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Tuesday - May 21, 2019

7:00 - 7:00

Exhibit Hall Open - Exhibit Hall

7:45 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session 

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: Risk Communication
TRACK 3: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Mapping 
TRACK 5: Modeling
TRACK 6: Dams and Levees
TRACK 8: Showcase

Concurrent Session - A

A1: Flood Risk Communication After Wildfires

  • Flood Follows Fire: Oregon Post-Wildfire Flood Playbook - Resources for Community Leaders
  • Burn Scars as Building Blocks: Lessons Learned From Flood-After-Fire Risk Communications 
  • Building Community Resilience Through Effective Risk Communication

A2: Flood Insurance Rating

  • Risk Rating Redesign: Progress to Date and Next Steps
  • National Flood Insurance Program Pricing
  • Flood-Impacting-Threshold, InstaScore, and Precision-Rating: New and Powerful Tools for Differentiating Flood Risk

A3: Coastal Resilience Planning and Projects

  • Ridge to Reef and Beyond – The Challenges and Opportunities of Hazard Mitigation in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Evaluating the Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Coastal Storms - A Case Study
  • Innovative Coastal Flood Resiliency in Urban Environment: Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System in NYC

A4: State Mapping Initiatives

  • Floodplain mapping without (largely) FEMA – the Indiana Floodplain Mapping project
  • The Maryland Resiliency Partnership: State Collaboration takes Risk MAP to New Levels
  • New Vermont Mapping, Regulation, and Training to Enhance Floodplain Protection

A5: When Hurricanes (In)Validate Models

  • From Swamp, to River, to Gulf: Complex 2D Modeling of the Withlacoochee River, Solved
  • Using Hurricane Harvey Data to Calibrate FEMA Risk MAP Study
  • Interpreting Uncertainty in New River Basin Forecasts During Hurricanes Florence and Michael

A6: FEMA/Corps Levee Safety Session

  • The Levee Safety Reunion Tour: Bringing the Band Back Together

A7: Local Stream Restoration Case Studies

  • West Water Run Stream Restoration and Flood Mitigation Project
  • Reducing Flood Risk by Restoring Natural Processes: The Sidney Greenplain Project
  • Rehabilitating an Urban Stream within a Multi-Modal Infrastructure Project

A8: Showcase 

Noon – 1:30

Keynote Luncheon 

Fee: Included with FULL Registration ($50 a la carte)

1:00 - 5:00

$ TECHNICAL FIELD TOUR Rockin’ Projects in Euclid Creek - Bus
Fee: $45

This tour will first visit the Euclid Creek Lacustuary Restoration, an ambitious project in a heavily used public park to help restore a stream to its historic channel and expand available habitat within the lacustuary area of Euclid Creek. The project had to meet stringent criteria from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) for managing and passing elevated stream flows and had to provide local recreational opportunities. Next, the Euclid Creek ACOE Flood Control Channel will be visited. This channel was constructed to address localized issues within the watershed, but a historic lack of maintenance allowed shoaling to develop in the rolled concrete channel which resulted in creation of improved in-stream habitat and has been allowed to remain. Then the tour will visit the Cleveland Metroparks Acacia Reservation Ecological Restoration. This 155-acre former country club became a park in 2012 and was partial reforestation, stream daylighting, and wetland recreation should result in water quality improvements and the reduction of stormwater to Euclid Creek over time. Finally, the tour will stop at the Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation habitat and floodplain restoration project. The design included rehabilitated creeks by raising the stream invert using cobble riffle structures and grading a floodplain bench. The stream was re-routed to the old channel and a riffle ford crossing was installed. The school was very involved with the project, including helping re-establish the native riparian woody vegetation along the floodplain. Walking will be required for this tour.

1:30 - 5:30

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP New FEMA P-784, Substantial Damage Estimator Version 3.0
Fee: $45, 3.5 CECs for CFMs

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

1:30 - 5:30 

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Combo Meal Floodplain Management
Fee: $45, 3.5 CECs for CFMs

 1:45 – 3:15


TRACK 1: Risk Communication
TRACK 3: Mitigation
TRACK 4: Mapping
TRACK 5: Modeling
TRACK 6: Stormwater
TRACK 7: Tech
TRACK 8: Showcase 

