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Conference Program

 

Day 1 – Sunday, June 7, 2020

Time
Session
Instructors / Hosts / Details
Time : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Session :
Registration Desk Hours
Registration Desk Hours
Details : The registration desk is located on the first floor of the Convention Center. It will be open to serve you 10-5:30 Sunday, 7-5 Monday-Thursday.
Time : 7:00 - 8:00 AM
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Session :
ASFPM Board Member Breakfast
(Invitation Only)
ASFPM Board Member Breakfast
(Invitation Only)
Time : 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session :
ASFPM Board Meeting
(Invitation Only)
ASFPM Board Meeting
(Invitation Only)
Time : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Floodplain Mgmt. 101
(additonal cost - $80)
Training Workshop:
Floodplain Mgmt. 101
(additonal cost - $80)
Instructor : Jennifer Marcy, CFM Heidi M. Carlin, CFM and Shanna Michael, CFM
Details : Floodplain Management 101 covers the basic tenets of the NFIP and the minimum administrative requirements to successfully implement a community Floodplain Management program. Participants will learn the fundamentals of individual and local responsibilities for managing flood risks and loss through proper permitting and planning. Topics covered 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 than two years of experience. Cost to register is $80.00.
Time : 12:30 - 2:00 PM
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Session :
ASFPM Board & Committee Co-Chairs Luncheon
(Invitation Only)
ASFPM Board & Committee Co-Chairs Luncheon
(Invitation Only)
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
FEMA & USASE: Working Together for a Risk Informed Future
(additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
FEMA & USASE: Working Together for a Risk Informed Future
(additional cost - $45)
Instructor : Tammy Conforti, P.E., CFF and Suzanne Vermeer, P.E., CFM
Details : Ms. Conforti and Ms. Vermeer will articulate coordinated efforts by these two federal agencies to move the nation to a more risk management approach.
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
How Mitigation Can Reduce Insurance Rates and Improve Resiliency: ECs, Lowest Floor Guide, and Insurance Rating Basics
(additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
How Mitigation Can Reduce Insurance Rates and Improve Resiliency: ECs, Lowest Floor Guide, and Insurance Rating Basics
(additional cost - $45)
Instructor : Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM
Details : This workshop will use real-life examples and case studies to demonstrate how information documented on Elevation Certificates affects elevation-based flood insurance rates and provide hands-on experience devising strategies for reducing insurance costs. This will equip participants to assist property owners with identifying and evaluating mitigation options, particularly low-cost or partial mitigation steps that may change the building diagram and/or reduce rates, even when the whole structure cannot be elevated.
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Reducing Flood Risk Through Nonstructural Flood Proofing (additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Reducing Flood Risk Through Nonstructural Flood Proofing (additional cost - $45)
Instructor : Lea Adams, P.E. John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM Tammie Devooght Blaney and Gene Barr, CFM
Details : Come learn about nonstructural flood proofing from a range of perspectives, including USACE, FEMA and boots-on-the-ground practitioners and consultants. This workshop will focus on nonstructural measures and techniques that individuals and communities can employ to reduce flood risk, and will include information on federal programs that support nonstructural implementation. This is your chance to connect with experts on the latest in nonstructural methods.
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Grant Application Planning: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
(additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Grant Application Planning: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
(additional cost - $45)
Instructor : Camille Crain
Details : This workshop is modelled after part of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) annual workshop at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), a four-day course which provides students with a deeper understanding of the grants programs. This workshop is a great overview of the prospective grant applicants who cannot attend EMI and who are interested particularly in the launch and execution of FEMA’s new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program. Attendees will come away with a broad knowledge of the BRIC Program key objectives which drive towards increasing awareness, mitigation investments and resilience at the local level.
Time : 2:00 - 5:30 PM
2:00 - 5:30 PM
Session :
ASFPM Committee Chairs Mtg.
(Invitation Only)
ASFPM Committee Chairs Mtg.
(Invitation Only)
Time : 3:00 - 3:15 PM
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Session :
First Timers Orientation
First Timers Orientation
Details : New attendees should plan to attend one of these 15-minute sessions to help you get the most out of the week. Meets near registration desk.
Time : 5:00 - 5:15 PM
5:00 - 5:15 PM
Session :
First Timers Orientation
First Timers Orientation
Details : New attendees should plan to attend one of these 15-minute sessions to help you get the most out of the week. Meets near registration desk.
Time : 5:30 - 7:00 PM
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Session :
State Floodplain Mgrs./Hazard Mitigation Officers, & ASFPM Board Directors Meet & Greet
(Invitation Only)
State Floodplain Mgrs./Hazard Mitigation Officers, & ASFPM Board Directors Meet & Greet
(Invitation Only)
Time : 7:00 - 10:00 PM
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Session :
Welcome Fest
Welcome Fest
Host : Hosted by TFMA and Local/Chapter Sponsors
Details : Start off the conference by reconnecting with friends at the Welcome Fest. Music, food and beverages will be provided. ATTENDEE & GUEST NAME BADGES MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ADMISSION.

 

