The Pennsylvania Association of State Floodplain Managers is an affiliate of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) with the purpose to:
Promote public awareness of integrated floodplain management;
Promote a liaison and to encourage the exchange of ideas and information among individuals and groups concerned with floodplain management, and to keep those individuals and groups well informed through educational and professional seminars;
Inform concerned individuals and groups of pending floodplain management legislation, regulation, and related matters in order to advance the effective implementation of floodplain management
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines Floodplain Management as - "The operation of an overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage, including but not limited to, emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, and floodplain management regulations."