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Preston Wilson

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

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‚ÄčI am responsible for general programmatic activities of the National Dam Safety Program, supporting FEMA's lead Agency responsibilities for the Dam Safety Act of 2006 (P.L.109-460). Activities include: managing a grant program which provides assistance to state dam safety programs toward supporting and strengthening dam safety and dam risk reduction efforts; coordinating and collaborating with interagency/intergovernmental organizations related to dam risk reduction; developing and delivering training for state dam safety staff and inspectors;managing a research and development program that covers a cross-section of issues and needs in dam safety and dam risk reduction; and encouraging and promoting public awareness activities that provide for the education of the public, state and local officials in the hazards of dam incidents failures and the resulting consequences. Provides professional technical guidance in situations where warranted.