Day 2 – Monday, June 8, 2020

Time
Session
Instructors / Hosts / Details
Time : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Session :
Registration Desk Hours
Registration Desk Hours
Details : The registration desk is located on the first floor of the Convention Center. It will be open to serve you 10-5:30 Sunday, 7-5 Monday-Thursday.
Time : 8:00 - 9:00 AM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Session :
National Policy Discussion
National Policy Discussion
Details : General Policy Issues Overview & Legislative Update
Time : 8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Coordinate Your Floodplain Management Ordinance with Your Building Code
(additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Coordinate Your Floodplain Management Ordinance with Your Building Code
(additional cost - $45)
Instructor : John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM
Details : This workshop is for everyone who works in one of the nearly 10,000 NFIP communities that also enforce building codes with requirements for buildings in special flood hazard areas. We’ll highlight advantages of relying on the flood provisions of the building codes to govern design and construction of buildings; review some distinctions between International Code provisions and NFIP floodplain management requirements; introduce three versions of a code-coordinated model ordinance prepared by FEMA; and help you answer questions to jumpstart the coordination process. This workshop is based on the newly updated ICC/FEMA publication Reducing Flood Losses through the I-Codes.
Time : 8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Starting Your Own Program to Engage Real Estate Agents in Flood Risk Communication
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Starting Your Own Program to Engage Real Estate Agents in Flood Risk Communication
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Tallant Burley and Lisa Foster, CFM
Details : Taking elements from Pinellas County’s, Florida Real Estate Agents Disclosure Program, a joint effort between the County and real estate, and from NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency’s Continuing Education course on flood insurance, developed with NYS Real Estate Association; this workshop discusses planning for and engaging with real estate to inform potential buyers whether a property is in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and if flood insurance is needed. Learn how to engage real estate in your community to be key stakeholders delivering flood risk messages and helping communities to save on flood insurance through the Community Rating System.
Time : 8:00 AM - Noon
8:00 AM - Noon
Session :
Training Workshop:
Leveraging Social Marketing and Behavior Techniques to Increase Flood Risk Awareness and Action
(additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Leveraging Social Marketing and Behavior Techniques to Increase Flood Risk Awareness and Action
(additional cost - $45)
Instructor : Katrina Tavanlar, CMAP
Details : ANDREW. KATRINA. SANDY. HARVEY. IRMA. MARIA. Combined, these disasters cost the U.S. $520 billion and left lasting physical, emotional, and economic scars across more than half of the states and territories in the nation. Yet, while the costs of disasters continue to rise, citizens underestimate the risks they face. Floodplain administrators and other local officials nationwide are anxious and eager to engage their citizens in taking action against risk. Unfortunately, they are often faced with a distracted, busy, and confused public. Social Marketing is an approach that leverages commercial marketing principles and techniques with social science to influence behaviors that can benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. This workshop will help local officials understand how to use Social Marketing techniques to address the resistance to taking action against flood risk. We will explore ways to understand the barriers to mitigation; segment your target audience to maximize the effectiveness of your message; and how to create as strategic communications and outreach plan that truly engages and captivates the busy public.
Time : 8:00 AM - Noon
8:00 AM - Noon
Session :
Training Workshop:
Flood Insurance for Floodplain Managers
(additional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Flood Insurance for Floodplain Managers
(additional cost - $45)
Instructor : Bruce Bender, CFM
Details : This training module discusses the basics of flood insurance backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) including 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.
Time : 9:00 - 9:30 AM
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Session :
Break
Break
Time : 9:30 - 11:45 AM
9:30 - 11:45 AM
Session :
International Policy Discussion
International Policy Discussion
Time : 9:30 - 11:45 AM
9:30 - 11:45 AM
Session :
Floodplain Regulations Policy Discussion
Floodplain Regulations Policy Discussion
Time : 9:30 - 11:45 AM
9:30 - 11:45 AM
Session :
Mapping & Engineering Standards Policy Discussion
Mapping & Engineering Standards Policy Discussion
Time : 9:30 - 11:45 AM
9:30 - 11:45 AM
Session :
Mitigation Policy Discussion
Mitigation Policy Discussion
Time : 9:30 - 11:45 AM
9:30 - 11:45 AM
Session :
Professional Development and Continuting Education Policy Discussion
Professional Development and Continuting Education Policy Discussion
Time : 9:30 - 11:45 AM
9:30 - 11:45 AM
Session :
Risk Communication & Outreach Policy Discussion
Risk Communication & Outreach Policy Discussion
Time : 10:00 - 10:15 AM
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Session :
First Timers Orientation
First Timers Orientation
Details : New attendees should plan to attend one of these 15-minute sessions to help you get the most out of the week. Meets near registration desk.
Time : 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session :
Technical Field Tour:
Johnson Creek Flood Mitigation Tour
(addtional cost - $45)
Technical Field Tour:
Johnson Creek Flood Mitigation Tour
(addtional cost - $45)
Details : The City of Arlington, Texas is home to the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, Six Flags, and the soon to be first National Medal of Honor Museum. These economic drivers for the City all border or encompass the Johnson Creek floodplain, which, after 30 years of studies, is still one of the City’s main watersheds in need of significant flood mitigation. Johnson Creek has been a symbol of the long term persistence required to make substantial improvements in an urban watershed. Great strides have been taken to remove over 142 structures from the floodplain, to ensure accurate floodplain mapping for the main stem and tributaries, to conduct a geomorphological analysis to better understand stream stability issues, to upsize bridge crossings, and to dredge in-stream ponds to counteract deposition from severe erosion.

However, much more can be done. A recent watershed study showed over $99 million in new flood mitigation projects and over $50 million in stream stabilization projects. The numbers are daunting given that Johnson Creek only contains 15% of the City’s stream miles and the City’s funding source for these types of projects is only about $9 million a year. Nevertheless, the City continues to tackle Johnson Creek one project at a time.

