ASFPM Commends Waters for Reducing Flood Risk

Tom Waters, vice president and principal program manager for the Global Water Business Group at CH2M Hill, was recently recognized with the award for Meritorious Achievement in Floodplain Management by the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM).

The award was presented at the 2009 ASFPM National Conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 11. It recognizes individuals, other than local officials, who have achieved success in a significant aspect of floodplain management. These efforts include, but are not limited to, education, government, policy, research, litigation, outreach, implementation or other actions that demonstrate the advancement of flood loss reduction within the nominee's professional realm.

Waters received the award for having “been a good ear to ASFPM leadership as he worked through water resource, environmental restoration, and flood risk management concerns,” and for having “the ability to move along issues for the best flood protection and flood loss reduction.”

“Working with local communities in unique environments to mitigate flood risks can be complicated but is always rewarding when we develop the right solution,” said Waters. “I look forward to continuing my work with ASFPM, CH2M Hill, and communities around the country.”

ASFPM represents the flood hazard specialists of local, state, and federal government, the research community, the insurance industry, and the fields of engineering, hydrologic forecasting, emergency response, water resources, and others. The group of professionals focuses on floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness, warning, recovery, and the National Flood Insurance Program.

After retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waters joined CH2M Hill and now serves on the ASFPM foundation board of trustees.

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