2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

2016 Conference, Plenaries, Videos and Concurrent Presentations

By presenting at the 2018 ASFPM annual national conference, presenters authorized ASFPM to display, show, and redistribute, without alteration, the presentation materials. ASFPM has made available those concurrent session presentations that were provided.

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

A2 – Hazus – More Than a Loss Estimator — Using Hazus as a tool for Drainage Master Planning by Geoff Brownell, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

A2 – Linking Flood Risk to Resilience: A Decision Support Tool for Risk-based Resilience Investment by Ellie Graeden, PhD, Talus Analytics

A3: Community Rating System: State and Local Initiatives

A3 – Developing a CRS Strategy for the State of Louisiana by Monica Farris, PhD, CFM, University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (UNO-CHART)

A3 – Repetitive Loss Area Planning- The Tulsa Model by Ronald Flanagan, CFM, Flanagan & Associates LLC

A3 – The Florida CRS Initiative: Providing State Support of Municipal CRS Programs by Josh Overmyer, CFM, Florida Division of Emergency Management

A4: 2017 Hurricanes in Review

A4 – NWS Synopsis of 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by Victor Hom, BSCE, MSEE, PE, NOAA NWS

A4 – The Storm Surges Impacts of the 2107 Hurricane Season by Jeff Gangai, CFM, Dewberry

A4 – Still Standing?: Building Performance in the 2017 Hurricane Season by Jonathan Westcott, PE, FEMA

A5: Factors Affecting Levee Performance

A5 – Risk Analysis of Vegetation on Levees by Larry Roth, PE, GE, ENV SP, Arcadis U.S.

A5 – 15 Years of Development of Fragility Curves for UK Levees: Lessons Learned for the US by Ben Gouldby, Bsc. (Hons), HR Wallingford

A5 – Sandy or Clayey Levees: What it Means for Levee Resiliency by Bryan Scholl, PhD, PE, WEST Consultants

A6: Web-Based Tools for Risk Communication

A6 – High Tides and High Returns: How a Low Cost Communication Method Can Transform Your Information Flow by Vincent Brown, FEMA

A6 – Next generation flood hazard risk communication website by Tonda Shelton, North Carolina Emergency Management

A6 – Comprehensive Flood Information at Your Fingertips by Clay Campbell, PE, CFM, Wood

A7: Transforming the Flood Mapping Program

A7 – FEMA’s Mapping Program – Past, Present, and Future by Vince DiCamillo, PMP, CFM, Stantec

A7 – Risk MAP Exploratory Innovation Products, Part 2 by Rick Sacbibit, PE, FEMA

A7 – One Stop Shop to Access FEMA’s Best Available Flood Risk Information by Eliza Ledwell, CFM, IBM

A8: Dewberry Showcase

A8 – Chasing the Rain: Data Analytics Applications for the National Flood Insurance Program by Mat Mampara, PE, CFM, Dewberry

A8 – System-wide Approach to Flood Risk Management Using HEC-WAT: Amite River Watershed, Louisiana by Sam Crampton, PE, CFM, Dewberry

A8 – Climate Change and Credit – What Does the Future Hold? by John Rollins, FCAS, MAAA, Milliman

A8 – Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Credit Rating – Virginia Beach by Whitney McNamara, CFM, Virginia Beach

Concurrent Session B – Tuesday

B1: Urban Stormwater Flooding Analysis

B1 – The City of Austin Local Flood Risk Reduction: Prioritization, Challenges and 2D Modeling by Reem Zoun, PE, CFM, City of Austin

B1 – Identifying Flood Risk in Unmapped Urban Environments by John Covey, PE, CFM, Wood

B1 – Upper East Fork Cave Creek ADMS: Urban Flooding Identification With 2D Modeling by Justin Beeler, PE, CFM, Atkins North America

B2: Climate Adaptation in Resilience Planning

B2 – Critical Facilities Assessment for Southeastern Connecticut: Strategies for Flood Resilience by David Murphy, PE, CFM, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

B2 – Integrating Adaptive Capacity Assessment into Mitigation Planning by Kristen Gelino, CFM, Tetra Tech

