NAFSMA Announces 2014 Excellence In Communications Award Winners

The National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) announced the winners of its nationwide communications contest at the organization’s national conference in Boston. The contest recognized the best outreach efforts in two categories, Public Awareness of Flooding and Improving Water Quality.

NAFSMA is an organization of public agencies whose function is the protection of lives, property and economic activity from the adverse impacts of storm and flood waters. The mission of the association is to advocate public policy, encourage technologies and conduct education programs which facilitate and enhance the achievement of the public service function of its members.

The communications contest was designed to not only highlight award winning communications programs, but to also provide examples of work about flood awareness and pollution prevention that are taking place across the United States.

“The contest brought in entries from across the county that included comprehensive communications campaigns as well as individual works, like brochures, posters, public service announcements and government television programs,” said Susan Gilson, NAFSMA executive director. “The caliber of work was outstanding and provides great examples of programs that other agencies can modify for their own unique environments.”

 The winners are:


2014 Communications Contest

Public Awareness of Flooding – Campaign


1st Place

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services

Your Car is Not a Boat


2nd Place

Dewberry (for St. Bernard Parish LA)

Flood Risk: Safety, Control and Responsibility


3rd Place

California Central Valley Flood Protection Board

Getting the Word Out!


Public Awareness of Flooding – Individual Item

1st Place

The Miami Conservancy District

A Flood of Memories


2nd Place

Clark County Regional Flood Control District

FloodSpot Smartphone Application


3rd Place

CA Department of Water Resources (Statewide Flood Mgt. Program)

California’s Flood Future Highlights


Improving Water Quality – Campaign

1st Place

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati



2nd Place

Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

Protect Your Water

It’s Just Beneath Your Feet


3rd Place

Aurora Water

H2Only – Big? Small? Pick up after them All


Improving Water Quality – Individual Item


1st Place

Washington Public Ports Association

Washington State Marine Terminal AKART and ISGP Corrective Action Guidance Manual


2nd Place

Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

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