2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

2017 Conference, Plenaries, Videos and Concurrent Presentations

By presenting at the 2017 ASFPM Annual National Conference, presenters authorized ASFPM to display, show, and redistribute, without alteration, the presentation materials provided at the 2017 ASFPM Annual National Conference.

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

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

Welcome Address

Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, MO

Sly James Welcome Address Video coming soon

Managing Flood Risk in the Heartland

Lee Kellenberger, Stormwater Management Program, Johnson County, Kansas

Evolution of Innovative Stormwater Management
Lee Kellenberger Plenary Video

Randy Behm, PE, CFM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Nonstructural FloodProofing Committee

Programs, Projects & Training to Reduce Flood Losses
Randy Behm Plenary Video

Paul Osman, CFM, Manager, NFIP & Floodplain Management, Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Midwest Mitigation Practices in the Face of Great Floods
Paul Osman Plenary Video

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


Keynote Luncheon

Foundation Donor Recognition

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

Foundation Report
Doug Plasencia Foundation Report Video

David Reidmiller, PhD, Director, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC

Implementing Climate Change on the Ground
David Reidmiller Keynote Video

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


Plenary Session 2

Spotlight on Innovative Mapping and Data Tools

David Guignet, PE, State NFIP Coordinator & Chief of Regulatory Services Division, Wetlands & Waterways Program, Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore, Maryland

Spotlight on Innovative Mapping and Data Tools
David Guignet Plenary Video

Dave Canaan, Water & Land Resources Director, Mecklenburg County Water & Land Resources, Charlotte, North Carolina

Spotlight on Innovative Mapping and Data Tools
Dave Canaan Plenary Video

Todd Davison, Program Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Spotlight on Innovative Mapping and Data Tools
Todd Davison Plenary Video

Nicholas Shufro, Asst. Administrator, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, FEMA/DHS

Spotlight on Innovative Mapping and Data Tools
Nicholas Shufro Plenary Video

Q&A from Plenary 2 Video


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


Plenary Session 3

Nonstructural Mitigation: Success Stories from the Front Lines!

David Sturch, Code Enforcement Manager, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Partnering for Flood Risk Reduction Since the ’90s
David Sturch Plenary Video

Tony Mercantante, PP, AICP, Township Administrator, Middletown, NJ

Packaging Programs to Mitigate Effectively
Tony Mercantante Plenary Video

Brian Varrella, PE, CFM, Colorado DOT

Colorado Framework for Hazard Mitigation
Brian Varrella Plenary Video

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

Q&A for Plenary Session 3 coming soon

FEMA Town Hall Session

FEMA Data Visualization Tool: Historic Flood Risk and Cost
FEMA Town Hall Video

ASFPM Annual National Awards Luncheon sponsored by PWC

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

Todd Davison Receives ASFPM Meritorious Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards Luncheon Video

Concurrent Sessions

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

Concurrent Session A – Tuesday

A1: Assessments to Evaluate & Prioritize Mitigation Options

A2 – Implementing a Proactive Land Acquisition Framework for Flood Risk Reduction by Sam Brody, PhD, Texas A&M University; Wesley Highfield, Helen Walters

A2 – Owen County, IN Transportation Vulnerability Assessment by David Knipe, PE, CFM, Indiana DNR; Matt Riggs, GISP, CFM, The Polis Center

A2 – Nonstructural Assessment in the Little Apple by Brian Rast, PE, PMP, CFM, USACE, Inst. for Water Resources; Randy Behm

A2: The Changing Face of Floodplain Mgmt. Policy

A2 – Climate Change Policy Update: Overview of Federal Agency Responses to EO13690 & the Federal Flood Risk Mgmt. Standard by Shane Parson, PhD, PE, CFM, AECOM

A2 -Levees & NFIP Reauthorization: Some Hot Topics & What to Watchby Kyle Gilster, Esq., Husch Blackwell

A2 – The Climate Science Approach in Floodplain Mgmt. by Kristina Murphy, EI, CFM, DuPage County, IL