B2 – Rising Seas Hit Home for US Coastal Communities: Using Response Time Wisely by Shana Udvardy, CFM, Union of Concerned Scientists

B3: International Approaches to Floodplain Management

B3 – The Case for Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk by Jessica Ludy, CFM, Environmental Science Associates

B3 – Flood Risk and the NFIP: International Perspectives and Opportunities for the U.S. by Anna Serra-Llobet, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

B3 – Applying risk-informed floodplain management lessons from overseas in the USA by David Powers, PE, PH, D.WRE, CFM, CDM Smith

B4: Local Disaster Recovery Case Studies

B4 – Resilient St. Vrain Project! Planning, Design and Construction to Reduce Future Flood Risk by Josh Sherman, PE, City of Longmont

B4 – Lessons Learned From 2015 Colorado City, Arizona Flash Floods by Kevin Barlow, Colorado City Fire Department

B4 – Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management: A Case Study in Flood Disaster Recovery by Jeff Jacobs, PhD, USACE

B5: Natural and Beneficial Floodplain Functions in Holistic Floodplain Management

B5 – Integrated Floodplain, Wetland and Riparian Mapping: Leveraging Ecosystem Functions to Reduce Risk by Marla Stelk, Association of State Wetland Managers

B5 – Floodplain Restoration in the Upper Mississippi Basin: Connecting the dots between floodplain management and water quality by Eileen Shader, CFM, American Rivers

B5 – State of Washington Floodplain Management and Natural Beneficial Functions by David Radabaugh, CFM, AICP, Department of Ecology

B6: Building Support for Floodplain Management

B6 – Political Support for Local Floodplain Management Programs by Steve Samuelson, CFM, Kansas Dept. Agriculture

B6 – State and Federal Policy making: How to get involved at a local level. by Claire Jubb, AICP, CFM, Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners

B6 – Putting the Storm in Your Media Strategy by Mark Boone, CFM, Mecklenburg County

B7: CTP Initiatives

B7 – Performance Measures for the CTP Program – How to make them work for your mapping project by Laura Algeo, PE, FEMA

B7 – Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) – Lessons Learned by Thuy Patton, MPA, CFM, Colorado Water Conservation Board

B7 – Missouri PIR Counties with Risk MAP Infusion – Bootheel of Missouri by Stephen Noe, Wood

B8: AECOM Showcase

B8 – A Vision for the Future with a Historical Perspective by Ataul Hannan, PE, CFM, Harris County Flood Control District

B8 – Long-term Recovery State of North Carolina, Post-Matthew by Yigal Bar-Av, AECOM

B8 – Utilizing data analytics cell within the JFO (Irma and Harvey) immediately following the disaster to better inform recovery operations by Region-VI, AECOM

Concurrent Session C – Tuesday

C1: Coastal Modeling and Analysis

C1 – Best Practices and Numerical Modeling Elements of a FEMA Coastal Flood Study by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, AECOM

C1 – Let it Rain on your mesh: Integrating Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling to Simulate Hurricane Flooding in Coastal Areas by Reinaldo Garcia, PhD, Hydronia LLC

C1 – Exploring Future Conditions Modeling and Mapping through the FEMA Florida Sea Level Rise Pilot Study by Brian Batten, Ph.D., CFM, RAMPP (Dewberry)

C2: Local Mitigation Initiatives

C2 – The Resilient St. Vrain Program: Collaborative Recovery from the 2013 Colorado Floods by Alan Turner, P.E., CFM, CH2M

C2 – Strategy to Implement a Flood Risk Reduction System in an Urban Environment – Rebuild by Design- Hudson River Project in Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken by Rahul Parab, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Dewberry

C2 – The NYC Residential Technical Assistance Pilot Program (RTAPP): Increasing Resiliece – Lowering Flood Insurance by Scott Choquette, CFM, Dewberry

C3: Compliance and Enforcement

C3 – No-Rise, No Problem; Managing Infrastructure in FEMA Floodways by Brian Varrella, PE, CFM, Colorado DOT

