Revised 14 November 2013
Newsworthy…Nebraska Silver Jackets Team Merges Key Messages
With so many agencies involved with flood risk management, emergency response, and water resources, the number of flood risk messages available to the public can be overwhelming. No single agency has the full responsibility of flood risk management, and not surprisingly, no single website provides the public with a full understanding of flood risk management or flood response. To address this need, the Nebraska SJ team developed the Flood Risk and Floodplain Management Website that merge key flood risk messages by presenting information from existing websites in an understandable format with the intention of helping the general public make informed flood risk decisions.
The team produced a one-page flier that directs the public to the website and provides a framework for its content. This handout, complete with a Quick Response (QR) code, can be provided at community outreach meetings and during emergency response situations. The QR code is a barcode that links to the website when scanned with a smartphone.
The Flood Risk and Floodplain Management Website provides a collaborative, multi-agency approach by presenting flood information and key messages from multiple sources in a clear and comprehensive format. The series of webpages helps direct the general public by providing a single starting point for all types of flood-related information by organizing it in a linear manner and allowing the public to self-educate and ultimately better understand and respond to flood risk.
For the full article that describes this excellent collaborative product, see the July 2013 issue of the BUZZ.
QR Code for Handout