Education is an important tool to increase the capacity of local government officials for community flood adaptation. To address flood adaptation and post-flood stream management in municipalities, Cornell Cooperative Extension and collaborators developed an educational program to increase municipal officials' knowledge about how to work effectively in streams after a flood. Overall, the program significantly increased knowledge of stream science, post-flood stream response, and structural techniques. To increase the effectiveness of the programs, future workshops should strive to increase participant knowledge retention over time and actively recruit participants with a low level of starting knowledge of streams and flooding.
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Gary, G., Allred, S., & LoGiudice, E. (2014). An Extension Education Program to Help Local Governments with Flood Adaptation. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 19. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.04.19