ASFPM 2016 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

By presenting at the 2016 ASFPM Annual National Conference, presenters authorized ASFPM to display, show, and redistribute, without alteration, the presentation materials provided at the 2016 ASFPM Annual National Conference.

ASFPM has made available those Concurrent Session presentations that we were provided. Not all presenters chose to share their presentations with us. We will continue to add presentations as they become available from the presenters. If you are looking for a specific presentation that is not on this list, please feel free to contact the presenter directly (Participants List .pdf).

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1


Eric Delong, Deputy City Manager for Grand Rapids, MI

Eric Delong Plenary Video

Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Zero At-Risk Floodplain Development
Kevin Shafer Plenary Video

James R. Morris, Director, USGS Michigan & Ohio Water Science Centers

Floodplain & Water Resources Management – Opportunities & Challenges
James Morris Plenary Video

Moderator: Ceil Strauss, CFM, ASFPM Chair; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Keynote Luncheon

Doug Plasencia, PE, CFM, ASFPM Foundation President, Michael Baker International &
Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, PhD, PE, Professor of Engineering at Glenn L. Martin Institute & Affiliate Professor at School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Meeting the Challenge of Change: Implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and Climate-Informed Science Approach (A Summary Report based on Gilbert F. White National Flood Policy Forum 2015, Published May 2016)
Climate-Informed Science & Flood Risk Management: Opportunities & Challenges. A report on ASFPM Foundation’s Sept. 2015 Gilbert F. White Forum
ASFPM Foundation Report Video

Plenary Session 2


Jeff Payne, PhD, Acting Director, Office for Coastal Management, NOAA

Tools for Building Flood Resilience
Jeff Payne Plenary Video

Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, FEMA

Tools for Building Flood Resilience
Roy Wright Plenary Video

Iain Hyde, CFM, Deputy Director, Colorado Resiliency & Recovery Office

Tools for Building Flood Resilience
Iain Hyde Plenary Video

Rob Moore,, Sr. Policy Analyst, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Tools for Building Flood Resilience
Rob Moore Plenary Video

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

Q&A for Plenary Session 2 coming soon

Plenary Session 3


Linda Langston, Director of Strategic Relations, National Association of Counties (NACo)

An Elected Official’s Perspective on Flood Hazards & Resilience & NACo’s Resilient Communities Initiative
Linda Langston Plenary Video

Mike Kline, State Rivers Program Manager, Vermont DEC Watershed Mgmt. Division

How to Incentivize Communities to Do Effective Mitigation while Protecting Natural & Beneficial Functions
Mike Kline Plenary Video

Harriet Festing, Director, Water Program & RainReady Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL

Urban Flood Management at the Neighborhood Level
Harriet Festing Plenary Video

Moderator: Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, ASFPM Vice Chair, SC DNR

Q&A for Plenary Session 3 coming soon

FEMA Town Hall Session

FEMA Town Hall Video

ASFPM Annual National Awards Luncheon

Masters of Ceremonies: Allison Hardin, CFM and Jerry Robinson, PE, CFM

Awards Luncheon Video

Concurrent Sessions

* Indicates presentations targeted for State Floodplain Managers and Hazard Mitigation Officers

Concurrent Session A – Tuesday

A1: Atkins Showcase

A1 – Motor City Mitigation: Driving to a Better Tomorrow by Stacy Wright, AICP, CFM, Atkins; Michael DuPue, P.E., CFM, Atkins

A2: Restoration Techniques & Tools for Sustainable Floodplain Management

A2 – Mapping Multiple Benefits to Identify Floodplain Conservation & Restoration Priorities by Todd Strole, The Nature Conservancy

A2 – Floodplain Restoration with Large Wood: Opportunities & Practical Considerations by Caitlin Alcott, CE, CFM, Inter-Fluve; Marty Melchior, Inter-Fluve

A2 – Challenges & Solutions for Restoring Floodplain Wetlands by Marla Stelk, Assn. of State Wetland Managers

A3: Flood Insurance Changes & Challenges