A3: Modeling a Wave of Coastal Conditions

A3 -Lake Michigan ADCIRC+SWAN Modeling for Flood Risk Analysisby Jeffrey Tabar, PE, D.CE, STARR II; Kenneth Hinterlong, Sarah Hayman, FEMA RV; Joe Faries, PE, CFM; Aaron Chen; Ali Marjani, PhD, PE, STARR II

A3 – Gowanus Canal & Newtown Creek Storm Surge Barrier by Jonathan Goldstick, PE, CH2M; Elise Ibendahl, PE, CFM, ENV SP, CH2M

A3 – Wave Runup: Does it Really Determine Floodplains? Corrections to Common Errors in Modeling & Mapping of Wave Runup & Overtopping by Joe Faries, PE, CFM, Stantec; Aaron Chen, Jeff Tabar

A4: Nature-based Flood Reduction & Ecosystem Services

A4 – Naturally Resilient Communities: Using Nature & Nature-based Solutions to Address Flooding by Nathan Woiwode, The Nature Conservancy

A4 – Ecosystem Service Valuation Tools for Floodplains by Mark Healy, Southern Illinois University; Silvia Secchi, PhD

A4 – From Headwaters to Downtown: Informing Floodplain Restoration Priorities with Spatial Analytics & Ecosystem Service Valuation by Zachary Christin, Earth Economics; Tim Maguire, Lance Davisson, Ian Hanou, Keith Wood, Dana Coelho, Stacey Eriksen

A5: The Case for Quality Data

A5 – Quantifying the Impact of 20-year Flood Frequency on Land Cover Change Type by David Alexander, PhD, FEMA HQ

A5 – Extreme Precipitation Analysis vs. Archived Storms in a Digital Age by Marian Baker, CFM, NOAA, NWS

A5 – An Innovative Approach for Determining Storm Event Rainfall Probabilities: Case Study Hurricanes Matthew & Joaquin by Neal Banerjee, PE, CFM, ESP

A6: Communication About Residual Risk for Dams & Levees

A6 – The Art of Information Sharing by James Demby, Jr., PE, FEMA HQ

A6 – In the Shadow of the Levee: Communicating Residual Risk by Steven Wolf, MCP3, JEO Consulting Group

A6 – Communicating Levee-related Flood Risk with the Risk MAP Playbook by Alex Wendel, Resilience Action Partners; Starr Terrell

A7: Tools for Risk Communication

A7 -* Engaging Millennials in Flood Risk: Lessons Learned from the New North Carolina Flood Website for Multi-Audience Outreachby John Dorman, CFM, North Carolina DPSEM; JoAnn Howard, H2O Partners, Inc.; Laura Wilson, ESP Associates

A7 – The Listening Dashboard: EPA Drives Flood Resilience with Data Analytics by Janice Roper-Graham, ABC, PMP, CFM, Outreach Process Partners; Nushat Thomas, EPA

A7 -Communicating Relevant, Actionable, Flood Protective Actions to the Publicby Jacqueline Snelling, FEMA HQ

A8: AECOM Showcase

A8 -Communicating the Value of the National Flood Mapping Program

Concurrent Session B – Tuesday

B1: Floodproofing

B1 – Development & Implementation of Dry Flood Proofing Stored at the Point of Use by Jeffrey Roushey, PE, CFM, ILC Dover; Jonathan Hinkle, PE, CFM

B1 – An “Opening” Argument: The Controversy Over Floodshields & the Protection of Glass Storefronts & Curtain Walls by James Colgate, AIA, Esq., CFM, Bryan Cave

B1 – Preparing a More Resilient NYC: Flood Emergency Plans by Clinton Peterson, CFM, New York City Dept. of Bldgs.; Wendy Wan, RA, CFM

B2: Overcoming Resource Challenges for Floodplain Mgmt. Administration

B2 – * Resources for Rural Communities (Building a Framework for Successful Floodplain Mgmt.) by Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM, Atkins; Cory Garyotis, PE, CFM, Alabama DECA

B2 – Reducing Barriers to CRS Entry: Introducing the Oklahoma CRS Toolkit by Monica Cardin, CCEA, CFM, City of Del City, OK

