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Report of the Floodplain Management Forum

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The Floodplain Management Forum was held on June 8, 2000, in Washington, DC. A diverse group of floodplain management experts participated in the Forum and discussed the future of floodplain management in the United States. The Forum is part of a continuing process to increase the public dialog and develop strategies that better protect and enhance our Nation's floodplains and reduce the costs of flood disasters. This report captures the major themes that were presented by the participants during the Forum. The themes present a challenge not only to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Federal agencies but also to State governments, community officials, and individual citizens.