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Wednesday - June 20, 2018

6:45 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall

7:00 - 3:30

Exhibit Hall Open- Exhibit Hall

7:00 – 8:15

Early Bird Sessions – Hot Issues Discussions

7:00 – 10:00

Running of the Chapters - ASFPM  6th Annual 5k Fun Run & Walk

8:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session 2 - Ballroom

National Flood Insurance Program: Issues and Implementation Strategies 

  1. JoAnn Jay Howard, President, H2O Partners, former Federal Insurance Administrator

  2. Cheryl Small, Executive Director, National Flood Association 
  3.  Laura Lightbody, Project Director, Flood Prepared Communities, The PEW Charitable Trusts

  4. Carolyn Kousky, PhD, Director of Policy Research and Engagement, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  5. David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration

Moderator: Larry Larson, PE, CFM, ASFPM Sr. Policy Advisor, Director Emeritus

10:00 – 10:30

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

10:30 – Noon

States Roundtable Discussion - Ballroom

Special Session for State Floodplain Managers and Hazard Mitigation Officers - Invitation Only

 10:30 - Noon

TRACK 1: Modeling
TRACK 2: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Post Disaster
TRACK 6: Flood Warning Systems 

Concurrent Session D

D1: Modeling Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

  • Regulate, Litigate or Capitulate
  • Advancements in Two-Dimensional Floodplain Modeling with SRH-2D
  • Comparing Three 2D Software Packages for Modeling and Designing Highway Drainage Structures

D2: Proving Mitigation Effectiveness

  • Flood Reduction Lessons Learned after Major Disasters: Mitigation Project Performance Post-Harvey and Irma
  • Mitigation Effectiveness Study – Beatrice, Nebraska
  • Tearing Down Homes to Build Community Resilience – An Evaluation of the Benefits of the Nashville Home Buyout Program

D3: Higher Floodplain Management Standards 

  • Adopting Higher Regulatory Standards
  • The Costs and Benefits of the CRS Program in Virginia 
  • Providing Credible Flood Risk Data to Help Communities Implement Higher Floodplain Management Standards 

D4: Post-Disaster Rapid Assessments

  • Substantial Damage Estimation: Using Hazus-MH as a Screening Tool After Hurricane Harvey
  • Fast and Furious: Use of Remote Damage Assessment during Harvey, Irma and Maria
  • Reducing Time and Cost of Substantial Damage Estimates After a Disaster; Lessons from the Hurricane Harvey Substantial Damage Task Force Analytics Cell

D5: Holistic Floodplain Management Case Studies

  • Utilizing Ecosystem Services and Nature-Based Solutions in Reducing Flood Risks in Central Europe
  • “Win-Win” Decision-Making: Using Holistic Benefit-Cost Analysis to Evaluate Floodplain Management Projects
  • Linking Policy and Practice: Models for State Natural Infrastructure Policy

D6: Flood Warning Systems

  • Building a RAFT: Advanced Methods for Linking Forecasts and Stream Gages for Rapid Flood Assessment
  • Integration of Advanced Flood Warning Technologies
  • Floodfeed: You Won’t Believe These 3 Nomographs That Predict Your Flood Elevation!
Noon - 1:30

Lunch on Your Own

Enjoy Phoenix! 

Noon - 1:30 Region 4 Discussion Session 
12:20 - 1:30 

Lunch with CRS 

NFIP State Coordinators and CRS State Coordinators, and CRS user group leaders, are invited to gather with members of the CRS Team from FEMA and ISO for a brown bag lunch (bring your own). The meeting will be held in 126C (which is also the CRS One-on-One Room). Community CRS Coordinators and floodplain managers are also invited to join the conversation. 

1:00 - 3:00 

Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) Meeting 

The Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) is an affiliation of nonprofit and private organizations, government agencies, and individuals dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural functions of floodplains, including coastal areas. NFFA was established to “promote, protect, and enhance the protection, restoration, and management of natural floodplain resources.” Members share information and may elect to coordinate actions on issues of interest, but the NFFA does not take formal positions on matters of national policy, guidance, or legislation.