C3 – Win-Win – Base Level Engineering Data Supports Local Oil & Gas Permitting by Alan Johnson, PE, CFM, FEMA Region 6

C3 – Tracking Violation Remediation Geospatially by Bradford Hartley Jr. , GISP, CFM, Stantec

C4: Stormwater Management in the Desert

C4 – Green Stormwater Infrastructure Case Studies in the Southwest for Flood Mitigation by Kieran Sikdar, CFM, Watershed Management Group

C4 – Evaluation of GI/LID Benefits in the Desert Environment by John Wise, PE, CFM, EnvSP, Wise Engineering LLC

C4 – A New Perspective in Stormwater Management by Ricardo Aguirre, PE, CFM, WHC, AP, ENV SP, HELM – Holistic Engineering and Land Management

C5: Local Levee Case Studies

C5 – Omaha Regional Flood Risk Reduction System – A Comparison and Contrast of Scale and Function by Vicki Twerdochlib, PE, CFM, HDR

C5 – FEMA and USACE Collaboration on Levee Risk Communication – City of Clarkson, Nebraska by Starr Terrell, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region VII, Risk Analysis Branch

C5 – The FCDMC has Levees? A Flood Control District’s Perspective on Levee Safety by Frank Brown, PE, CFM, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

C6: Engaging Communities in New Ways

C6 – Evolving to communicate risk by Dennis Dixon, CFM, Pierce County Surface Water Management

C6 – FEMA’s Customer Experience Initiative: New Tools to Enhance How Flood Risk Information is Shared by Priscilla Scruggs, FEMA

C6 – Using Technology to Increase Flood Risk Awareness by Carey Johnson, Kentucky Division of Water

C7: Fostering Stakeholder Relationships & Ownership

C7 – Leveraging local leadership through a timely map review process by Dane Bailey, CFM, KDA-DWR

C7 – Transparency into FEMA’s Appeal Process for the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project by Vince Geronimo, PE, CFM, AECOM

C7 – Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement for the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project by Laura Adleman, AECOM

C8: Michael Baker International Showcase

C8 – Room for the River by Chris Tagert, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

C8 – Regional Resilience Planning Grants Program Assistance by Craig Wenger, PE, AICP, CFM, LEED GA, Michael Baker International

Concurrent Session D – Wednesday

D1: Modeling Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

D1 – Regulate, Litigate or Capitulate by Bryan Martindale, PE, CFM, Knight E/A

D1 – Advancements in Two-Dimensional Floodplain Modeling with SRH-2D by Scott Hogan, PE, Federal Highway Administration

D1 – Comparing Three 2D Software Packages for Modeling and Designing Highway Drainage Structures by Alex Coronel, PE, CFM, Wood

D2: Proving Mitigation Effectiveness

D2 – Flood Reduction Lessons Learned after Major Disasters: Mitigation Project Performance Post-Harvey and Irma by Lawrence Frank, CFM, Atkins North America

D2 – Mitigation Effectiveness Study – Beatrice, Nebraska by Laurie Bestgen, CFM, FEMA Region VII

D2 – Tearing Down Homes to Build Community Resilience – An Evaluation of the Benefits of the Nashville Home Buyout Program by Janey Camp, PhD, PE, GISP, CFM, Vanderbilt University

D3: Higher Floodplain Management Standards

D3 – Adopting Higher Regulatory Standards by French Wetmore, CFM, French & Associates, Ltd.

D3 – The Costs and Benefits of the CRS Program in Virginia by Mary-Carson Stiff, JD, CFM, Wetlands Watch

D3 – Providing Credible Flood Risk Data to Help Communities Implement Higher Floodplain Management Standards by Nick Shufro, FEMA

D4: Post-Disaster Rapid Assessments

D4 – Substantial Damage Estimation: Using Hazus-MH as a Screening Tool After Hurricane Harvey by Stephen Veith, CFM, Tetra Tech

D4 – Fast and Furious: Use of Remove Damage Assessment during Harvey, Irma, and Maria by Jane Frantz, AICP, PMP, CFM, Dewberry

D4 – Reducing Time and Cost of Substantial Damage Estimates After a Disaster; Lessons from the Hurricane Harvey Substantial Damage Task Force Analytics Cell by James Johnston, CFM, GISP, AECOM

D5: Holistic Floodplain Management Case Studies

D5 – Utilizing Ecosystem Services and Nature-Based Solutions in Reducing Flood Risks in Central Europe by Ranko Pudar, PMP, PE, CFM, Pudar Mitigation Consulting, Inc.