B2 – * The Importance of a Unified State Floodplain Program: Working Together to Build More Robust Local Floodplain Mgmt. Programs Throughout Montana by Traci Sears, CFM, Montana DNRC; Walter Ludlow, PE; Tiffany Lyden, CFM; Michelle Phillips, CFM

B3: Changing Climate & Rainfall: A Modeling Perspective

B3 -* Climate-Modified Hydrology Tests in Colorado: What if the Next Flood Is Worse?by Brian Varrella, PE, CFM, Colorado DOT; James Wulliman, PE; Derek Rapp, PE, CFM, CPESC

B3 -Flood Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Using Predicted Rainfall: 2016 Missouri Flood Event Case Studyby Thomas Schweitzer, PE, PMP, GISP, CFM, Atkins; Scott McAfee, FEMA; Vikram Shrivastava, Atkins

B3 – An Alternative Temporal Rainfall Distribution for Hydrologic Analysis & Design by Joseph Wilson, PE, PH, Wilson Hydro

B4: Response to Recent Flood Disasters

B4 – * Success, Challenges & Lessons Learned from Louisiana & Texas Flooding by Lisa Jennings, CFM, FEMA RVI; Charlie Cook, Cindy O Neal

B4 – 2015 South Carolina Flood Impacts on Dams by Sam Crampton, PE, CFM, Dewberry; James Demby, Jr., PE, National Dam Safety Program, FEMA

B4 – A Tale of Two Floods by Rob Davis, PE, City of Cedar Rapids, IA; Teresa Stadelmann

B5: Tranforming the Flood Mapping Program

B5 – Innovative Initiatives in FEMA’s Flood Mapping Program: Planning for the Future by Rick Sacbibit, PE, FEMA HQ; Laura Algeo, PE

B5 – FEMA’s Flood Mapping Program: Enhancements Due to NFIP Reform & TMAC Recommendations by David Bascom, FEMA HQ; Tucker Mahoney

B5 – New Tools for Obtaining Community Input into the Flood Hazard Identification Process by Ferrin Affleck, PE, CFM, Atkins; Jennifer Marcy, CFM; Soumya Sagarika, CFM

B6: View from the Dry Side: Addressing Levee Deficiencies

B6 – In a Levee Midlife Crisis? A SWIF Success Story by Dan Fricke, PE, LEED AP, CFM, JEO Consulting Group; Ross Lawrence, EI, CFM

B6 – Who’s the Boss? Special District Woes, Land Use Goals, & Leveed Land by Colin Rowan, Multnomah Cnty. Drainage Dist., OR; Sara Morrissey, Columbia – Multnomah Cnty. Drainage Dist.

B6 – Lower St. Francis Levee System 11 & 12 Study: An “Outside the Box” Approach to Unlocking Large Systems by Lee Beshoner, PE, CFM, FTN Associates; John Bourdeau, CFM, FEMA RVI

B7: Michael Baker International Showcase

B7 -The Future of Floodplain Management and Mitigation: A State and Local Perspective

B8: Local Stormwater Project Successes

B8 – Designing & Managing Complex Urban Streamway Projects with Multiple Objectives by Chad Johnson, PE, CFM, Olsson Assoc.

B8 – Zone AO Challenges in Oklahoma’s Prairie Heartland by Janet Meshek, PE, SR/WA, CFM, Meshek & Associates

B8 – Watershed-scale Stormwater Improvements with Innovative Funding by Aaron Gwinnup, PE, HR Green

Concurrent Session C – Tuesday

C1: Local Mitigation Success Stories

C1 – Creating Successful Partnerships: Lower Onion Creek Flood Mitigation Buyout Project by Pamela Kearfott, CFM, City of Austin, TX

C1 – Kingfisher, OK: Small Town Makes it Big through Collaboration by Rita Henze, RWA, R/W-NAC, CFM, Meshek & Associates; Dave Slezickey, City of Kingfisher

C1 – Locking Down the Right Flood Mitigation Plan by Donald Green, PE, Michael Baker Int’l

