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These web pages present a history of the work of the National Committee on Levee Safety, including a record of meetings, workshops, information sessions, and testimony before Congress.

Feedback on the National Levee Safety Program

Since April 2010, the National Committee on Levee Safety has held nine regional stakeholder workshops, one meeting with the Review Team that was assembled to provide initial feedback on the Committee's recommendations, and one informational webinar for Tribes. These workshops have allowed NCLS members to more broadly share their recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program and exchange in a fruitful exchange of ideas.

One of the primary benefits of these regional workshops is the opportunity to enrich the feedback on the Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program. Input was solicited from mixed groups of elected officials, flood risk managers, levee owners/operators, environmental interests, tribes and emergency managers and other interested parties.

The NCLS has developed a summary of key feedback themes for its reference as it works to further refine recommendations and consider their implementation.

The feedback gathered to date shows that numerous stakeholders support the recommendations of the NCLS. There is also significant interest in clarifying the ideas in the recommendations and tailoring them to achieve the highest degree of effectiveness.

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IL, April 15, 2011 -- Flood Insurance: The Best Defense Against Rising Waters. Photo: Mike Moore/FEMA.