D5 – “Win-Win” Decision-Making: Using Holistic Benefit-Cost Analysis to Evaluate Floodplain Management Projects by Matt Van Deren, Earth Economics

D5 – Linking Policy and Practice: Models for State Natural Infrastructure Policy by Cat Bowler, The Nature Conservancy

D6: Flood Warning Systems

D6 – Building a RAFT: Advanced methods for linking forecasts and stream gages for rapid flood assessment by Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM, Atkins North America

D6 – Integration of Advanced Flood Warning Technologies by Peter Acton, PE, JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc.

D6 – Floodfeed: You Won’t Believe These 3 Nomographs That Predict Your Flood Elevation! by Jim Keith, PE, CFM, Walter P Moore

Concurrent Session E – Wednesday

E1: Innovations in Analyzing H&H

E1 – MATS-TC: Automating Time of Concentration Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration by Andrew Reicks, CFM, CDM Smith

E1 – Not Your Father’s Manning’s n: Adjusting Manning’s n values for 2D Modeling by Andrew Friend, PE, Michael Baker International

E1 – Structure-level Risk Assessment Using Monte Carlo Method Coupled with 2D Hydraulic Modeling by Siamak Esfandiary, PhD, PE, FEMA

E2: Mitigation Techniques and Case Studies

E2 – Steps to Elevation – International Association of Structural Movers flood hazard mitigation program by Roderick Scott, CFM, L & R Resources, LLC

E2 – Solving Repeated Flooding Problems One Structure at a Time by Tim Murphy, PE, CFM, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

E2 – Repairing the Homes that “Weren’t Supposed to Flood”: Flood-Hardy Restoration for Code Compliant Structures by Shandy Heil , CFM , LSU AgCenter

E3: Flood Insurance: Policy and Process

E3 – The Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) 2017 Annual Report by David Stearrett, CFM, FEMA

E3 – Seriously, why is my Flood Zone Determination Wrong!? Answers From an Insider. by Josh Price, CFM, GISP, MassiveCert

E3 – Private vs. Federal Flood Insurance – What to Know. What to Ask. by Bruce Bender, CFM, Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

E4: Modeling and Mapping Re-delineations of Alluvial Fans

E4 – Neffs Creek – Assessing the Flooding Hazards on an Urbanized Alluvial Fan by Mike Kellogg, PG, CFM, GISP, JE Fuller/Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc.

E4 – Re-delineation for Two Alluvial Fans in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona by Shimin Li, PE, PhD, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

E4 – Desert Mountain Flood Modeling Showdown by Seungho Song, CFM, PE, CDM Smith

E5: USACE & FEMA Working Together with Your Help to Address the Nation’s Levee Challenges

E5 – USACE & FEMA: Working Together to Address the Nation’s Levee Challenges by Steve Fink, PE, USACE; Suzanne Vermeer, FEMA; Jim Murphy, AECOM

E6: GIS Tools, Data, and Floods

E6 – StreamStats: A web-based application for retrieving basin characteristics and streamflow statistics (such as the 1-percent flood) for gaged and ungaged streams. by Peter McCarthy, Hydrologist, USGS

E6 – The Workmap Geoportal: A Tall Drink of Water in a Digital Desert by Chris Doscher, GISP, CDM Smith

E6 – Using GIS to Increase Outreach and Data Accuracy for the Risk MAP program currently in the State of Missouri by Joanna Rohlf, GISP, CFM, Wood

E7: Advances with Survey Data

E7 – Innovative survey solutions to limited survey budgets. by Mark Seidelmann, PE, GISP, CFM, STARR II / Stantec Consulting Services Inc

E7 – NAVD88 No More: A Modernized Vertical Datum for the Future by Christine Gallagher, NOAA National Geodetic Survey

E7 – Knowledge (Data) is Power – Innovative Applications of Data to Increase Your Watershed Management Intelligence by Neal Banerjee, PE, CFM, ESP Associates, P.A.