The NFFA encourages and supports information-sharing among its affiliated organizations and agencies that support restoration and conservation of natural floodplain resources, the use of sound science to develop fair and reasonable policies and programs that support restoration and conservation of natural floodplain resources, and the revision or elimination of policies and programs that degrade and destroy natural floodplain resources and wetlands.

At this meeting the NFFA will cover the following topics:
•Report out on the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance and Wetland Mapping Consortium Workshop, “Exploring Opportunities for Integrated Mapping and Functional Assessment of Riverine and Coastal Floodplains and Wetlands,” including next steps.
•Status of WOTUS court actions and “un-Rule Making” (impacts of current Administration policy)
•Implications of 2018 Federal Omnibus Budget on floodplains/wetlands
•Brief reports from Federal Agencies and other NFFA members/organizations in attendance
•Open discussion


1:00 - 5:00

$ TECHNICAL FIELD TOUR Flood Warning - Bus
Fee: $45

Ephemeral desert washes can become raging rivers very quickly. The nature of flash flooding in arid environments requires close coordination between monitoring, emergency management and emergency response. This field trip will focus on the nature of floodplains in the desert and how floodplain management and flood warning systems work together to support flood safety in both the rural and urban areas around Phoenix. On route to these desert floodplains, participants will learn about a variety of floodplain management techniques implemented to warn or remove people from harm’s way. Stops will include viewing repetitive loss properties, buy-out areas, flashing road warning signals, and a multi-use flood control facility. We will visit a flood warning / decision support center to see how emergency action planning and communications are handled. Participants will come away with a sense of why coordination among emergency managers, weather monitoring, and planned response are critical to the success of keeping people and property safe. Participants will spend time at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County building learning about the flood warning systems and interacting with the flood simulation models.

1:30 – 3:30

ASFPM Chapter Meeting

Chapters are encouraged to sponsor one chapter board member's attendance at the 2018 conference as their representative at this year's ASFPM Chapter Meeting. All chapter board members and committee chairs are invited to attend.  
1:30 – 3:00

TRACK 1: Modeling
TRACK 2: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Arid Regions 
TRACK 5: Dams & Levees 
TRACK 6: Risk Communication 
TRACK 7: Mapping
TRACK 8: Stormwater
TRACK 9: States Day

Concurrent Session E

E1: Innovations in Analyzing H&H

  • MATS-TC: Automating Time of Concentration Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration
  • Not Your Father's Manning's n: Adjusting Manning's n values for 2D Modeling
  • Structure-level Risk Assessment Using Monte Carlo Method Coupled with 2D Hydraulic Modeling

E2: Mitigation Techniques and Case Studies

  • Steps to Elevation - International Association of Structural Movers Flood Hazard Mitigation Program
  • Solving Repeated Flooding Problems One Structure at a Time
  • Repairing the Homes that “Weren’t Supposed to Flood”:  Flood-Hardy Restoration for Code Compliant Structures

E3: Flood Insurance: Policy and Process

  • The Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) 2017 Annual Report
  • Seriously, Why is My Flood Zone Determination Wrong!?  Answers from an Insider
  • Private vs. Federal Flood Insurance - What to Know.  What to Ask.

E4: Modeling and Mapping Re-delineations of Alluvial Fans

  • Re-delineation for Two Alluvial Fans in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Neffs Creek – Assessing the Flooding Hazards on an Urbanized Alluvial Fan
  • Desert Mountain Flood Modeling Showdown

E5: USACE & FEMA Working Together with Your Help to Address the Nation’s Levee Challenges

E6: GIS Tools, Data, and Floods

  • StreamStats: A Web-based Application for Retrieving Basin Characteristics and Streamflow Statistics (such as the 1-percent flood) for Gaged and Ungaged Streams
  • The Workmap Geoportal: A Tall Drink of Water in a Digital Desert
  • Using GIS to Increase Outreach and Data Accuracy for the Risk MAP Program currently in the State of Missouri

E7: Advances with Survey Data

  • Innovative Survey Solutions to Limited Survey Budgets
  • NAVD88 No More: A Modernized Vertical Datum for the Future
  • Knowledge (Data) is Power – Innovative Applications of Data to Increase Your Watershed Management Intelligence