C2: Changing Attitudes About Higher Standards

C2 – Engaging Private Enterprise to Promote Flood Safety by Jennifer Gerbasi, CFM, Terrebonne Parish, LA

C2 – The Dollars & “Sense” of Flood Resiliency by Adam Reeder, PE, CFM, CDM Smith; Manuel Perotin, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

C2 – Above and Beyond – 200-year Flood Protection for Sacramento’s Future by Remi Mendoza, CFM , City of Sacramento, CA; Jim McDonald, AICP, CFM, City of Sacramento; Connie Perkins, PE, CFM, City of Sacramento

C3: Advancements in Hydrologic Data & Methods

C3 -Forging the Middle Ground Between Regression Equations & Detailed Basin Hydrologic Modelingby Carey Johnson, Kentucky Division of Water; Davis Murphy, Bret Lavey

C3 -Leveraging NHD Plus, National Water Model, Other Emerging Resources for Floodplain Studiesby David Key, PE, CFM, ESP Associates, P.A

C3 -Delivering High-quality, Integrated Topographic Data for Flood Modelingby Stephen Aichele, USGS

C4: The Role of Wetlands in Watershed Mgmt.

C4 – What Floodplain Managers Need to Know About Wetland Condition: NWCA 2011 Finds Relationship Between Hydrological Stress & Wetland Health by Myra Price, EPA; Gregg Serenbetz, W. Michael McDavit, Annie Rossi

C4 – * Assessing Multiple Functions of Missouri’s Bottomlands: Laying the Groundwork For Wetland Conservation by Frank Nelson, Missouri Dept. of Consv.; Dave Diamond, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership

C4 – * The Iowa Watershed Approach by Allen Bonini, Iowa DNR

C5: Improving the Customer Experience with Mapping

C5 – Keeping Customer-centric Aspirations in Technical Processing by Amanda Rabenstine, CFM, Michael Baker Int’l; Bryan Anderson, CFM, Michael Baker Int’l

C5 – * The Flood Risk Snapshot: Using Flood Risk Datasets to Personalize Flood Risk by Joe Martinenza, PE, Georgia DNR; Jeffrey Butler

C5 – * Flood Risk Information for the Masses: Estimated Base Flood Elevation Viewer by Diane Howe, CFM, FEMA, RVI; Elizabeth Savage, H2O Partners

C6: FEMA Showcase

C6 – FEMA HMA Grants and Updates by Karen Helbrecht, FEMA

C6 – FEMA Floodplain Management Updates by Rachel Sears , FEMA

C6 – FEMA Building Science Update by Dan Bass, RA, CFM , FEMA

C7: Training & Messaging

C7 -Supporting Communities, States & Federal Partners – Being a Trusted Advisor to All Levels of Governmentby Elizabeth Savage, PE, H2O Partners

C7 -* A Chapter’s Role in Communicating Risk & Training Our Floodplain Managersby Craig Wenger, AICP, LEED GA, CFM, Michael Baker Int’l; Joseph Ruggeri, New Jersey DEP

C7 – What Did You Say? How to Effectively Convey Technical Concepts to a Non-technical Audience by Necolle Maccherone, CFM, Michael Baker Int’l; Lisa Messano, CFM, Michael Baker Int’l

C8: Improving Green Infrastructure Functionality & Acceptance

C8 – Rain to Recreation, A Promise Fulfilled: Regional Watershed Approach to Manage Stormwater by Thomas Jacobs, PE, CFM, City of Lenexa, KS; Ronald Norris, PE, Olathe & Lenexa, KS (formerly)

C8 – Building Resilient Communities with Green Infrastructure One Code at a Time by Julia Noordyk, University of Wisconsin

C8 – How to Live with Water: A Collaborative Model for Improved Water Mgmt. by Jamelyn Austin Trucks, CFM, Atkins; Nathan Lott, Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative

Concurrent Session D – Wednesday

D1: Mitigation & Resilience Planning

D1 – Improving Community Resilience Through Integrated Risk Modeling & Community Planning by Mike Robinson, CFM, AECOM; Dana Bres, PE, Research Engineer, HUD

