adverse Impact Legal Guide for Flood Risk Management

As we see continued increases in flood losses and more frequent heavy precipitation events, communities increasingly understand the need for higher standards in floodplain management to increase resilience. Download the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)’s new No Adverse Impact (NAI) Legal Guide for Floodplain Management, which provides legal resources to inform communities who design, implement, and defend No Adverse Impact® higher standards for flood risk management.

Florida Sea Grant’s Coastal Planning Specialist and attorney Thomas Ruppert was coauthor of the legal analysis for the much-needed guide, which helps communities understand, anticipate, and manage legal issues that can arise when a community implements activities that enhance flood resilience and floodplain stewardship.

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cover of the No Adverse Impact Legal Guide