Introductory Workshopwritten for attendees with no previous (or limited) experience in FPM or the topic area Level
Sunday - June 9, 20139:00AM - 5:00PM Fee $40, 8 CECs
Floodplain Management 101 covers the basic tenets of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the minimum administrative requirements to successfully implement a community FPM program. Participants will learn the fundamentals of individual and local responsibilities for managing flood risks and loss through proper permitting and planning. Covered topics include: NFIP Basics, Maps & Flood Insurance Studies, The Floodplain Manager's Role, and NFIP Compliance. This workshop is targeted at new floodplain managers with less and two years of experience.
TARGET AUDIENCENew floodplain managers with less than two years of experience.
Heidi M. Carlin, CFMCo-Chair, ASFPM Training & Outreach CommitteeSenior Strategic Communications Specialist, URS Corporation
Intermediate Workshopwritten for attendees with some experience in FPM or the topic area Level
So you think you're prepared to manage the stream of decisions necessary to protect people, property and infrastructure downstream of your dam or levee? If you have an Emergency Action Plan, you may have a chance. Without a thorough understanding of the why's, how's, and common pitfalls in successful development and implementation of these plans, the coordination of outside emergency response entities, the roles/responsibilities of others, often becomes the defining measure to a plans ultimate success or failure in the time of need. This workshop will review emergency preparedness and planning principals behind the development and implementation of Emergency Action Plans for dams and levees, to help owners and managers successfully respond in emergency scenarios.
This interactive workshop will discuss the criticality of communicating flood risk within a range of contexts and present methods and tools to design and conduct appropriate and effective risk communication. Participants will work with actual case studies and hear from state officials on their risk communication challenges, best practices, and tools for discussing risk. The interagency instructor team also will cover public communication strategies for federal and state coordination on communication.
PRE-REQUISITESBasic knowledge on risk communication is helpful but not required.TARGET AUDIENCEOpen to all as risk communication is valuable for all disciplines and levels of government.OBJECTIVES· Set priorities for communicating flood risk in a range of contexts.· Design and conduct appropriate and effective risk communications. · Define risk and cite examples of tools for discussing risk, including the risk reduction stair-step and life-cycle diagrams. · Develop risk communication strategy that considers communication preferences and includes measures of success. · Communicate risk in a way that measurably increases public awareness and understanding and motivates them to take actions that reduce their level of risk.TOPICS· Risk Perceptions · Risk Communication · Communication Designs · Theories of Risk Communication · Communication Resources and Materials · Best Practices and Tools for Risk CommunicationOUTLINE35% Lecture 35% Discussion 30% ExercisesAGENDA5 min. Introductions 30 min. Modules 1: The Realm of Risk Communication and 2: Risk Perception (Lecture) 30 min. Group Exercise 30 min. Module 3: FloodSmart (Lecture) 25 min. Group Exercise 20 min. BREAK 20 min. Module 5: Risk Communication Design (Lecture/Discussion) 20 min. Group Exercise 1 hour State Panel DiscussionINSTRUCTORS: Stacy Langsdale, P.E., Ph.D.Conflict Resolution & Public Participation Center of Expertise, USACE Institute for Water ResourcesDr. Langsdale conducts water resources policy research for the Conflict Resolution & Public Participation Center of Expertise at the U.S. Army Corps’ Institute for Water Resources in Alexandria, Virginia. Her work has included developing and promoting Collaborative Modeling, and leading trainings in Public Involvement, Team Building, and Risk Communication. This past year she designed and led a public engagement process to support watershed planning in the Iowa-Cedar Rivers Basin. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Hydrology from the University of Nevada - Reno, and a Ph.D. in Resource Management, Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia.Kamer DavisSenior Communications Consultant, FloodSmartKamer Davis has more years experience than she cares to admit planning and managing national communication and outreach programs. For the past eight years she has worked with the National Flood Insurance Program FloodSmart campaign, currently as a senior consultant, and formerly as head of the Emergency and Risk Communication Group at Ogilvy Public Relations/Washington. She also supports the USACE Levee Safety Program. She has led projects for a wide range of federal agencies, specializing in programs addressing disaster preparedness, risk communication, and messaging and decision-making for high-consequence, low probability events. She holds advanced degrees from Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, and from Universidad de las Americas, Cholula, Mexico.Bruce Bender, CFMASFPM Flood Insurnace Committee Co-ChairBruce A. Bender specializes in outreach and risk communication services. He currently is consulting nationally on FEMA’s FloodSmart marketing campaign. He also consults on FEMA’s Risk MAP effort, as well as more locally with counties and communities in helping them develop and implement successful outreach and risk communications plans. In addition, Bruce has participated in FEMA-funded studies with such research facilities as RAND Corporation, provided training and facilitation services to a wide array of clients, and has been an expert witness in court cases related to flood and excess flood insurance. Prior to consulting, Bruce worked in the insurance industry for close to 15 years, including managing one of the largest WYO flood insurance programs. Bruce has been active in several flood-related committees and associations and is the current Co-Chair of the ASFPM Insurance Committee. He has a B.S. in Geology from The College of William and Mary……and a flood insurance policy!