D1 – Drought, Fire, & Flood: Connecting the Hazards & Planning for the Triple Threat by Jeffrey Henson, CFM, JEO Consulting Group; Rebecca Appleford, CFM

D1 – Implementing Socio-Ecological Resilience into Floodplain Planning, Design, & Capital Projects by Steve Moddemeyer, CollinsWoerman

D2: International Floodplain Management Policy

D2 – The Economic Argument for Amphibious Retrofit Construction by Elizabeth English, PhD, University of Waterloo

D2 -The EU Floods Directive: What We Can Learn from the European Experienceby Anna Serra-Llobet, University of California, Berkeley

D2 – A Review of Risk-based Approaches in the US & Abroad: Lessons for the NFIP by Mike Seering, PE, CFM, AECOM; Jim Murphy, AECOM; Jonathan Simm, David Powers, HR Wallingford

D3: Advancements in 2D Modeling

D3 – Hyper-resolution Flood Assessments in Urban Areas Using 2D GPU Modeling by Reinaldo Garcia, PhD, Hydronia; Asier Lacasta, Javier Fernandez, Mario Morales, & Pilar Garcia-Navarro

D3 – Creative Applications for 2D Rapid Inundation Modeling by Elise Ibendahl, PE, ENV SP, CFM, CH2M

D4: Preparing Local Governments for Disaster Workloads

D4 – Preparing Your Floodplain Administration & Building Department for a Disaster by Manny Perotin, PE, CFM, CDM Smith; Adam Reeder, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

D4 – Disaster Preparedness for Local Code Officials by Gary Mullinix, CBCO, CFM, SAFEbuilt

D4 – Floodplain Mgmt. Post-disaster: How to Handle Activity Demands from Residents, State, & FEMA by Julie Grauer, FEMA HQ

Concurrent Session E – Wednesday

E1: Leveraging Funding for Mitigation Projects

E1 – * Financing Resilience in Connecticut: Current Programs, National Models, & New Opportunities by Wayne Cobleigh, CPSM, GZA GeoEnvironmental; Rebecca French, PhD, Connecticut Inst. for Resilience & Climate Adapt.; Jessica LeClair, Yi Shi, Howard C. Kunreuther, James G. Dinan, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

E1 – Solutions for Capturing Cost Share by Leveraging Multiple Funding Sources to Maximize Recovery Options by Franki Coons, CFM, AFC Partners; Keith Cranford, Hunt, Guillot & Assoc.; Jamelyn Trucks, CFM, Atkins

E1 – Developing Coordinated Funding to Reduce Local Flood Risk by Jonathan Raser, CFM, Tetra Tech; Alison Miskiman, GISP, CFM, Tetra Tech

E2A: Flood Insurance in Practice & Theory

E2A – NFIP Changes & Pricing by Phillip Dunn, National Flood Services

E2A – Update from FEMA’s Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate by Rhonda Montgomery, CFM, FEMA HQ; Errol Garren, CPCU, CFM

E2A – Is it In or Out? Rethinking the Mandatory Purchase Requirement by Duncan Hastie, PE, Dewberry; Michael Buckley

E2B: Local CRS Implementation Across the Country

E2B – Marriage of Dallas, TX CTP & CRS: A Blissful Union by Steve Parker, PE, CFM, City of Dallas, TX; Jarred Overbey, PE, CFM; Jack Young, PE, CFM

E2B – Fort Collins, CO: Be Flood Ready – A CRS Program for Public Information by Marsha Hilmes-Robinson, CFM, City of Fort Collins, CO

E2B – The NFIP’s Community Rating System: Bridging Adaptation Gaps in Coastal Communities by Mary-Carson Stiff, JD, CFM, Wetlands Watch

E3: 2D Modeling & Mitigation

E3 – Elkhorn River Long-term Bank Stabilization Project by Sara Mechtenberg, PE, FYRA Engineering; Bob Gregalunas

E3 – SMART Flood Risk Planning Using HEC-RAS 2D by Brinton Swift, PE, CFM, HDR; Janelle Moyer, PE, ENV SP, CFM

