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Tuesday - June 19, 2018

7:00 - 7:00

Exhibit Hall Open - Exhibit Hall

7:45 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session 1 - Ballroom

Welcome Address

Rebuilding 2017 - The Year of Disasters 

  1. ASFPM Annual Report: Ingrid Wadsworth, CFM, Deputy Director 
  2. Harvey Hammered Houston! Rebuilding Texas: Honorable Edward M. Emmett, Judge and presiding officer of Harris County Commissioners Court, Texas
  3. Fires, Flash Floods and Mudslides: Christy Jones, Deputy Director for Statewide Emergency Preparedness and Security, California Dept. of Water Resources 

Moderator: Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, ASFPM Chair, South Carolina DNR

10:00 - 10:15

First Timer's Orientation -Near Registration Desk

10:00 – 10:30

Mid-Morning Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Viewing, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

10:30 – Noon


Technical Concurrent Sessions Program – This conference will examine the challenges facing the nation as flood risk management experts share ideas and learn from one another. 

TRACK 1: Modeling
TRACK 2: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Events in Review 
TRACK 5: Dams & Levees
TRACK 6: Risk Communication
TRACK 7: Mapping 
TRACK 8: Showcase

Concurrent Session - A

A1: Real Time Modeling 

  • Integrating Social Vulnerability and Flood Safety Modeling
  • Improving the Flood Intelligence for the Sacramento River System using the California-Nevada/National Weather Service Flood Forecast Data
  • Real-Time Flood Forecasting in Nashville, TN using HEC-RTS

A2: Large Scale Assessments of Mitigation Options

  • Go, Collaborate, and Mitigate! Coordinated Solutions Floodplain Management and Risk Reduction
  • Hazus – More Than a Loss Estimator -- Using Hazus as a tool for Drainage Master Planning
  • Linking Flood Risk to Resilience: A Decision Support Tool for Risk-based Resilience Investment

A3: Community Rating System: State and Local Initiatives

  • Developing a CRS Strategy for the State of Louisiana
  • Repetitive Loss Area Planning- The Tulsa Model
  • The Florida CRS Initiative: Providing State Support of Municipal CRS Programs

A4: 2017 Hurricanes in Review

  • NWS Synopsis of 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
  • The Storm Surges Impacts of the 2107 Hurricane Season
  • Still Standing?: Building Performance in the 2017 Hurricane Season

A5: Factors Affecting Levee Performance

  • Risk Analysis of Vegetation on Levees
  • 15 Years of Development of Fragility Curves for UK Levees: Lessons Learned for the US
  • Sandy or Clayey Levees:  What it Means for Levee Resiliency

A6: Web-Based Tools for Risk Communication

  • Hide Tides and High Returns: How a Low Cost Communication Method Can Transform Your Information Flow
  • Next generation flood hazard risk communication website – WWW.FLOOD.NC.GOV
  • Comprehensive Flood Information at Your Fingertips

A7: Transforming the Flood Mapping Program

  • FEMA’s Mapping Program – Past, Present, and Future
  • Risk MAP Exploratory Innovation Products, Part 2
  • One Stop Shop to Access FEMA’s Best Available Flood Risk Information


Noon – 1:30

Keynote Luncheon - Ballroom

Fee: Included with FULL Registration ($45 a la carte)

Speaker: New Directions and Program Emphases from FEMA, Brock Long, FEMA Administrator 
Doug Plascencia, P.E., CFM, ASFPM Foundation President, Vice President, Practice Leader Water, Moffatt & Nichol 

Moderator: Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, ASFPM Chair, South Carolina DNR

1:30 - 5:30

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP State Floodplain Manager 1 on 1 - Mentoring Workshop (state employees only) 
Fee: FREE, pre-registration is required, 3.5 CECs for CFMs
Instructors: Al Goodman, CFM, AWG Consulting; Bill Nechamen, CFM, Nechamen Consulting, LLC

This workshop is designed for state level floodplain managers. 

 1:45 – 3:15


TRACK 1: Modeling
TRACK 2: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Post Disaster
TRACK 6: Risk Communication
TRACK 7: Mapping
TRACK 8: Showcase 

Concurrent Session B

B1: Urban Stormwater Flooding Analysis

  • Evaluating and Adapting the Impact of Urbanization on Watershed Flood Risk
  • The City of Austin Local Flood Risk Reduction: Prioritization, Challenges and 2D Modeling
  • Identifying Flood Risk in Unmapped Urban Environments

B2: Climate Adaptation in Resilience Planning

  • Critical Facilities Assessment for Southeastern Connecticut: Strategies for Flood Resilience
  • Integrating Adaptive Capacity Assessment into Mitigation Planning
  • Rising Seas Hit Home for US Coastal Communities: Using Response Time Wisely

B3: International Approaches to Floodplain Management

  • The Case for Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk
  • Flood Risk and the NFIP: International Perspectives and Opportunities for the U.S.
  • Applying Risk-informed Floodplain Management Lessons from Overseas in the USA

