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New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association

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Stay Informed

The Association publishes a newsletter to inform its membership on issues of general interest.  Topics include legislation affecting floodplain and stormwater management, local activities, hazard mitigation, new state and federal programs, publications, best practices, lessons learned and upcoming conferences.

Professional Development

Each year, the Association sponsors a 3-day conference, providing members with training opportunities in the field of floodplain and stormwater management.  Experts in the field are invited to speak on a variety of issues including floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, map revisions, map amendments, state permits, stream preservation, stormwater detention and retention, wetlands, and erosion control.  The Association also sponsors other training or information sessions throughout the year.

Speaking with One Voice

NYSFSMA members gain the ability to exchange ideas and best practices, discuss and communicate a uniform position on current concerns, local programs, and other issues impacting floodplain and stormwater management.  NYSFSMA unified positions are formed through formal and informal discussions held during committee meetings as well as during the annual meeting.

Gain National Perspective

NYSFSMA is a state chapter of the national Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).  ASFPM is the nation's most respected voice in floodplain management and related issues, and works with its 35 chapters to ensure that chapter voices are heard on the national level.

"Members Only" Website Access

Access to documents, links, training and publications shared within the organization.  Discuss ideas and issues in our Forums section.  Access our membership directory and email.  Join one of the Committees to help shape our field.