E3 – Urban Floodplain Modeling with HEC-RAS Combined 1D/2D Fargo, ND by Adam Nies, PE, CFM, Houston Engineering; Greg Thompson, PE, CFM

E5: Coastal Impacts of Climate Change

E5 – Storm-induced Coastal Erosion for Flood Insurance Studies & the Missing Link to Forecasting Coastal Flood Damage Impacts: Erosion, Runup, & Overtopping by Jeff Gangai, CFM, Dewberry; Tucker Mahoney, FEMA

E5 – Accounting for Long-Term Erosion & Sea Level Rise in New England: A TMAC Recommendation by Elena Drei-Horgan, PhD, CFM, AECOM; Brian Caufield, PE, CDM Smith; Jeremy Mull, PE, AECOM

E5 – Looking to the Future – San Francisco Bay Area Increased Flooding Scenarios by Kristen MacDougall, CFM, AECOM; Mark Lightner, AECOM

E6: Changing Risk Analysis Methods in a Changing World

E6 – Using Risk Analysis to Inform Levee Investment Priorities in the California & Dutch Deltas by Jessica Ludy, CFM, Environmental Science Assoc.; Larry Roth, PE

E6 – Climate Change & its Effect on the Resiliency of Our Dams & Levees by Scott Brand, PE, HDR

E6 – Application of Risk Informed Decision Making & Potential Failure Mode Analysis to Improve Resiliency of Critical Floodplain Infrastructure by Robert Beduhn, PE, ENV SP, HDR

E7: What’s New at FEMA for Outreach

E7 -Enhancing the NFIP: Lessons Learned from FEMA’s Customer Experience Initiativeby Priscilla Scruggs, FEMA, FIMA; Rachel Sears, FEMA/FIMA Mitigation Directorate

E7 -Customer-centric Approaches for Communicating Map Changesby Priscilla Scruggs, FEMA, FIMA; Sarah Devaney-Ice, FEMA

E7 -The Future of FEMA’s Coastal Flood Informationby Tucker Mahoney, FEMA HQ; Brian Batten, Jeff Gangai, Michael DelCharco

E8: Green Infrastructure to Reduce Flood Damage

E8 -China’s Sponge Cities Initiative, Lessons Learned from the USby Kari Mackenbach, DCES, ENV SP, CFM, ms consultants

E8 – Would You Like to Understand the Flood Control & Resiliency Benefits of Green Infrastructure? by Jennifer Walker, PE, D.WRE, CFM, Watearth

E8 – Changing the Paradigm: Stormwater Mgmt. in New Orleans, LA by Jessica Watts, PE, D.WRE, ENV SP, CFM, CDM Smith; Dana Brown, Dana Brown & Assoc.

E9: States Day: Mitigation

E9 – * Development & Feasibility of a State Led Flood Audit Program by Michelle Burnett, CEM, CFM, Rhode Island EMA

E9 – * Community Resilience & Historic Resource Preservation: Preserving Quality of Life in Connecticut by Scott Choquette, CFM, Dewberry

E9 – * Silver Jackets – Teaming to Mitigate and Manage State Flood Hazard Priorities by Ellen Berggren, USACE

Concurrent Session F – Thursday

F1: Encouraging Mitigation Action

F1 – Flood Economics: How Flood Mitigation Investment Returns Positive Benefits by Kathleen Boyer, FEMA HQ; Leo Abruzzese, Economist Intelligence Unit; Sarah Devaney-Ice, FEMA HQ; Seleana Bines, Resilience Action Partners

F1 – * Mitigation Actions Through Communication by George Riedel, CFM, Michael Baker Int’l

F1 – Engaging Communities to Reduce Risk: Who, When, How, & Other Lessons Learned by Karen Amrhein, STARR II/ Atkins; Stacy Wright

F2: CRS: What’s New & Local Program Administration

F2 – The CRS Program – Looking at Current Changes & Considering Measures of Effectiveness by Bill Lesser, CFM, FEMA HQ; William L. Trakimas, CFM, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation; Molly J. O’Toole, PE, DWRE, CFM, Molly O’Toole & Associates, Ltd.

