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Day 2: Tuesday, May 21

7:00 – 5:00

Registration Open

7:00 – 7:00

Exhibit Hall Open

7:45 – 8:30

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

Continental breakfast and refreshments will be available. 

8:30 – 10:00

Building Resilience, Plenary Session

1. Welcome: Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director; Maria Cox-Lamm, CFM, ASFPM Chair, South Carolina DNR
2. Engineering with Nature for Resilience and Value Creation. Todd Bridges, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Science, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, USACE - 
3.Groundbreaking Building Code Awareness Through Consumer Research—The No Code No Confidence Campaign. Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
4. Where Do We Go From Here? Mark Osler, Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience Science and Services, NOAA

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

10:00 - 10:15

First Timer's Orientation 

Meet near registration desk.

10:00 – 10:30

Break in the Exhibit Hall

Continental breakfast and refreshments will be available. Exhibit viewing and silent auction table will be open. 

10:30 – Noon


Technical Concurrent Sessions Program

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

  • #FloodAfterFire – An Analysis on Improving Modern Community Engagement and Communications
  • Burn Scars as Building Blocks: Lessons Learned From Flood-After-Fire Risk Communications 
  • Building Community Resilience Through Effective Risk Communication

A2: Social Justice Factors in Floodplain Management

  • Socially Vulnerable Populations: Under-Recognized Victims of Flooding Disasters
  • Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Coastal Communities' Participation in CRS
  • Equity & Social Justice: What King County, Washington is Doing to Manage Floodplains More Equitably

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
  • 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
  • Incorporating Natural Floodplain Functions into Mitigation

A8: Michael Baker International Showcase: Building Resilient Communities: Change Starts from Within

Noon – 1:30

Keynote Luncheon, ASFPM Foundation Spotlight

Your badge is your entry ticket with FULL registration. A la carte tickets are available at registration desk. 

Come to learn about some of the activities your donations to ASFPM Foundation have supported during the past year, including the Future Leader Scholarship, the Student Paper
Competition and the Rocky Mountain Environmental Challenge.

1:00 - 5:00

Techincal Field Tour: $45 
Rockin' Projects in Euclid Creek Tour

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: $45, 3.5 CECs
New FEMA P-784, Substantial Damage Estimator Version 3.0
Instructors: Jenny Peffer and Aaron Rupp, PMP, CSM

This hands-on workshop provides training on Substantial Damage estimating and use of the SDE Tool, which was recently updated to version 3.0 with enhanced performance, data accessibility, and usability. The workshop will provide users with basic knowledge of how to determine substantial damage using the tool, including field inspections and assessments, data collection and entry, evaluation and determination of the percent damage for each structure element, quality control, and data assessment, as well as use of the SDE results at the local level in new construction or repair processes. Best practices will be discussed.

1:30 - 5:30

Training Workshop: No fee, but pre-registration is required, 3.5 CECs
State Floodplain Manager 1 on 1 - Mentoring Workshop (state employees only) 

This year’s mentoring workshop will cover Module 5 State FPM Program Authority and Structure: Including Coordination of the NFIP. Topics include understanding state authorities for floodplain management, integrating land use planning and zoning authorities, recognizing the regulatory elements of effective floodplain management programs, the duties and responsibilities of the NFIP state coordination office, and the duties of a state floodplain manager. To see the full list of modules and other resources for state floodplain management staff, and to learn about the state to state mentoring program, visit https://www.floodsciencecenter.org/products/state-mentoring-program/resources/.

1:30 - 5:30 

Training Workshop: $45, 3.5 CECs
Incorporating Natural Floodplain Functions into Mitigation
Instructors: Eileen Shader, CFM, Mike Kline, and Dave Fowler, DCL, CFM

The overall objective for this workshop is to provide technical advice and practical examples of implemented projects that will help floodplain managers plan, design and implement flood hazard mitigation projects that will protect, and restore natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. The workshop will also provide guidance on integrating and promoting multiple water quality benefits within the project by incorporating practices for non-point runoff reduction, reduction in channel erosion, sediment and nutrient load reduction, and habitat improvements for sustaining aquatic life. These benefits can often be overlooked by floodplain managers. The workshop is important because of federal and state policy changes and trends driving funding to use of natural infrastructure/nature-based approaches in flood risk management that achieve multiple benefits.

1:45 – 3:15

ASFPM Chapter Meeting

Chapters are encouraged to sponsor one chapter board member's attendance at the 2019 conference as their representative at this year's ASFPM Chapter Meeting. All chapter board members and committee chairs are invited to attend.

 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: Holistic/Watershed Floodplain Management

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

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

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

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: AECOM SHOWCASE: On the Main Stage: Big Base Level Engineering Data: Big Opportunities, Big Benefits, Big Challenges

3:15 – 3:45

Break in the Exhibit Hall

Snacks and refreshments will be available. Exhibit viewing and silent auction table will be open.

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

  • 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

C2: CRS: National and State Perspectives

  • 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
  • Substantial Damage: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Answers to Questions about Substantial Damage in the Post-Disaster Environment

C8: FEMA Showcase 

3:45 - 5:15 

9th Annual ASFPM Foundation Student Paper Competition

Judges: ASFPM Foundation Trustees

“A Win-Lose Situation for Floodplain Buyouts: Exploring the Impacts of Floodplain Buyouts on Participants in the
State of Illinois” Jasmine Thomas, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

“Disaster Exposure and Migration: The Impact of Major and Minor Flood Events on Population Loss.” Nora Louise
Schwaller and Jordan Branham, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

5:15 – 7:00

Exhibits Reception & Silent Auction 

Sponsored by: STARR II

All registered attendees and registered guests are welcome to attend. Enjoy refreshments as you mingle with sponsors, exhibitors, and partners.

View items on display at the silent auction, which supports the ASFPM Foundation's important work for scholarships and state symposia, among other projects.

  Open Evening - Enjoy Your Night in Cleveland!

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