E8: Stormwater Management Integration Case Studies

E8 – Resilient Mitigation Planning Leads to Jefferson Parish Green Infrastructure Implementation by Maggie Olivier, CFM, Jefferson Parish

E8 – Sauquoit Creek: A Holistic Approach to Urban Planning and Floodplain Management by Jane Nicholson, AICP, O’Brien & Gere Engineers

E8 – Assessing Potential Opportunity Areas for Developing Stormwater Management Facilities in suburban Cook County: Nothing fancy, just meat-and-potatoes GIS by Kingsley Allan, GISP, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey

E9: New State Floodplain Management Initiatives

E9 – Florida’s CRS/CAV Pilot Program – A Pathway to Flood Resiliency by Steven Martin, CFM, CPM, Florida Division of Emergency Management

E9 – Grid-Based Zone A BFEs: Now Streaming on a Portal Near You by Tara Lanzrath, CFM, Kansas Dept. Agriculture

E9 – The North Carolina Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Pilot Program by John Brubaker, PE, CFM, North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Concurrent Session F – Wednesday

F1: Reviewing and Understanding 2D Models for Local Officials

F1 – Empowering Floodplain Administrators on 2D Hydraulic Modeling using HEC-RAS Case Study by Sravan Krovidi, PE, CFM, Wood

F1 – Who is Responsible for Checking Flood Models? by Rudy VanDrie, PEng, Wollongong City Council

F1 – How to Review 2D Models and what to Submit in Client Submittals by Cameron Jenkins, PE, Atkins North America

F2: FEMA Mitigation Grants: Process and Considerations

F2 – Lessons Learned: Mitigation Project Benefit-Cost Analyses in Riverside County, California by Hilary Kendro, AICP, CFM, Atkins North America

F2 – Lessons Learned from 2017 FMA and PDM Grant Reviews – Best Practices for Application Development by Eric Kenney, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

F2 – Improving Mitigation Implementation by Manny Perotin, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

F3: FPM Tech

F3 – See How We Can Predict US Disaster Activity Using Real-Time Weather Alerts by Suman Biswas, NiyamIT

F3 – Training Tomorrow’s Disaster Mitigation and Flood Insurance Workforce with Virtual Reality Technology by Patrick Heck, CSM, PwC

F3 – Drones for Flood Insurance: Can’t Keep My Drone From Getting To You by Jeremias Alvarez, PMP, CSM, PwC

F4: Post Disaster Assistance Resource Initiatives

F4 – Peer to Peer Local Floodplain Administrator Imbedded Project for Hurricane Harvey by Julie Grauer, CFM, FEMA

F4 – The NASA Earth Science Disasters Program: Sizing up Floods from Space by Carver Struve, AEM, ABCP, CFM, NASA

F4 – Mobile GIS for Disaster Response by Mike Schultz, CFM, GISP, CDM Smith

F5: Dam and Levee Failure: Risk Communication and Planning

F5 – Have You Exercised Lately? by Stephanie Gerlach, PE, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

F5 – Evacuation Planning for Extreme Events: Failure of the Cherry Creek Dam by Jeffrey Brislawn, CFM, Wood

F5 – FEMA Guidelines for Modeling and Mapping the Impact of Dams and Dam-Like Structures on FEMA Risk MAP Products by Edward Beadenkopf, PE, CFM, Atkins North America

F6: Science Behind Communicating Risk

F6 – Major Risks, Uncertain Outcomes: Making Ensemble Forecasts Work for Multiple Audiences by Burrell Montz, PhD, East Carolina University

F6 – Behavioral Science A-Z: Explore the myriad ingredients that influence how we see the world and the risks in it by Meg Bartow, Resilience Action Partners

F6 – Evolving Flood Risk—Community-Level Needs and Preferences for Depicting, Packaging, and Communicating Information for Adaptation by Peter Herrick, Jr., FEMA