F2 – CRS Cycle Visits Since 2013: Nuances, Triumphs, & Tribulations by Kimberley Pirri, PE, CFM, AECOM

F2 – Coordinating CRS Success on a County Scale by Cynthia Addonizio-Bianco, AICP, PP, LEED BD+C, CFM, Tetra Tech; Rob Flaner, CFM

F3: Beyond Flood Modeling: Assessing Other Hazards & Components

F3 – Mud & Debris Flow Study in Aspen, CO by Dai Thomas, PhD, Tetra Tech; Andrew Earles, PhD; Jim O’Brien, PhD; April Long

F3 -Simulating Surface Runoff & Sediment Transport Using CHRE2D Modelby Jennifer Duan, University of Arizona

F3 – Connecting Mapped Risk to Actual Risk to What’s at Risk by David Skuodas, PE, LEED, AP, CFM, Urban Drainage & Flood Ctrl. Dist.

F4: Watershed-level River Planning & Management

F4 – One Watershed, One Plan: A Case Study of Integrated Watershed Planning for Multiple Benefits by Shawn Tracy, HR Green

F4 – Souris River, ND: Collaborative Flood Risk Mitigation Success Story by Terry Zien, PE, CFM, USACE; Michael Hall, North Dakota DES

F4 – The Yellow River Initiative & the Restoration of the Kankakee River Basin by Siavash Beik, PE, D.WRE, CMS4S, CFM, Christopher B. Burke Engineering; Robert C. Barr

F5: Modeling to Mapping to Warning

F5 – Rapid, Dynamic, & Real-Time Flood Inundation Mapping for Emergency Mgmt. (& Planning) by Sean McFeely, Riverside Technology; Katherine Balster, Jude Kastens, James Halgren, Kevin Dobbs

F5 – Rapid Flood Mapping Using Inundation Libraries by Jude Kastens, University of Kansas; Kevin Dobbs, James Halgren, Katherine Balster

F5 – The Water Is Rising – Scalable, Reliable, & Relevant Flood Warning & Forecasting Supporting First Responders by Jim Keith, PE, CFM, Walter P. Moore & Assoc.; Andy Yung, PE, CFM; Nick Fang, PhD, PE

F6: Levee Risk Modeling

F6 – Web-based Automated, 2D Levee-Failure Flood Simulation using DSS-WISE™ Lite by Mustafa Altinakar, PhD, University of Mississippi; Marcus McGrath & Vijay P. Ramalingam, University of Mississippi; James Demby, Jr., PE, National Dam Safety Program, FEMA

F6 – Levee Performance & Floodplain Risk Analysis with HEC-WAT by Lea Adams, PE, USACE

F6 – Planning for Levee Breach in Dubuque, IA: Modeling & Development of Mitigation Strategies by Andy McCoy, HDR; Rusty Jones, Deron Muehring

F7: Tools for Risk Communication & Floodplain Management

F7 – Crowdsourcing Mobile Apps in Floodplain Management by Gopal Raja, Ideation, Inc.; Lisa Apperly

F7 – Texas CHARM Engages Stakeholders: A Texas A&M and FEMA CTP Tool for Risk Communication by Steven Mikulencak, AICP, Texas A&M University

F7 – Federal Partnered Collaborations Helping to Build a Weather Ready Nation by Victor Hom, NOAA, NWS; Kris Lander, PE, CFM

F8: Stormwater Mgmt. Policy

F8 – Stormwater Mgmt.- NAI, the State of the Art by Ron Flanagan, CFM, Flanagan & Assoc.

F8 – How Has Federal Stormwater Program Evolved & What Does it Mean for You? by Todd Williams, Michael Baker Int’l

F8 – Approaches for Determining & Complying with TMDL Requirements Related to Stormwater Runoff by Anna Lantin, Michael Baker Int’l

F9: State Chapter Action, Floodplain Regulations, Disaster Recovery

F9 – * Building an Effective Legislative Education Program to Support Flood Risk Reduction by Tom Leatherbee, AINS, MCP, CFM, Oklahoma Floodplain Mgrs. Assn.