On the tour, we will visit the restored original buyout area that is now a valuable community resource. We will visit a future project area along one of the tributaries to Johnson Creek, highlighting the complications of large scale urban flood mitigation. Finally, we will visit the original eco-system restoration area and dredging site in the middle of the Entertainment District to talk about the economic benefits of rivers in a community.
Time : Noon - 1:00 PM
Noon - 1:00 PM
Session :
Lunch on your own
Lunch on your own
Time : Noon - 1:00 PM
Noon - 1:00 PM
Session :
Regional Discussion Meetings
Regional Discussion Meetings
Instructor : Hosted by ASFPM Regional Directors
Host : Meet with ASFPM directors, colleagues and partners from your regional districts.
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Communication as a Fundamental Skill for Mitigating Risk
(addtional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Communication as a Fundamental Skill for Mitigating Risk
(addtional cost - $45)
Instructor : Kellie Mullen
Details : Arguing the facts doesn’t help, and it can even make the situation worse. Available research makes it clear that data alone will never drive community action. Efforts to encourage mitigation action can be bolstered by using authentic, and emotional narratives that help listeners connect with the message. Simply put, the way our brains work means that we need strong communication skills to help communities believe that their flood risk is real and value mitigation options. This training workshop will delve into the science behind our biases and decision-making, and show how to use the power of stories to overcome them.
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Engaging Your Local Elected Official in Coastal and Floodplain Management
(addtional cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Engaging Your Local Elected Official in Coastal and Floodplain Management
(addtional cost - $45)
Instructor : Haley Briel; Dave Fowler, CFM; and Jeff Stone, CFM
Details : As extreme rain, flooding and climate-related events are increasing in frequency and severity, it is particularly important for coastal and floodplain managers to work with their local elected officials to build resilience and reduce flood risk at the local level. Join us for an interactive workshop on how floodplain managers can effectively engage and communicate with local elected officials to encourage the development of more resilient communities. This workshop will showcase the new National Association of Counties (NACo) Local Government Guide to Coastal Management and ASFPM’s Elected Officials Guide for Understanding and Managing Flood Risk.
Time : 1:15 - 3:30 PM
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Arid Regions Policy Discussion
Arid Regions Policy Discussion
Time : 1:15 - 3:30 PM
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Coastal Issues Policy Discussion
Coastal Issues Policy Discussion
Time : 1:15 - 3:30 PM
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Watershed POD Policy Discussion
Watershed POD Policy Discussion
Time : 1:15 - 3:30 PM
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Higher Education Policy Discussion
Higher Education Policy Discussion
Time : 1:15 - 3:30 PM
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Flood Insurance Policy Discussion
Flood Insurance Policy Discussion
Time : 1:15 - 3:30 PM
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Nonstructural Floodproofing Policy Discussion
Nonstructural Floodproofing Policy Discussion
Time : 3:00 - 5:00 PM
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
CTP Conversation
CTP Conversation
Time : 3:00 - 3:15 PM
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Session :
First Timers Orientation
First Timers Orientation
Details : New attendees should plan to attend one of these 15-minute sessions to help you get the most out of the week. Meets near registration desk.
Time : 3:30 - 4:00 PM
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Session :
Break
Break
Time : 4:00 - 5:00 PM
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
ASFPM Membership Meeting
ASFPM Membership Meeting
Time : 4:00 - 7:00 PM
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Session :
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) Exam:
Pre-register 2 weeks prior
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) Exam:
Pre-register 2 weeks prior
Details : ASFPM will conduct the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam on Monday and Thursday during this conference. Information and the application are online. Go to www.floods.org and drop down the Certification menu for more information about the program. Persons interested in taking this examination must complete the application, pay the fee, and be pre-approved by ASFPM by May 6 in order to qualify. Questions about the CFM Program should be directed to CFM@floods.org. If you reside in one of the six nationally accredited states – Arkansas, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas – you must contact them directly to apply for and arrange to take the exam.
Time : 5:00 - 7:00 PM
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Session :
Exhibits Grand Opening Reception & Silent Auction Commences
Exhibits Grand Opening Reception & Silent Auction Commences
Details : All registered attendees and registered guests are welcome to attend the grand opening of the exhibit hall. 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.

 

Day 3 – Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Time
Session
Instructors / Hosts / Details
Time : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Session :
Registration Open
Registration Open
Time : 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Session :
Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall Open
Time : 7:45 - 8:30 AM
7:45 - 8:30 AM
Session :
Light breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Light breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Time : 8:30 - 10:00 AM
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Session :
Plenary Session
Plenary Session
Time : 10:00 - 10:15 AM
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Session :
First Timers Orientation
First Timers Orientation
Time : 10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Session :
Break in Exhibit Hall
Break in Exhibit Hall
Time : 10:30 AM - Noon
10:30 AM - Noon
Session :
Concurrent Session A
Concurrent Session A
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Post-Disaster
Track 7: Stormwater
Track 8: Showcase

A1: State Mapping Initiatives
Developing Base Level Engineering for Texas Watersheds-a Cooperating Technical Partners Initiative
Paper to the Future: Colorado from Paper Maps to Risk MAP and Beyond
The Kansas 2D BLE Statewide Initiative

A2: Modeling for Design
SRH-2D vs. HEC-RAS: A Case Study on Bridge Modeling Hydraulics
2-D in the Water Resources Mainstream: Eye Opening Case Studies of Simplicity & Value
An Inundated Highway Parallel to the Floodplain: Modeling to Protect Bridge Infrastructure

A3: Resilience: Definition, Policy, and Practice
What is Resilience and why is it important that we define it?
How Cities and States are Using Policy to Prepare for the Next Flood
Plans, Projects, Partnerships and Funding – A Compilation of Innovative Global Resilience Activities

A4: Floodplain Management Policy
ESA and the NFIP: Protecting Endangered Species in Pacific Northwest Floodplains
Floodways - Original Intent
Shifting from Binary to Graduated View of Flood Risks: 100-Year Standard Past and Future

A5: Risk Communication Tools that Work (and some that don't)
If you build it, they (probably) won't come.
Piloting Resilience Innovation: How to build the plane while flying
Billboards vs. Facebook – Keys to a Flood Education Program’s Success

A6: The Hidden Realities of Floods
The Mental Cost of Flood Events
Partnerships in Response and Resiliency
Let’s Talk Common Sense About Mold After a Flood

A7: Trends in Stormwater Management
Fishermans Bend Water Sensitive Drainage and Flood Study
Before the Growth: An Opportunity for Flood Prevention in North Texas
Modifying Traditional Detention Design to manage High-Frequency and Short-Duration Storm Events