Michael Sutfin, CFMBuilding and Zoning Official, City of Ottawa, IL
This Workshop will present a cradle to grave approach for developing and preparing successful Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) acquisition grants based on actual experience. Participants will be introduced to HMGP terms and resources, a Decision Tree for determining early if an HMGP acquisition grant is the right mitigation action or not, major steps and tasks including flood history, Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA), project work schedules, eligible costs, required assurances, and future benefits to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) , the State, the community and to the property owners. This informal setting will address the “Do’s and Don’ts” and will encourage participant sharing.
Introductory Workshop written for attendees with no previous (or limited) experience in FPM or the topic area Level
Experienced floodplain managers will provide case studies of problematic situations encountered as local officials. These will cover all dimensions of a floodplain manager’s job including technical mistakes, political quandaries, funding problems, dealing with Community Assistance Visits, and others. It will include a panel discussion and exercises for participants. This workshop is aimed primarily at new local officials but experienced floodplain managers should find it useful as well.
This training module discusses the basics of flood insurance backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) including: NFIP coverage, rating, policy information, rate and rule changes, and opportunities for flood insurance outreach. This course identifies basic rating elements including compliance and rating elements for enclosures. The differences between Lowest Floor Elevation (LFE) and Base Flood Elevation (BFE), rating differences in A Zones without BFEs, and compliance factors affecting insurance rates are discussed. Resources for outreach and updates will be identified and discussed as well as a brief overview of changes to flood insurance due to the Biggert-Waters 2012 reform bill.
This workshop provides the “So how do you do it?” answer to many of the "frequently asked questions" about mapping the coast. There will be minimal lecture and a focus on live mapping demonstrations that are at the core of the NOAA Coastal Services Center’s products, tools, and services. The live demonstrations will include 1) LiDAR post-processing for coastal mapping uses, and DEM creation2) extracting shorelines and creating tidal surfaces using the National Geodetic Survey’s VDatum tool3) mapping sea level rise, uncertainty, and flood frequency using a GIS.
The 2011 and 2012 hurricane season produced damaging floods in the United States. A key goal of flood recovery work must be to end up with a channel and floodplain that increases public safety over the long term and allows natural river processes to take place. This workshop focuses on post-flood assessment, design, and construction. In addition to short lectures, interactive activities will be conducted to help attendees gain experience in identifying risks and strategizing flood recovery efforts. Attendees should bring a calculator.
Floodplain and Emergency Managers need better tools to assess the effects of hazards on communities. The Nature Conservancy has developed two decision support tools (Climate Wizard, Coastal Resilience) that provide easy-to-use, internet-based approaches for visualizing hazards globally, regionally and locally. In this practical and relevant workshop participants follow an instructor lead tutorial, explore real world examples of hazard mitigation decisions assisted by these tools, and use the instruction to address hazard mitigation via small-team scenario planning exercises. Participants should plan to bring laptops with them to the workshop.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Weather Service (NWS), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have developed a partner-based flood inundation mapping process and guidelines to encourage consistent data-collection, model development, and display methods and a common appearance and functionality for flood inundation map products. The goal of this workshop is to describe those guidelines and provide instructions on how to submit flood inundation maps to a common Federal agency map viewer.
Emergency Managers, Planners, Engineers.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be aware of and understand a common set of technical guidelines adopted by the USGS, NWS, and USACE for flood inundation map development and how to obtain and use them to create flood inundation maps using the guidelines. In addition, they will be made aware of procedures to use to submit the maps for viewing on a common Federal web-based viewer.