F7: Coastal Mapping – Future Conditions & Sea Level Rise

F7 – Summary of Accomplishments for FEMA Region IX Open Pacific Coast and Bay Area Coastal Studies by Ed Curtis, PE, FEMA Region IX

F7 – Relating Future-Conditions Coastal Flood Hazards to Existing-Conditions FEMA Maps by Alex Trahan, PE, ESA

F7 – Case Studies in the Paradox of Static Vertical Flood Datums by Nicole Kinsman, PhD, NOAA National Geodetic Survey

F8: Complex Stormwater Project Design

F8 – Use of Linear Lakes in Amenitizing Floodplain Reclamation for Communities by Gabriel Novak, PE, CFM, Dowdey, Anderson, & Associates

F8 – Green Infrastructure Resiliency and Computer Modeling by Rocky Keehn, PE, CFM, D.WRE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Common Sense Water Resources Engineering, LLC

F8 – Hydromodification Design Solutions and Best Practices by Tom LaRue, PE, Advanced Drainage Systems

F9: State Floodplain Management Policies and Projects

F9 – LOWER THAT LEVEE standard!– The Illinois Experience by Stephen Altman, PE, CFM, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources

F9 – Communicating Technical Information to Laymen: A Kentucky Perspective by Alex VanPelt, CFM, Kentucky Division of Water

F9 – Estimating the Economic Impact of Buyouts: Loss Avoidance Study for the City of Ottawa, Illinois by Brad McVay, GISP, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey

Concurrent Session G – Thursday

G1: Modeling for Complex Situations

G1 – Calibration of Post-Burn Hydrology and Hydraulics: Goodwin Fire, Arizona by Linda Potter, PE, CFM, Atkins North America

G1 – Hurricane Harvey Rainfall and Streamflow Frequency Analysis by Benjamin Pope, PE, AECOM

G1 – Flood Velocity Data – Benefits, Examples, and 2D Floodway Uses by Andy Bonner, PE, CFM, AECOM

G2: Social and Cultural Considerations of Mitigation

G2 – Equitable Buy-Out Strategies for Mitigating Flood Risk in Houston by Earthea Nance, PhD, PE, CFM, Texas Southern University

G2 – Historic Preservation and Hazard Mitigation: Always at Odds? by Deepa Srinivasan, CFM, AICP, Vision Planning and Consulting

G2 – Flood Risk Reduction in Historic Neighborhoods: A Visually Unobtrusive Approach by Elizabeth English, PhD, AM ASCE, University of Waterloo

G3: Floodplain Management Theory & Research

G3 – A 50,000-Year Storm…Really? by Andy Yung, PE, CFM, Walter P Moore and Associates

G3 – What is flood safety worth? Eliminate the mystery of financing risk reduction in new building. by Jennifer Gerbasi, CFM, Terrebonne Parish

G3 – What Data Science Reveals about the Value of 21st Century Floodplain Management by Rachel Sears, FEMA

G4: Post-Wildfire Modeling, Risk Communication, and Mitigation

G4 – After A Wildfire, Collaborating to Reduce Flood and Debris Flow Risks by Ellen Berggren, PMP, USACE

G4 – Coconino County: Pre-Fire Assessment of Post-Fire Flood and Debris Flow Risk by Joseph Loverich, PE, CFM, JE Fuller Hydrology and Geomorphology Inc.

G4 – Flood Follows Fire – Communicating the Heightened Flood Risk After a Fire by Dan Cherry, PE, CFM, Yavapai County Flood Control District

G5: Disaster Response for Dams and Levees

G5 – Harvey, Irma, Debbie, Maria, and Ophelia: The New Normal? by Bob Beduhn, PE, Env SP, HDR

G5 – What is a Cubit? by Andre McDonald, FBC LID #2

G5 – A Rapid Assessment of Dam Inventory – Lessons Learned from Two Category 4 Hurricanes Impacting Puerto Rico by Curtis Smith, PE, CFM, Stantec

G6: Coastal Flood Risk Management

G6 – Beyond elevation: exploring a holistic approach to coastal flood risk management by Jake Thickman, ASFPM

