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Floodplain Management Master’s Program Launched by University of Washington

Posted on March 17, 2015

More than 22,000 communities have identified flood risk as a serious problem

More than 22,000 communities have identified flood risk as a serious problem, and flooding is the costliest natural disaster threat in the United States. As the impacts on the built environment continue to increase, and as global climate change intensifies these effects, the demand for experienced floodplain management professionals is only going to grow.

With the damages and costs of flooding increasing and recognizing the growing need for professionals trained to meet this growing challenge, the University of Washington working with the University of Hawaii’s National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) has launched a master’s degree option in Floodplain Management.

The program builds on various aspects of flooding issues; engineering, geology, geography, planning, and offers a comprehensive body of knowledge and direction in floodplain management. Embedded into the curriculum are several NDPTC courses.

“As communities cope with their risk, more jobs are being generated, and this program will prepare professionals to fill those positions.” said Bob Freitag, director of the program and instructor for UW and NDPTC.

For more information contact UW Professional & Continuing Education ( classes begin in summer 2015. 

To see flyer, click here.