A8: Showcase
Time : Noon - 1:30 PM
Noon - 1:30 PM
Session :
Keynote Luncheon, ASFPM Foundation Spotlight
Keynote Luncheon, ASFPM Foundation Spotlight
Details : Your badge is your entry ticket with FULL registration. A la carte tickets are available at registration desk.
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Technical Field Tour:
National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Tour
(additonal cost - $45)
Technical Field Tour:
National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Tour
(additonal cost - $45)
Details : NWS River Forecast Centers play a pivotal role in supporting this Federal agency's prime responsibility to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. The tour to the WGRFC will provide visitors insight of the "day to day" operations at a NWS River Forecast Center. Major topics to be discussed and/or demonstrated will be NWS methods in (1) Precipitation Forecasting (2) Precipitation Analysis (3) Headwater River Modeling (4) Mainstem River Forecasting, and (5) Messaging the forecast. The tour will also highlight the collaborative relationships that NWS fosters with other Federal, State, Municipal partners and organizations including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) which will host static displays of some of their equipment and capabilities.
Time : 1:30 - 5:30 PM
1:30 - 5:30 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Integrating Green Infrastructure: Community Water Planning to Achieve Multiple Objectives
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Integrating Green Infrastructure: Community Water Planning to Achieve Multiple Objectives
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Ken Hendrickson, Kamilah Carter, Suzanna Perea, and Matthew McCullough
Details : FEMA and EPA staff have come together to present an integrated approach to community water planning. Communities often have several plans to address community water issues (Stormwater management, Watershed Planning, Source Water Protection, Flood Risk Reduction). Integrating these plans and implementing practices that address multiple objectives can open up new sources of funding, increase community resilience, and make your water planning more effective. Learn how to integrate green infrastructure, low impact development, and nature-based practices into your hazard mitigation planning efforts. Explore community case studies and begin identifying your own community objectives through classroom exercises.
Time : 1:30 - 5:30 PM
1:30 - 5:30 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Reviewing HEC-RAS 2-D Models: Pretty Colorful Animations are Not Always Accurate
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Reviewing HEC-RAS 2-D Models: Pretty Colorful Animations are Not Always Accurate
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Sunit Deo, P.E., CFM and Brandon Hilbrich, P.E., CFM
Details : Do you think that all HEC-RAS 2-D models that run and provide results are justified and correct? Not Always. Learn good modeling practices and identify commonly overlooked mistakes in RAS 2D models.
Time : 1:30 - 5:30 PM
1:30 - 5:30 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Becoming a Flood Risk Manager: Tools for Local Floodplain Administrators
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Becoming a Flood Risk Manager: Tools for Local Floodplain Administrators
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Brandon Banks, GISP, PMP; Manny Perotin, P.E., PMP, CFM; Jessica Baker, P.E., PMP, CFM; and Nathan Montague
Details : Challenges and opportunities are pushing the limits of traditional local floodplain administrator duties. Floodplain Administrators are consulted on many local decisions, including planning, building codes, other natural hazards, flood protection, mitigation investment, addressing concerns about rising costs of insurance, considering the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to flooding, and supporting community recovery from flooding disasters.
Time : 1:30 - 5:30 PM
1:30 - 5:30 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Cooperating Technical Partners Bootcamp: How to Partner with FEMA to Reduce Risk
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Cooperating Technical Partners Bootcamp: How to Partner with FEMA to Reduce Risk
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Laura Algeo, P.E; Necolle Maccherone, CFM; and Marc Pearson, GISP, CFM
Details : This workshop is modelled after the CTP Special Topics Course at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) that provides students with a deeper understanding of the CTP Program and how it operates. This workshop is a great overview of the CTP Program for students who cannot attend EMI. Attendees will come away with a broad knowledge of the CTP Program and specifics about some of the CTP Program’s key objectives in the following areas: 1. CTP Program operations and planning 2. Grants Management 3. Technical Program specifics in the areas of the Mapping Information Platform (MIP) and Guidelines and Standards for Flood Mapping Projects 4. Communications and Media Outreach
Time : 1:45 - 3:45 PM
1:45 - 3:45 PM
Session :
ASFPM Chapter Meeting
ASFPM Chapter Meeting
Details : Chapters are encouraged to sponsor one chapter board member’s attendance at the 2020 conference as their representative at this year’s ASFPM Chapter Meeting. All chapter board members and committee chairs are invited to attend.
Time : 1:45 - 3:15 PM
1:45 - 3:15 PM
Session :
Concurrent Session B
Concurrent Session B
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Dams and Levees
Track 7: Natural and Beneficial Functions
Track 8: Showcase

B1: Prioritizing & Ranking Mapping Needs
The Indiana DNR Floodway Reaches / CNMS Cost Estimating Tool
Every State and Territory Needs a Flood Risk Data Business Plan
Leveraging Local Mapping Needs into FEMA’s Discovery Process: A Discovery Needs Ranking System Overview

B2: Beyond the 100-Year: Probabilistic and Frequency Analysis
Using Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Intensive Flood Risk Modeling
Probabilistic Flood Risk Analysis Using 1-D Coastal Models: The Future is Now
Listening to Community Feedback When Performing Hydrologic Analysis: the Nisqually River Case

B3: Mitigating Risk for Community Lifelines
Hardening Your Water Utilities – Protective Measures to Reduce Future Damage
Authority of NY & NJ JFK International Airport Stormwater Outfalls and Port Newark Building 111
Addressing High Risks With Limited Funding: Fort Worth's Hazardous Roadway Overtopping Program

B4: Local Floodplain Manager Processes and Duties
Working Together to Simplify Permitting in the Trinity River Corridor
The Big One Hit! Now What?
Risk Rating 2.0 and What it Might Mean to the Local Floodplain Administrator<

B5: Risk-Informed Decision Making
Exploring factors that influence home buyers’ flood risk perception
Communicating uncertainty and risk in flood forecasts: how does probabilistic information affect decision-making?
Computational Scientist Probabilistic Flood Risk Analysis to Support Risk Informed Decision-Making

B6: Dam and Levee Breach Modeling and Risk Assessments
Estimating Residual Risk Behind Levees with Breach Modeling
County OES Flood Decision Support System (FODSS) Tool
Extreme Flood Mitigation by Dams under Present and Future Climate

B7: Benefits of Stream Restoration
Economic Impact of Floodplain Restoration on Property Values and Revenue
Returning Ecology to Cities - Renaturalization of Concrete Lined Urban River Systems
Urban Wetlands Protection and Restoration for Hazard Management

B8: Showcase
Time : 3:15 - 3:45 PM
3:15 - 3:45 PM
Session :
Break in Exhibit Hall
Break in Exhibit Hall
Time : 3:45 - 5:15 PM
3:45 - 5:15 PM
Session :
10th Annual ASFPM Foundation Student Paper Competition
10th Annual ASFPM Foundation Student Paper Competition
Time : 3:45 - 5:15 PM
3:45 - 5:15 PM
Session :
Concurrent Session C
Concurrent Session C
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Post-Disaster
Track 7: Stormwater
Track 8: Showcase