E8: Stormwater Management Integration Case Studies

  • Resilient Mitigation Planning Leads to Jefferson Parish Green Infrastructure Implementation
  • Integrated Stormwater Planning for Flooding Resilience, Water Quality, and Community Values
  • Assessing Potential Opportunity Areas for Developing Stormwater Management Facilities in Suburban Cook County: Nothing Fancy, Just Meat-and-Potatoes GIS

E9: States Day: New State Floodplain Management Initiatives

  • Florida’s CRS/CAV Pilot Program – A Pathway to Flood Resiliency
  • Grid-Based Zone A BFEs: Now Streaming on a Portal Near You
  • The North Carolina Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Pilot Program
3:00 – 3:30

Break, Final Exhibits Viewing, FINAL Silent Auction Bids at 3:30pm! - Exhibit Hall

3:30 – 5:00

TRACK 1: Modeling 
TRACK 2: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Post Disaster
TRACK 5: Dams & Levees
TRACK 6: Risk Communications
TRACK 7: Mapping 
TRACK 8: Stormwater
TRACK 9: States Day

Concurrent Session F

F1: Reviewing and Understanding 2D Models for Local Officials

  • Empowering Floodplain Administrators on 2D Hydraulic Modeling using HEC-RAS Case Study
  • Who is Responsible for Checking Flood Models?
  • How to Review 2D Models and what to Sumbmit in Client Submittals

F2: FEMA Mitigation Grants: Process and Considerations

  • Lessons Learned from 2017 FMA and PDM Grant Reviews – Best Practices for Application Development
  • Lessons Learned: Mitigation Project Benefit-Cost Analyses in Riverside County, California
  • FEMA Mitigation and Disaster Grants – Facts, Myths and Legends

F3: FPM Tech

  • Advances in Drone (UAS) Technology for Floodplain Management Applications
  • Training Tomorrow's Disaster Mitigation and Flood Insurance Workforce with Virtual Reality Technology
  • Drones for Flood Insurance: Can't Keep My Drone From Getting to You

F4: Post Disaster Assistance Resource Initiatives

  • Peer to Peer Local Floodplain Administrator Imbedded Project for Hurricane Harvey
  • The NASA Earth Science Disasters Program: Sizing up Floods from Space
  • Mobile GIS for Disaster Response

F5: Dam and Levee Failure: Risk Communication and Planning

  • Have You Exercised Lately?
  • Evacuation Planning for Extreme Events:  Failure of the Cherry Creek Dam
  • FEMA Guidelines for Modeling and Mapping the Impact of Dams and Dam-Like Structures on FEMA Risk MAP Products

F6: Science Behind Communicating Risk

  • Major Risks, Uncertain Outcomes: Making Ensemble Forecasts Work for Multiple Audiences
  • Behavioral Science A-Z: Explore the Myriad Ingredients that Influence How We See the World and the Risks in It
  • Evolving Flood Risk—Community-Level Needs and Preferences for Depicting, Packaging, and Communicating Information for Adaptation

F7: Coastal Mapping- Future Conditions & Sea Level Rise

  • Summary of Accomplishments for FEMA Region IX Open Pacific Coast and Bay Area Coastal Studies 
  • Relating Future-Conditions Coastal Flood Hazards to Existing-Conditions FEMA Maps
  • Case Studies in the Paradox of Static Vertical Flood Datums

F8: Complex Stormwater Project Design

  • Use of Linear Lakes in Amenitizing Floodplain Reclamation for Communities
  • Green Infrastructure Resiliency and Computer Modeling
  • Hydromodification Design Solutions and Best Practices

F9: States Day: State Floodplain Management Policies and Projects

  • LOWER THAT LEVEE standard!– The Illinois Experience
  • Communicating Technical Information to Laymen: A Kentucky Perspective
  • Estimating the Economic Impact of Buyouts: Loss Avoidance Study for the City of Ottawa, Illinois
5:15 – 6:45

FEMA Town Hall Session - Ballroom

6:40 – 8:00

Foundation Donors Reception and Live Auction (invitation only)

6:45 –

Dinner on your own, evening is open

Enjoy Phoenix! 

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