Employing science and GIS to assess flood risk information in FEMA's maps, for a fraction of the perceived cost

Does it make a business sense to find a way to perform a costly and long term task, for a fraction of what the client's perceived it would take, when you're getting paid by the hour and not for the solution?

Congress set a national metric to be met regarding the validity of aging flood studies reflected on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), compared to recent technologies and models currently used. 
The steps to achieve this include, building the inventory of current and on-going flood studies, categorizing them, assessing how much resources and time it would take to re-validate and re-study the aging studies and maps to reflect proper and current flood risk.

With innovative way of thinking and application of geospatial analysis, the metric was met in a fraction of the cost and time. The presentation will tackle different aspects of relational database and technical application of a wide range GIS properties, modelling, automation and visual human interpretation that work in sync to understand the flood risks we live in.

Does it make sense for a business to serve a client for a fraction of the cost when the client budgeted for much more? That would be a good discussion to have right after the presentation

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:45 to 16:20

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