C1: Transforming the Floodplain Mapping Program
Clouds Ahead: A Data Platform and Web Services for NFIP Mapping
It is Time to Change how FEMA Maps Coastal Flooding – A Proposal
In Pursuit of Accuracy

C2: Modeling Complex and Unique Systems
Evaluating Downstream Impacts of Flood Control Projects by Streambed Mobilization Energy
Lacustrine Hydrologic Modeling of Lake Champlain
Innovative Combined Coastal/Inland Flooding Models and Solutions for Use in Coastal/Estuarine Areas to Enhance Resilience

C3: Building Science and Floodproofing
Giving multi-family buildings a new lease on life from Flooding
Building Codes Save: FEMA’s Nationwide Building Code Losses Avoided Study
New Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Historic Buildings from the National Park Service

C4: Local Floodplain Regulations and Higher Standards
Adapting to Atlas 14: Austin's Proactive Approach to a Higher Flood Risk
Code Overhaul: A Comprehensive Look at How Disasters Can Give Rise to Changes in Land Use, Building, and Other Code Documents, and How to Get Out in Front of It
Achieving Flood Resiliency Through Higher Standards Saves Communities’ Resources

C5: Unique Approaches to Risk Communication
The Mitigation Message Calendar: A Tool for Social Media
Experiential Learning and Pop-Ups for Resilience
Engaging the Arts to Promote Disaster Risk Reduction

C6: Learning from Recent Major Flood Events
After Dorian: Substantial Damage Assessments on a Remote Barrier Island
2019 Nebraska Flood Overview & the Importance of Post-Event Data Collection
May 2019 Arkansas River Flood: An Emergency Operations Center Perspective

C7: Stormwater Permitting
Post Construction Water Quality for MS4 Permit Compliance
Erosion Control Applications across the United States - Case Studies
Mitigating Urban Flooding in a Combined Sewer Area: A Philadelphia Case Study

C8: Showcase
Time : 5:15 - 7:00 PM
5:15 - 7:00 PM
Session :
Exhibits Reception & Silent Auction
Exhibits Reception & Silent Auction
Details : 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.
Time : 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Session :
Open Evening - Enjoy Fort Worth!
Open Evening - Enjoy Fort Worth!

 

Day 4 – Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Time
Session
Instructors / Hosts / Details
Time : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Session :
Registration Open
Registration Open
Time : 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session :
Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall Open
Time : 7:00 - 9:00 AM
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Session :
Running of the Chapters – ASFPM 8th Annual 5k Fun Run & Walk
Running of the Chapters – ASFPM 8th Annual 5k Fun Run & Walk
Time : 7:45 - 8:30 AM
7:45 - 8:30 AM
Session :
Light breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Light breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Time : 8:30 - 10:00 AM
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Session :
Plenary Session
Plenary Session
Time : 10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Session :
Break in the Exhibit Hall
Break in the Exhibit Hall
Time : 10:30 - Noon
10:30 - Noon
Session :
Concurrent Session D
Concurrent Session D
Details :
Track 1: Equity
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Watershed
Track 6: Coastal

D1: Equity Considerations in Floodplain Management
Equitable Engagement for Flood Risk and Resilience Work
Shenanigans in Flood Management: The Case Study of Staten Island, New York
Participatory Design for Greater Stakeholder Inclusion & Better Outcomes

D2: Future of Flood Modeling
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling: Today's (and Tomorrow's) Design Scenarios
Climate Change in Your Home Town: An overview of how what we see in the media can be distilled into a practical application of future flood risk for your community
System Wide Flood Risk Analysis using Integrated Coastal and Inland Modeling and Tools Development to Analyze Large Asset Database: JEA System Wide Resiliency Program

D3: FEMA Mitigation Programs and Grant Applications
The New Building Resilience Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program: What Stakeholders Should Know
Best Practices for Large Infrastructure Projects in the PDM and FMA Programs
A History of Hazard Mitigation and Historic Preservation in North Carolina

D4: Flood Insurance and Risk Rating 2.0
Risk Rating 2.0 Overview
Risk Rating 2.0 and Floodplain Management
FEMA Panel Discussion: Flood Insurance… What Every Floodplain Manager Should Know

D5: Watershed-Scale Flood Management Initiatives
Trinity River Common Vision: 30 Years Strong and Growing
Snapshot of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative
The Iowa Watershed Approach: A Scalable and Replicable Model for Managing Water Resources

D6: Sea Level Rise Tools and Planning
NOAA’s Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods – a decision support tool for Coastal Communities facing Sea Level Rise
Responding to Rising Seas: An Introduction to Georgetown Climate Center's Managed Retreat Toolkit
Probabilistic Approach to Incorporate Sea Level Rise into Assessments of Coastal Flood Risk
Time : Noon - 1:30 PM
Noon - 1:30 PM
Session :
Lunch on your own
Lunch on your own
Details : Concessions will be available for purchase in Exhibit Hall
Time : 12:30 - 1:30 PM
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Session :
Chapter Networking Lunch
Chapter Networking Lunch
Time : 1:00 - 5:00 PM
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Technical Field Tour:
Fort Worth Central City Tour
(additonal cost - $45)
Technical Field Tour:
Fort Worth Central City Tour
(additonal cost - $45)
Details : The City of Fort Worth, Texas was born on the banks of the Trinity River. Starting as a military outpost in 1849 to the present the City has experienced constant growth. Devasting floods in 1908, 1922, and 1949 resulted in loss of human life and property damages. The 1949 flood resulted in the creation of the USACE- Fort Worth District which completed the design and construction of the 27- mile Fort Worth Floodway as it stands today. Built primarily from 1950 to 1957, the existing levee system protects an estimated $1.2 billion in assets. Fort Worth’s population during this time has increased from 280,000 in 1950 to nearly 900,000 as of 2018 estimates. This expansive growth within the floodplain has facilitated a rethinking of the Fort Worth Flood Protection system.

