ASFPM 2018 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenaries and Luncheons

Plenary Session 1

Welcome Address

Ingrid Wadsworth, CFM, ASFPM Deputy Director

Welcome Address Video

Rebuilding 2017 – The Year of Disasters

Honorable Edward M. Emmett, Judge and presiding officer of Harris County Commissioners Court, TX

Harvey Hammered Harris County! Rebuilding Texas
Plenary Video

Christy Jones, PE, Deputy Director, Security and Emergency Management Program, California DWR

2017 in CA: A Year for Floods, Fires and Other Disasters
Plenary Video

Moderator: Ingrid Wadsworth, CFM, ASFPM Deputy Director

Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by PWC

Doug Plasencia, PE, CFM, ASFPM Foundation President, Moffatt & Nichol

State of the ASFPM Foundation
State of the ASFPM Foundation Video

Ian Dinham, President Floodplain Management Australia

The Australian Take on Flood Insurance, Climate Change & Mitigation
Keynote Video

Jesus Mulgado, U of Arizona student, ASFPM Foundation’s first recipient of the Future Leaders Scholarship

Keynote Address on Scholarship Video

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

Plenary Session 2

NFIP Issues and Implementation Strategies

JoAnn Jay Howard, JD, President, H2O Partners, former Federal Insurance Administrator


Cheryl Small, Executive Director, National Flood Association (NFDA)


Laura Lightbody, Project Director, Flood Prepared Communities, The PEW Charitable Trusts


Carolyn Kousky, PhD, Director of Policy Research and Engagement, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania


David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, FEMA


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

FEMA Resilience Forum

FEMA Resilience Forum Video

Plenary Session 3

Making it Work: Flood Mitigation BestPractices and Success Stories

Steve Martin, CPM, CFM, State NFIP Coordinator/State Floodplain Manager, Florida Bureau of Mitigation

Plenary Presentation

Kelli Sertich, AICP, CFM, Branch Manager for Policy, Planning & Coordination, Flood Control Dist. of Maricopa Cnty., AZ

Plenary Presentation

Roger Lindsey, PE, CFM, Stormwater Program Manager, Nashville Metro Water Services

Plenary Presentation

Moderator: Brian Varrella, CFM, ASFPM Vice Chair, Colorado DOT

ASFPM National Awards Luncheon

Masters of Ceremonies: Diane Brown and Jerry Robinson, PE, CFM

Presentation (PPT of photos taken throughout the conference)
Awards Luncheon Video

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions – Monday

Presentation about Arid Regions Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Rigel Rucker

2D Floodways as presented during Monday’s Policy Discussions by Rigel Rucker

Concurrent Session A – Tuesday

A1: Real Time Modeling

A1 – Integrating Social Vulnerability and Flood Safety Modeling by John Pritchard, PE, CFM, Wood Rodgers, Inc.

A1 – Improving the Flood Intelligence for the Sacramento River System using the California-Nevada/National Weather Service Flood Forecast Data by Chris Ferrari, PE, CFM, GEI Consultants

A1 – Real-Time Flood Forecasting in Nashville, TN using HEC-RTS by Brantley Thames, PE – TN, USACE

A2: Large Scale Assessments of Mitigation Options

A2 – Go, Collaborate, and Mitigate! Coordinated Solutions Floodplain Management and Risk Reduction by Caroline Cunningham, CFM, AICP, ABCP, Stantec