B4: Local Disaster Recovery Case Studies

  • Resilient St. Vrain Project! Planning, Design and Construction to Reduce Future Flood Risk
  • Lessons Learned From 2015 Colorado City, Arizona Flash Floods
  • Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management: A Case Study in Flood Disaster Recovery

B5: Natural and Beneficial Floodplain Functions in Holistic Floodplain Management

  • Integrated Floodplain, Wetland and Riparian Mapping: Leveraging Ecosystem Functions to Reduce Risk
  • Floodplain Restoration in the Upper Mississippi Basin: Connecting the Dots between Floodplain Management and Water Quality
  • State of Washington Floodplain Management and Natural Beneficial Functions

B6: Building Support for Floodplain Management

  • Political Support for Local Floodplain Management Programs
  • State and Federal Policy making: How to get involved at a local level
  • Putting the Storm in Your Media Strategy

B7: CTP Initatives

  • Performance Measures for the CTP Program: How to Make Them Work for Your Mapping Project
  • Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) - Lessons Learned
  • Missouri PIR Counties with Risk MAP Infusion – Bootheel of Missouri


2:30 - 5:00

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Under The Weather: Communication Tools and Techniques for the Floodplain Management Professional
Fee: $45, 2 CECs for CFMs
Instructor: Henrietta Williams, CFM, FEMA

Floodplain management professionals who dread that contentious public meeting or “mic in your face moment” will find this workshop informative and engaging. This session will equip attendees with the skills to:    Respond to media and public program inquiries using technically accurate, but easy-to-    understand terminology;  Use statistics and numbers to illustrate a point and tell stories an audience will understand and remember;  translate technical phrases and processes using plain language terminology without changing the meaning; and,  Use story-telling techniques to present technical facts to a lay audience.    Attendees will also participate in scenario-driven table-top exercises and receive a copy of a Communication Cross-Walk Tool designed to provide guidance on translating Floodplain Management subject matter on-the-spot!

2:30 - 5:00

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform: Review of Redesigned Flood Study Tools, including Best Practices for Data Capture, Project Management, and Reporting 
Fee: $45, 2 CECs for CFMs
Instructor: Brian Killen, CFM, Stantec; Brock Remus, CFM, Atkins North America

The first major overhaul of FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform brought significant changes to the MIP studies users functions and processes. However, there has not been a comprehensive training yet developed focused on project management using the new MIP studies solution.  This workshop would provide MIP studies users a comprehensive review of the new MIP functions and SOMA tool, including best practices for data capture, project management, and reporting options.

3:15 – 3:45

Break, Exhibits Viewing, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

3:45 – 5:15

TRACK 1: Modeling
TRACK 2: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Arid Regions
TRACK 5: Dams & Levees
TRACK 6: Risk Communication
TRACK 7: Mapping
TRACK 8: Showcase 

Concurrent Session C

C1: Coastal Modeling and Analysis

  • Hydrodynamic Two-Dimensional Coastal Circulation Modeling for Cell 5AB of Poplar Island, MD
  • Let it Rain on Your Mesh: Integrating Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling to Simulate Hurricane Flooding in Coastal Areas
  • Exploring Future Conditions Modeling and Mapping Through the FEMA Florida Sea Level Rise Pilot Study

C2: Local Mitigation Initiatives

  • The Resilient St. Vrain Program: Collaborative Recovery from the 2013 Colorado Floods
  • Strategy to Implement a Flood Risk Reduction System in an Urban Environment - Rebuild by Design- Hudson River Project in Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken
  • The NYC Residential Technical Assistance Pilot Program (RTAPP): Increasing Resilience - Lowering Flood Insurance

C3: Compliance and Enforcement

  • No-Rise, No Problem; Managing Infrastructure in FEMA Floodways
  • Win-Win - Base Level Engineering Data Supports Local Oil & Gas Permitting
  • Geospatially Mitigating Violations into Compliance

C4: Stormwater Management in the Desert

  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure Case Studies in the Southwest for Flood Mitigation
  • Evaluation of GI/LID Benefits in the Desert Environment
  • The FCDMC has Levees? A Flood Control District’s Perspective on Levee Safety

C5: Local Levee Case Studies

  • Omaha Regional Flood Risk Reduction System - A Comparison and Contrast of Scale and Function
  • FEMA and USACE Collaboration on Levee Risk Communication –  City of Clarkson, Nebraska
  • * Flood Risk Information for the Masses: Estimated Base Flood Elevation Viewer.

C6: Engaging Communities in New Ways

  • Evolving to Communicate Risk
  • FEMA's Customer Experience Initative: New Tools to Enhance How Flood Risk Information is Shared 
  • Using Technology to Increase Flood Risk Awareness

C7: Fostering Stakeholder Relationships & Ownership

  • Leveraging Local Leadership Through a Timely Map Review Process
  • Transparency into FEMA’s Appeal Process for the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project
  • Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement for the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project


5:15 – 7:15

Exhibits Networking Social, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

 7:15 -

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