Come join us on a tour of the Fort Worth Central City project which is being planned, designed, and constructed through a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Tarrant Regional Water District including contributions from the City of Fort Worth, and Tarrant County.

This tour will give participants an opportunity to get an overview of this community changing project. The tour will begin at the Trinity River Vision Authority Education Center followed by a bus tour of the site to see the current construction of the signature V-pier bridges that will span the future bypass channel and completed valley storage mitigation sites.
Time : 1:00 - 3:30 PM
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Concurrent Session E
Concurrent Session E
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Dams and Levees
Track 7: Stormwater
Track 8: International
Track 9: State Day 1

E1: To BLE or Not to BLE
Base Level Engineering to Detailed Studies
Efficient Regional Scale Flood Mapping - Indicative Fluvial Flood Map for Ireland
Building Community Capability with the Base Level Engineering Desk Reference

E2: Modeling Texas Style
Regulating Behind the Levee – Expectation Versus Reality
1D Models Cannot Handle Texas Sized Floodplains
Real World Application of HEC-RAS 2D Modeling: Rehabilitation of the Richland-Chambers Wetlands

E3: Coastal Resilience: Policy and Projects
U.S. Federal Climate Resiliency Policy: Is the Political Divide being Bridged?
The Future of Waterfront Property: Policy Considerations for States and State Floodplain Managers
Integrated Strategies for Resilience to Future Flooding in Virginia Beach, VA

E4: CRS - National Perspective
CRS Retrograde, Now What?
FEMA-USFWS-NMFS Partner to Incorporate Credit for Protecting Threatened and Endangered Species into the Community Rating System
Maximizing CRS points for your Hazard Mitigation Plan

E5: Unique Approaches to Risk Communication 2
Water You Gonna Do? An Educational Game about Watershed Management
Regional Sales Manager Utilizing location technology for flood preparedness, management, mitigation, recovery and resilience
Using Augmented Reality to Communicate Flood Risk & Risk Management Solutions

E6: Dam and Levee Planning and Risk Communication
Dam Failure: How to Prepare Your Community
Managing Dam Flood Risk with Effective Floodplain Management and Emergency Planning
Community Education, Outreach, and Success Stories for Levees

E7: Local Stormwater Management Initiatives
Fort Worth’s Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program: Cowtown’s Approach To Wrangling Storm Drains
Risk Management in Site Design: Don't Forget to Look Offsite
Asset Management: A Tool for Floodplain Managers that Ties into CRS, HMAP and Grants

E8: The Silver Lining of Flood Disasters: International Experiences
The Tous Dam Disaster in 1982: Changing the Paradigm to Manage Floods
Never Again! Disaster, Dry Feet, and the Dutch
An Unfortunate Series of Events Tests the Resiliency of the Hidroituango Dam on May 2018

E9: State Day - NFIP (4 speakers)
Best Practices for Collaboration Between State and FEMA Regional Floodplain Management Programs
Floodplain Platform for Community Information
Data-driven Decisions: Connecting Risk Analysis to Floodplain Management
Guidance for Flood Damage Prevention & Resilience in Rural Alabama
Time : 3:00 - 3:30 PM
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Break in the Exhibit Hall
Break in the Exhibit Hall
Time : 3:30 - 5:00 PM
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Session :
Concurrent Session F
Concurrent Session F
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Post-Disaster
Track 7: Warning Systems
Track 8: Data
Track 9: State Day 2

F1: Risk Products Tailored to Community Needs
Hot ‘n Cold Flooding – Post-Fire, Ice Jamming, and Snowmelt in the Animas River Watershed
Beyond a Line on a Map: How to Enhance Coastal Resiliency Along Eroding Shorelines in New England
Technical Collaboration, Federal and Local – Success stories in Region 10

F2: Regulatory Implications on Modeling
FEMA 2D modeling with Floodways: Case studies
FEMA Approach on 2D Floodways; Improving Tools and Updating Guidance
Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project: Consequences of "Redirecting" a Creek

F3: Vulnerability and Risk Assessments
Introduction to the National Risk Index
Saving Our Historic Building Stock through the Application of Nonstructural Mitigation
A Pilot Study to Calculate Coastal Average Annualized Losses

F4: Local Floodplain Management Initiatives
Hays County’s Progressive Approach to Resilience
Endangered Species, Agriculture, and Flooding: Lessons from Managing Multiple Uses in Floodplains
A Little Here and a Little There: The Hazards of Piecemeal Floodplain Management

F5: Language Matters in Risk Communication
What is a Common Language of Mitigation, How do we Establish that Shared Language, and Who is “We?”
The Problem With ‘Unprecedented’: Mitigating Misinformation & Improving Risk Communication
Leveraging the Power of Story for Policy Change, Local Mitigation Action

F6: Damage Assessment Tools and Resources
Developing Tools and Workflows for Collecting and Computing Substantial Damage Estimates in SC
Substantial Damage Playbook: New Ways of Supporting Communities Post-Disaster
Benefits of having a UAS contract in place pre and post disaster

F7: Local Flood Warning Systems
Development of a best practice flood warning system
Building Real-Time Resiliency from the City of Fort Worth’s Flood Warning System
Near Real Time Mapping Possible in 30 Minutes for 1,200 Miles in Harris County Because of Model and Map Management(M3) System

F8: Big Data and Decision Support Tools
The Living Flood Study: Multi-Application Flood Risk Analyses
Leveraging Data Analytics and Digital Tools For Better Planning
The Biz with Data Viz, Using Decision Support Tools

F9: State Day - Mitigation
Innovative Solutions for Climate Change Resiliency from Coastal Connecticut
The Flood Hazards Handbook: Supporting Community Flood Resilience in New Hampshire
CDBG-DR Comprehensive Watershed Study in South Carolina: Determining Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Ideas
Time : 5:15 - 6:45 PM
5:15 - 6:45 PM
Session :
FEMA Town Hall
FEMA Town Hall
Time : 6:30 - 8:30 PM
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Session :
ASFPM Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception & Live Auction
(Ticket required)
ASFPM Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception & Live Auction
(Ticket required)
Session :
Open Evening - Enjoy Fort Worth
Open Evening - Enjoy Fort Worth