1. Overview of IWRSS and Flood Inundation Mapping
2. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Modeling and Mapping
3. Developing static flood inundation map libraries
4. USGS, NWS, and USACE resources and tools
5. How to partner within the common framework
25% Question and Answer Sessions
30 min. Overview of IWRSS and Flood Inundation Mapping (lecture)
30 min. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Modeling (lecture)
30 min. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Modeling (demonstration)
15 min. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Modeling (questions)
15 min. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Mapping (lecture)
15 min. Developing static flood inundation map libraries (lecture)
30 min. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Mapping (demonstration)
15 min. Technical standards for Flood Inundation Mapping (questions)
30 min. USGS, NWS, and USACE resources and tools (demonstration)
15 min. How to partner within the common framework (lecture)
15 min. Wrap-up / General Question and Answer Session
Physical Scientist, USGS WI Water Science Center
Marie Peppler has a Master's Degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has been with the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center since 2002 and now serves as the Hazards Program Coordinator for Wisconsin Internet Mapping. Marie is the Product Coordinator for USGS FIM Program and oversees the management of the Mapper.
Hydrologist, USGS Office of Surface Water
Bob Hainly has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Drexel University. He has been with the USGS for over 35 years and has served in a variety of roles, mostly related to surface water activities. In his current position as a hydrologist in the Office of Surface Water and the USGS National Flood Inundation Mapping Program Coordinator, Bob is responsible for technical oversight and administrative support for the Water Mission Area’s flood inundation mapping activities, including development of studies, methods research, coordination of modeling and mapping focus areas, program and technical evaluation activities, and coordination among other Federal, State, and local water resource and emergency management agencies.
Social media has forever changed the interaction of people with knowledge. As society continues to move away from traditional media outlets, communities will need to provide opportunities for the mobile audience to interact with. This two part introductory workshop is intended to provide participants an interactive and hand-on look at planning, preparing and delivering communications and messaging for their community, agency or company. The first part of the workshop will prepare your agency for social media success using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The second half will introduce participants to the preparation of a communications plan.
Flooding litigation requires years to resolve at great cost to the municipalities sued. This workshop will identify various causes of flooding including real world examples from filed cases. Comparative relationships between past and recent litigation will be provided to build an understanding of the pitfalls in modern stormwater and floodplain management. Based on actual participation in numerous lawsuits, the workshop provides a unique perspective on classifying flood liability and suggestions how to minimize future risk of such situations.
This workshop will provide training on how to effectively us the WARD’S 3D Stormwater Floodplain Simulation System for education and outreach in your community. The 3D Stormwater Floodplain Simulation System is not a computer model…it is a “get your hands wet interactive table top watershed in a box”. All that is needed to run the 3D Stormwater Floodplain Simulation System is your imagination and a bucket of water. Attendees will learn how to engage audiences with interactive “hands-on” activities with the Simulation System. These activities will illustrate the importance of floodplains and raise awareness of the benefits of properly managed floodplains while promoting ASFPM and the profession of floodplain management. The Simulation System is easy to use and very “hands-on”, and offers a real opportunity to educate children and adults alike about the dangers and impacts of unplanned development and human activity in the floodplain.
Intermediate Workshop written for attendees with some experience in FPM or the topic area Level
This workshop will focus on the new touch point opportunities, as well as expected level of involvement and data provided to local officials during a Risk MAP project. The new schedule and data products for flood hazard studies, how to use those products, outreach, and the local official’s roles, responsibilities and tasks will be discussed.
This workshop will provide an overview of sustainable nonstructural techniques, illustrate the steps to collect field data, assess nonstructural techniques, conduct plan formulation, and determine an economic analysis to obtain a benefit-cost ratio. The workshop identifies the hydrologic and nonstructural plan formulation required to assist communities/states to, either individually or in conjunction with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), develop potentially feasible nonstructural flood risk reduction measures which could lead to implementation.
This workshop will focus on the transition of LiDAR data from the acquisition contractor to the receiving entity. It will provide hands-on practice with visualization, quality checking and generating derived products such as gridded elevation models. Students will be expected to bring their own laptops to the workshop with ArcGIS (ArcMap Basic) pre-loaded and will need administrative privilege to load software on their machines during the workshop. Click here to download a free trial version of ArcGIS. LiDAR software and example data will be provided.