G6 – Sea Grant Programs Working Together Nationwide to Address Flooding and Assist Communities by Shannon Jarbeau, CFM, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension / Woods Hole Sea Grant

G6 – “Make America’s Swamps Great Again”: An Editorial Advocating for Natural Infrastructure in U.S. Infrastructure Spending by Kevin Coulton, PE, CFM, Tetra Tech

G7: Flood Mapping Behind the Scenes

G7 – Take a Closer Look at the Water Surface TIN by Yukun Xing, PHD, CFM, Wood

G7 – Guidance for Conducting Wave Runup and Overtopping in a Coastal Environment by Rebecca Aiken, EIT, CFM, Stantec

G7 – Map Mod Alchemy: Turning Paper into Digital Gold by Molly Cox, CFM, CDM Smith

G8: FEMA Showcase

G8 – FEMA HMA Grants & Updates by Kayed Lakhia, AIA, LEED AD, CFM, Mitigation Directorate

G8 – FEMA Floodplain Management Updates by Adrienne Sheldon, PE, Mitigation Directorate

G8 – FEMA Building Science Update by Jonathan Westcott, PE, CFM, Building Science Branch

Concurrent Session H – Thursday

H1: State Initiatives in Modeling

H1 – Collaborative Pilot Study to update Flood Flow Frequencies in Big Sky Country by Steve Story, PE, CFM, MT DNRC

H1 – Kansas 2D Modeling – “All You Have to Do” is Integrate Policy with Accuracy! by Maria Neeland, PE, Wood

H1 – No Cell Left Behind: North Dakota Statewide 2D Modeling and Mapping by Brandon Banks, GISP, AECOM

H2: Resilience: Measuring, Quantifying, Funding

H2 – Pursuing Community Resilience Over Time by Sally McConkey, PE, CFM, D. WRE, ISWS/PRI/ Uof I

H2 – Maximizing the Value of Resilience by Stephen Bourne, PE, Atkins North America

H2 – Innovative Finance for Flood Resilience: Lessons from the Capital Markets by Samantha Medlock, CFM, Willis Towers Watson

H3: Community Rating System: Guidance for Local Administration

H3 – The Role of the Community CRS Coordinator: For the New and For the Old by Bill Lesser, CFM, FEMA/FIMA

H3 – More Bang for your Buck: Coordinating CRS and Hazard Mitigation Planning Activities to Increase Impact by Amanda Sharma, CFM, FEMA/FIMA

H3 – City of Phoenix 5-Year Cycle Verification with NFIP CRS by Mark Fountain, PE, ENV SP, CFM, HDR

H4: State Post-Disaster Initiatives

H4 – How Hurricane Matthew Helped NC Think Differently About Recovery and Resilience Planning by Stacy Wright, AICP, CFM, Atkins North America

H4 – A Regional Watershed Approach to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana by Shona Gibson, PE, FEMA Region 6

H4 – Building Resilience into Flood Recovery: Lessons Learned from the Colorado EWP Program by Jeffrey Sickles, PE, CFM, Enginuity Engineering Solutions

H5: Levee Risk Analysis

H5 – International best practice in levee system flood risk analysis by Ben Gouldby, Bsc. (Hons), HR Wallingford

H5 – Visualizing the Flood Risk from a Levee Breach by William Zung, CFM, PMP, Stantec

H5 – May 2015 Salt Creek Flooding – Simulation vs. Reality by John Callen, PE, CFM, JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

H6: Risk-Informed Decision Support

H6 – The National Risk Index: A New Tool to Communicate and Interpret Community Risk by Nathan Montague, ABS Group

H6 – Risk-Informed Decision-Making Approach for Flood Risk Assessment and Management by Bin Wang, PE, CFM, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

H6 – Relevant Targeted Flood Protective Actions for the Public by Jacqueline Snelling, FEMA

H7: Guidance & Standards Highlights

H7 – It Begins with Quality: Improving Trust in and Use of FEMA’s Flood Risk Products by Mary Jo Mullen, PE, PMP, Advantage Strategy Consul