 

Day 5 – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Time
Session
Instructors / Hosts / Details
Time : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Session :
Registration Open
Registration Open
Time : 7:45 - 8:30 AM
7:45 - 8:30 AM
Session :
Light breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Light breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Time : 8:30 - 10:00 AM
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Session :
Plenary Session
Plenary Session
Time : 10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Session :
Break
Break
Time : 10:30 - Noon
10:30 - Noon
Session :
Concurrent Session G
Concurrent Session G
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Post-Disaster
Track 7: Stormwater
Track 8: Coastal

G1: CTP Showcase
San Antonio River Authority Risk MAP Updates
Incorporating the 2020 Survey & RMD Priorities to Inform the CTP Program
Quadrafecta of Floodplain Management – the community, the CTP, FEMA, and CTP contractors

G2: 2D Modeling Parameters
The 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study - Preliminary Results
Impacts of 2D Parameters – An XPSWMM Case Study
Sensitivity Testing of RAS2D Cell Sizes

G3: Resiliency and Mitigation Planning
Infusing nature-based solutions into Hazard Mitigation Plans: Creating Resilient and Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century
Mitigation Plan/ning Effectiveness: How engagement in the mitigation planning process results in risk reduction measures
Planning for Hazards: Implementing flooding-specific tools and strategies to reduce risk and build resilience

G4: NFIP Violations and Compliance
Turning the Ship: How Shady Cove survived probation, and how you can avoid it
Violations: Lassoing a Positive Outcome
Branch Chief, FPM Regional & Field Support
DRRA 1206 and Floodplain Management - Where do we go from here?

G5: Strategic Risk Communication: Understanding Behavior
Guidehouse Research and Approach to Driving Disaster Preparedness Through Behavioral Science
“Bam What”? Statewide Risk Communications in Missouri
Don’t Miss Your Mark! Open Source Profiling Equals Smart Risk Communication Investments

G6: Building Resiliency into Disaster Recovery
Beyond Recovery: Hurricane Harvey's Lessons Learned for Developing Best Practices in Mitigation
Puerto Rico’s Recovery Process Through an Integrated Flood Risk Management Lens
Rebuilding with Resiliency in Mind: A Midwest Mitigation Mandate

G7: Stormwater Management Modeling
Don't Gentrify My Floodplains: Challenges of Defining Flood Hazards in Urban Environments
Using GIS and H/H Model-Based Tools to Support an Asset Management Approach to Stormwater Master Planning
Flood Mitigation in an Urban Environment: Cypress Street Outfall Regional Stormwater Improvements, City of Tampa, FL

G8: Design Considerations for Coastal Projects
Living Shorelines: Where they Make Sense in a Floodplain Management Context
Incorporating Climate Projections Into Design Standards and Practices
Creating Urban Flood Resilience in Norfolk, Virginia: Illustrations from the Ohio Creek Watershed and St. Paul’s District

Time : Noon - 1:45 PM
Noon - 1:45 PM
Session :
ASFPM National Awards Luncheon
ASFPM National Awards Luncheon
Details :
Your badge is your entry ticket with FULL registration. A la carte tickets are available at registration desk.
Time : 2:00 - 3:30 PM
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Session :
Concurrent Session H
Concurrent Session H
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling
Track 3: Mitigation A
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Dams and Levees
Track 7: Water Resources Management
Track 8: Mitigation B

H1: Predictive & Real-time Inundation Mapping
Coastal Inundation Mapping and Impact Assessments for Hurricane Response in the Carolinas
Interactive and Real-time Flood Inundation Mapping on Client-Side Web Systems
Hurricane Dorian Flood Inundation Forecast Mapping: Predicting Flooding to Save Lives

H2: Hydrologic Modeling Input
Mapping National Water Model (NWM) Forecasts with FEMA HEC-RAS Models – a Pilot Application in the Whitemarsh Run Watershed, Maryland
Interagency Watershed Hydrology Assessments: Collaborating with Federal Partners to Address Hydrologic Challenges
StreamStats: A web-based application for retrieving basin characteristics and streamflow statistics (such as the 1-percent flood) for gaged and ungaged streams

H3: Measuring Resilience
The Dynamics of Resilience over Time: Insights from a community scale assessment across the globe
JEmpirical Disaster Resilience Study in North Carolina
Show it in Writing – RELi as a Means for Documenting Resilience

H4: Local Floodplain Management Initiatives 2
Interdependencies in Floodplain Management: PHL Case Study
History Disclosure: A Case Study from Charleston, SC
Developing a Program to Manage Non-FEMA Flood Risks in Fort Worth, TX

H5: Success Stories in Flood Risk Management and Communication
The Iowa Flood Center: A Model for the Nation
Flood Forecast Operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC)
How USACE Silver Jackets Helps Kansas “ROCK” Risk Outreach & Communication

H6: Local Levee Case Studies
One Levee’s Journey Towards Certification – Case Study in New Orleans
Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Modernizing Drainage Systems Inside a Fully Developed Levee
Minot’s Road to Recovery: A Section 408 Success Story

H7: Coastal Water Resource Management
Climate Change and Water Management: Where Policy Meets Science…Head-on
An Integrated Approach to Coastal Flood Resilience
International guidelines for use of Natural and Nature-Based Features: supporting a new age of flood management

H8: Acquisition and Elevation Projects - Guidance/Successes
To Elevate, or not to Elevate, that is the Question
City of Austin Onion Creek Project: Show me the Money and we will show you the results
Slab Home Elevations for Flood-proofing: Safety, Education, Training and Outreach
Time : 2:00 - 4:00 PM
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Hurricane Game: How to Prepare for and Recover from Hurricanes
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Hurricane Game: How to Prepare for and Recover from Hurricanes
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Warren Campbell, Ph.D., P.E., CFM

Details :
This workshop uses a game to help young floodplain managers learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes.
Time : 2:00 - 4:00 PM
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Perspectives on Estimating Market Value for Substantial Damage Determinations
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Perspectives on Estimating Market Value for Substantial Damage Determinations
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Rebecca Quinn, CFM; Ray Carroll, MAI, SRA, CFM; and Mike Twitty, MAI, CFA

