The sustainability and resiliency of our communities to flooding is intricately contingent to the proper management of floodplains. Floodplain managers have the important responsibility of managing the development and encroachment of floodplains as well as the quality and quantity of water throughout our community. Floodplain managers administer flood protection programs and oversee technical investigations into water resources. At the cornerstone of these efforts are a series of regulatory mandated plans that must be maintained, training, and outreach and education activities.
THE FUTURE OF PLANNING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS HERE !
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The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.
The Odysseus™|KMS provides environmental planners with a central repository where plans and compliance reports can be accessed and shared by staff and key stakeholders. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine.
Odysseus Offers a Programmatic Solution for Floodplain Managers
Planning & Reporting
The Odysseus™ | KMS gives floodplain managers an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of floodplain management activities and regulatory reporting requirements required by the US EPA, FEMA, and other regulatory agencies. Odysseus™|KMS offers planners and program officers with the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment. This union greatly increases the floodplain manager’s ability to manage and coordinate the design, development, and maintenance of reporting and planning requirements.
Customized Courses & Training Management
The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows floodplain managers to more effectively deliver and measure understanding of important environmental, floodplain management, and other regulatory requirements across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting of learner progress and understanding.
Simulated Testing & Exercise Scenarios
Designed from the Odysseus™|CBT framework, the Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator incorporates cutting-edge media technology to deliver an interactive, best practice solution to accurately test and validate floodplain management activities and planning contingencies, while effectively engaging participants in important tests and exercises. Exercise designers can build an interactive environment that allows users to visualize operational scenarios and experience real-world crisis decision-making. The Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator provides an easy-to-use, turnkey solution to accurately test and validate operational and programmatic strategies, while engaging stakeholders and impressing your organization’s leadership.
Dam Safety and Levee Certification Compliance Assessments
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized land use planning compliance assessments tools that are consistent with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. Engineers can assess their organization’s compliance on a large number of programs and integrate the results into their existing reporting and planning framework.
Stakeholder Participation and Awareness
The Odysseus™ enterprise offers a variety of tools that can be used to efficiently engage residents and community partners, and solicit their participation in the planning process. Customized Odysseus™|CBT interactive planning participation module allows committee members, stakeholders, and the public to learn about current floodplain management initiatives and provide real-time feedback and input on important floodplain management matters. Customized Odysseus™|AAT survey instruments allows community members and advocate groups to provide input in the planning process and inform the strategies of managing the flood risk in the community.
In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The committee management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.