Concurrent Session - B

B1: Research Findings and Risk Communication

  • Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Improve Messaging and Increase Insurance Coverage
  • The Evolution of Communicating Risk: A Conversation with FEMA's Data and Communications Branch
  • Why take a rational approach to a predictably irrational problem? Understanding the role of mental shortcuts and cognitive biases in the way our brains process risk and probability

B2: CRS: National and State Perspectives

  • Community Rating System Update: Plain and Simple!
  • How State Assistance with GIS Helps Communities Say ‘Yes’ to CRS
  • One Dose of DMA and Two Doses of CRS: A "Cure" for a Successful Hazard Mitigation Plan

B3: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants and Policy

  • HMA Application Development and Review – Applying Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • FEMA Mitigation and Disaster Grants – Facts, Myths and Legends
  • Seeking Higher Ground: Timeframes and Characteristics of FEMA-Funded Floodplain Buyouts

B4: CTP Showcase

  • Flood Risk CHAMPions
  • Leveraging Technical Assistance to Enhance Local Awareness and Mitigation Through Risk MAP
  • Lessons from the Field, CTP Program Project Management Best Practices

B5: Identifying and Mitigating Building-Specific Risk

  • Incorporating Uncertainty of First Floor Elevations into Flood Risk Assessment Modeling
  • Floodplain Buyout Program Prioritization Using Community-wide Watershed Models
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Probabilistic Modeling (and why it’s awesome)

B6: Stormwater Management at the Watershed Level

  • Evaluating and Selecting Release Rates for Specific Watersheds in Cook County
  • Stormwater Management:  A Regional Approach
  • Stormwater Master Plan Solutions: Stream Flooding/Erosion Mitigation in the Cuyahoga River Watershed

B7: Post-Disaster Tech

  • Artificial Intelligence: Pioneering New Tools for Efficient Flood Damage Estimation
  • NASA Disasters Program Support of Hurricane Florence Response
  • Rapid Deployment of Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) for Post-Hurricane Disaster Assessment

B8: Showcase 

3:15 – 3:45

Break, Exhibits Viewing, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

3:45 – 5:15

TRACK 1: Risk Communication
TRACK 3: MItigation
TRACK 4: Mapping
TRACK 5: Modeling 
TRACK 6: Dams and Levees
TRACK 7: Post-Disaster
TRACK 8: Showcase 

Concurrent Session - C

C1: Flood Risk Disclosure: Intersection of Regulations and Risk Communication

  • Improving Disclosure Laws so Home Buyers are Not Kept in the Dark about Flood Risk
  • Engaging Real Estate Agents in Flood Risk Communication
  • Dam Ownership Risks and Burdens: Raising Public Awareness through Educating Real Estate Agents

C2: Holistic/Watershed Floodplain Management

  • Louisiana Watershed Initiative - Working Together for Sustainability and Resilience
  • Learn How FEMA-USFWS-NMFS Partner to Promote Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species
  • The Puyallup Watershed: A Case Study in Integrated Floodplain Management

C3: Professional Research on Hazard Mitigation Policy

  • Flood Mitigation and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Driven by Municipal Credit Rating
  • Pluvial Flood Risk
  • Profiles in Flood Mitigation: Overcoming Barriers to Designing and Implementing Effective Policies

C4: Mapping Urban Flood Risk

  • Who’ll Map the Rain? Capturing Pluvial Flood Risk
  • Equity and Resilience in Urban Flooding: The Elephant in the Room
  • Flooding Outside the Lines:  Applying TWI to the Problem of Urban Flooding

C5: Creative Methods for Real-Time Forecasting

  • Adapting National Water Model Forecast Data to Local Hyper-Resolution H&H
  • "Hurry"cane Modeling: Forecast Modeling to Optimize Limited Resources with Limited Time
  • PSEG-LI Stormsurge Flood Modeling and Flood Mapping for Long Island New York using waterRIDE™

C6: Mapping Dam and Levee Risk

  • Reaching Milestones in Mapping Non-accredited Levees
  • Uses of DSS-WISE to support Risk Map: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Rapid Inundation Risk Modeling
  • A GIS-Based Tool to Prioritize FEMA Levee Mapping Updates

C7: Lessons Learned for Substantial Damage Determinations

  • Substantially Damaged...Again
  • Lessons Learned from Four Years of Substantial Damage Assessments in South Carolina
  • Answers to Questions about Substantial Damage in the Post-Disaster Environment

C8: Showcase 

5:15 – 7:15

Exhibits Networking Social, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

 7:15 -

Open Evening - Enjoy Your Night in Cleveland!

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