Details :
FEMA has directed State Floodplain Management Offices to develop plans to ensure that communities are conducting substantial damage determinations post disaster. Local officials are responsible for making substantial improvement/substantial damage determinations using “market value”. FEMA guidance identifies professional property appraisals as the best support for “market value” determinations, but the guidance also describes Actual Cash Value and the adjusted assessment methods. Local officials are responsible for verifying that appraisal reports are complete and reasonable. Until recently, appraisers had no industry-guidance specific to making appraisals intended to support FEMA 50 Percent Rule determinations, and local officials had no guidance for evaluating professional appraisals. Too often, local officials don’t encourage the professional appraisal method because appraisal reports may not comply with minimum NFIP requirements. That leads to controversy, and potentially to incorrect substantial improvement determinations. This workshop reviews the NFIP requirements set forth in CFR and FEMA P-758, presents County Property Appraiser perspectives on use of County data, and examines the two principal methods approved by FEMA for determining “market value” (the adjusted assessment method & the professional property appraisal method) focusing on how the methods differ, and how different results can be obtained for the same property.
Time : 2:00 - 4:00 PM
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Session :
Training Workshop:
Hazard Mitigation Through Placemaking: How to Leverage Your Risk Profile to Create Assets
(additonal cost - $45)
Training Workshop:
Hazard Mitigation Through Placemaking: How to Leverage Your Risk Profile to Create Assets
(additonal cost - $45)
Instructor : Laura Clemons, CFM and Kevin Shepherd, P.E., ENV-SP

Details :
Actively adapting to withstand the increasing impacts of natural disasters is of paramount importance to communities across the country. With limited money, small municipalities are having to learn how to build infrastructure that can serve multiple community needs. This session will teach attendees about how to innovatively combine diverse funding sources and prioritize projects based on sound fiscal analysis. Attendees will learn how to quantify and map financial performance and use this information to make better informed decisions on land use, infrastructure and economic development while mitigating risk to natural disasters.
Time : 2:30 - 5:30 PM
2:30 - 5:30 PM
Session :
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) Exam
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) Exam
Details :
ASFPM will conduct the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam on Monday and Thursday during this conference. Information and the application are online. Go to www.floods.org and drop down the Certification menu for more information about the program. Persons interested in taking this examination must complete the application, pay the fee, and be pre-approved by ASFPM by May 6 in order to qualify. Questions about the CFM Program should be directed to CFM@floods.org. If you reside in one of the six nationally accredited states – Arkansas, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas – you must contact them directly to apply for and arrange to take the exam.
Time : 3:30 - 4:00 PM
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Session :
Break
Break
Time : 4:00 - 5:30 PM
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Session :
Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session
Details :
Track 1: Mapping
Track 2: Modeling A
Track 3: Mitigation
Track 4: NFIP
Track 5: Risk Communication
Track 6: Post-Disaster
Track 7: Stormwater
Track 8: Modeling B

J1: LOMC-PMR Process
MT-1 Manager MT-1s vs. MT-2s: Determining the Correct LOMC Process for your Project
How LOMRs Affect LOMAs
Processing PMRs: Challenges and Successes

J2: Modeling Approaches to Meteorology and Rainfall
Are Unit Hydrograph Methods Still Relevant
New USACE Meteorology Software and Storm Transposition
Empower Resilience for Harris County while Implementing NOAA Atlas 14 Precipitation

J3: Local Mitigation Initiatives and Projects and Design
A Goal Driven Capital Improvement Program for Water Quality and Flood Mitigation
Using Planning and Nature-based Solutions to Achieve Co-Benefits for Water Quality and Hazard Mitigation
Senior Project Engineer
Bomb Cyclone Shelter – Why Grand Island Stayed Dry in the Flood of 2019

J4: CRS - Local Perspectives (4 speakers)
The Magic CRS Activity Tracking Tool
CRS Activity 420: Designs for a Successful Open Space Program
CRS Recommendations from Coastal Stakeholders & Viability of Regional CRS Support Positions in Virginia
CRS Outreach: Who is Driving the Bus?

J5: Visualizing Flood Risk
Harnessing the Power of Hollywood: Using Immersive 3D Visualizations to Drive Flood Communications
Improving flood risk awareness and resiliency by using 3D rendering video game technology
2016 Baton Rouge Deluge: Reconstruction and 3D-Visualization of Historical Flooding Events

J6: Federal Post-Disaster Programs
Rebuilding After a Disaster: How Federal Disaster Loans Help Survivors Build Back Faster, Stronger and More Resilient.
“Above all else, show the data” : U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Riverine Response to Flooding and Post-Flood Data Collection with Reference to the Midwest Floods of 2019
Federal Funding Landscape for Disaster Mitigation, Resilience and Recovery

J7: Stormwater Management Planning
Benefits of Watershed Master Plans: Flood mapping, Level of Service, and BMPs
Tulsa’s No Adverse Impact Approach to Resilient Infrastructure
Localized Floodproofing & Capital Project Planning for Endangered Residential Communities

J8: Large-Scale Modeling
Evaluating and Improving Large-Scale 2D H&H Studies in Challenging Mountainous Regions
Cloud Computing 101 – For Floodplain modeling and mapping
Modeling a 474-Mile-Long Reservoir: Approaches and Issues Encountered While developing flood hazard data for the James River in South Dakota
Time : 6:00 - 10:00 PM
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Session :
Networking Reception - River Ranch Stockyards
Included with FULL Registration, $50 a la carte
Networking Reception - River Ranch Stockyards
Included with FULL Registration, $50 a la carte
Details :
Join us as we return to where the west began in the spirit of cowboys and cattle drives. Steeped in history as once part of the famous Armour and Swift companies, River Ranch Stockyards is located in heart of the world renowned Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Mingle with other conference attendees as you listen to live music, enjoy food and beverages, or even take a spin on the mechanical bull! Buses will transport attendees from the conference hotels to River Ranch beginning at 5:45 pm and will continue to run throughout the evening.