JEF offers comprehensive planning services to our clients that emphasize a coordinated, watershed-wide approach to flood hazard identification and mitigation. This suite of planning services we provide to clients includes the following types of projects:

  • Watercourse Master Plans/Studies and Area Drainage Master Plans/Studies
    JEF provides technical analyses to define and quantify existing and future flood hazards in a watershed through the application of advanced hydrologic and hydraulic methodologies.  From these analyses, JEF collaboratively develops strategies to mitigate flood hazards through solutions that are compatible with our client’s constraints.
  •  Flood Control Planning Studies
    JEF provides flood hazard mitigation plans and facilitates implementation of flood control projects that reduce flooding hazards.
  • Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning
    JEF employs a planning process with the targeted community to create a strategy for risk-based decision making to reduce disaster losses to lives, property, and economy that breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
  • Alternative Plan Formulation
    Typical alternative plan formulation includes conceptual design by JEF of structural flood control projects in conjunction with non-structural measures while balancing cost, functional effectiveness, social and environmental considerations. The process culminates with the recommendation of the alternative found to be most acceptable, compatible, and effective according to select evaluation criteria.
  • Drainage Impact Fee Analyses
    JEF performs feasibility level drainage system and structure analysis for planning areas. The results are used by clients in administration of their development impact fee programs.
  • Public Involvement
    The successful implementation of planning projects includes stakeholder coordination and public outreach programs to collect valuable input from communities, preparing fact sheets, developing brochures and newsletters for distribution to the public, and leading and/or participating in public meetings.
  • Stakeholder Coordination
    JEF involves stakeholders from federal, state, county, and local agencies and private developers to build consensus and facilitate effective implementation of planning projects.
  • Emergency Operations Planning / Response
    JEF prepares comprehensive, multi-hazard, emergency management programs which are based on the NIMS. These programs provide general guidance for emergency management activities and an overview of methods of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Hazardous Materials Response Planning
    JEF prepares specific hazard annexes to the Emergency Operations Plans. These annexes establish the roles and responsibilities and organizational relationship of government agencies and private entities in responding to and recovering from an oil spill or incident involving the transport, use, storage, or processing of hazardous materials.