H7 – Transformation Complete by Paul Rooney, FEMA

H7 – Mapping Fluvial Hazard Zones: Implementing a Statewide Program for Colorado by Katie Jagt, Watershed Science and Design

H8: Atkins Showcase

H8 – Forward Thinking Innovations for Risk Rating and Risk Reduction by Atkins

Concurrent Session J – Thursday

J1: New Tools and Methods for Modeling

J1 – Riding the Open Source Wave: Leveraging Innovations for Flood Risk Analysis by Seth Lawler, Dewberry

J1 – Numerical Tools and their Effects on Floodplain Mapping by Matthew Johnson, PE, CFM, HDR

J1 – Large Scale Simulation of Flood Flow Inundation Processes Using CHRE2D Model by Jennifer Duan, PE, University of Arizona

J2: Mitigation and Resilience Planning

J2 – Building Community Resilience Through Integrated Risk Modeling and Community Planning by Mike Robinson, CFM, AECOM

J2 – Flood Hazard Mitigation Planning for FEMA Grants – Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians by Aric Torreyson, PE, Tetra Tech

J2 – Mainstreaming Mitigation: Lessons Learned + Applied in Comprehensive Community Planning by Darrin Punchard, AICP, CFM, Punchard Consulting

J3: Local FPM Challenges and Resources

J3 – Clarifying Contradictions and Gaps in NFIP Regulations, FEMA Guidance, and Community Policy by Del Schwalls, PE, CFM, Schwalls Consulting LLC

J3 – Local Choices and How They Can Impact the National Flood Insurance Program by Traci Sears, CFM, Montana DNRC

J3 – Municipal Floodplain Ownership and Maintenance – How Much Can A Community Handle? by Jeff Bigby, PE, CFM, City of Broken Arrow

J4: Challenges of Water Resources Along the Border

J4 – Nogales Wash – Potrero Creek Conceptual Drainage Masterplan by John Hays, EIT, CFM, MOLO, Santa Cruz County

J4 – Coordination and Decision Support for International Outfall Interceptor Breach in Nogales Wash by Erin Boyle, NOAA National Weather Service

J4 – Border Mitigation – Flood Mitigation for Binational Flood Hazards by Alejandro Riano, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

J5: Dam and Levee Breach Modeling

J5 – Is Detailed 2D Modelling of Dam Breach Inundation Worth the Expense? by Hussein Hussein, PE, CFM, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

J5 – Real-Time Dam Fill Time and Outflow Prediction Software by Carlos Carriaga, PhD, PE, CFM, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

J5 – What Levee Risk? Simplified Levee Breach Analysis for Non-Accredited FEMA Levees by Brent Travis, PhD, PE, WEST Consultants

J6: Risk MAP

J6 – Smart Scoping with Community Engagement and Base Level Engineering by Ferrin Affleck, PE, CFM, Atkins/STARR II

J6 – Convergence of Discovery and Resilience Meetings, a path to Mitigation Actions by Scott Schelling, PMP, MBA, Michael Baker International

J6 – Innovations on Changes Since Last FIRM toolset by Vikram Shrivastava, PE, PMP, D.WRE, CFM, Atkins North America

J7: Mapping Toolbox Innovations and Applications

J7 – FEMA’s CNMS Database – More Than Metrics: Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response by Tammie Tucker, PE, CFM, AECOM

J7 – Texas Water Development Board Cooperating Technical Partner –Statewide Prioritization Tool by Cindy Engelhardt, PE, CFM, Halff Associates, Inc.

J7 – Leveraging Coastal Data: The Development of a Coastal MultiFrequency Geospatial Data Catalog by Chris MacDougall, CFM, AECOM

J8: Local Assessments for Prioritizing Stormwater Management Options

J8 – Too Many Projects, Not Enough Money: Practical Solutions to Optimize Limited Funding by Scott Hubley, PE, CFM, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

J8 – Flood Mitigation Plan: Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to Implementation by Greg Lubeck, PE, CFM, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

J8 – Developing a Comprehensive Stormwater Infrastructure Master Plan to Meet Multiple Objectives by Drew Beck, PE, CFM, Matrix Design Group


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