F9 – * Improving the Compliance of Manufactured Homes Installed in Floodplains by Suzanne Sarpong, Arizona DWR

F9 – * When Disaster Strikes… Again: Response & Recovery in South Carolina by Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, South Carolina DNR; Ed Dickson

Concurrent Session G – Thursday

G1: Mitigation Project Process Guidance

G1 – Elevation Project Outreach Education Tool Kit for Property Owners by Roderick Scott, CFM, L & R Resources

G1 -Best Practices in Home Elevationby Tammie DeVooght Blaney, Int’l Assn. of Structural Movers

G1 -* Transfer of Development Rights for Tax-base Neutral Flood Risk Managementby Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP, American Rivers; Eileen Shader, CFM, American Rivers

G2: Research in Floodplain Mgmt.

G2 – * Who Lives in Floodplains? A Demographic Study in Nebraska by Mitch Paine, CFM, Nebraska DNR

G2 – Influence of Road Characteristics on Vehicle-related Flood Fatalities by Andrew Gissing, Macquarie University, Risk Frontiers; Matalena Tofa, PhD; Katharine Haynes, PhD, Risk Frontiers

G2 – Creating a Water Risk Index to Improve Community Resilience by Lobna El Gammal, Carnegie Mellon University; Kelly Klima, PhD

G3: Automated Modeling to Identify Risk

G3 – 2D Large Scale Automated Engineering for FEMA Floodplain Development in South Dakota by Eli Gruber, PE, CDM Smith; Brooke Conner, PE

G3 – Out with the Old, In with the New: Implementing the Results of the Iowa Rapid Floodplain Modeling Project by Traci Tylski, CFM, USACE, Omaha Dist.

G3 – South Dakota LSAE: How FEMA & its Stakeholders Benefit from 2D LSAE by Brandon Banks, GISP, AECOM; Brooke Conner, PE, FEMA RVIII; Brian Murphy, PE, PMP, D.WRE, CFM, CDM Smith

G4: Response to Recent Flood Disasters II

G4 – Come Hell or High Water: The LFMA DRT Response to the Great Flood of 2016 by Shandy Heil, CFM, Louisiana Floodplain Mgmt. Assn.; Chad Ross, CFM

G4 – Louisiana Underwater: Resiliency Hangs in the Balance by Shona Gibson, FEMA RVI; Jeffrey Giering, Louisiana State

G4 – History & Significance of Coastal Federal Disaster Declarations from 1953-2016 by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, AECOM

G5: Coastal Interactions

G5 – King Tides: How this Event has Risen into Our Vocabulary by Brian Caufield, PE, D.CE, CFM, CDM Smith

G5 – Prioritizing Re-mapping & Analyses of Rivermouths in Coastal Areas Following FEMA Region IX’s Coastal Re-study by Vince Geronimo, PE, CFM, AECOM; Ed Curtis, PE, CFM

G5 – * NC Flood Warning System: Ground Truth Comparisons During Hurricane Matthew by Dan Brubaker, PE, CFM, North Carolina DPSEM; David Key, PE, CFM, ESP Associates

G6: USACE & FEMA Working Together with Your Help to Address the Nation’s Levee Challenges

G6 – USACE & FEMA Working Together with Your Help to Address the Nation’s Levee Challenges by Suzanne Vermeer, PE, CFM, FEMA HQ; Steven Fink, PE, USACE; Jim Murphy, PE, CFM, AECOM

G7: Best Practices in Floodplain Mgmt.

G7 – Managing Change in a Time of Transition: Tools & Best Practices for Floodplain Mgrs. by Katrina Tavanlar, Booz Allen Hamilton; Kristin Murphy

G7 – Record Keeping for the Floodplain Administrator by Steve Samuelson, CFM, Kansas Dept. Agriculture

G7 – Generating Data, Risk Awareness & Tools for Local Benefit: Base Level Engineering by Elizabeth Savage, PE, H2O Partners; Diane Howe

G8: Local Stormwater Initiatives

G8 – Ladue, MO’s Stormwater Mgmt. Program by Josiah Holst, PE, CFM, HR Green

G8 – A One Water Framework: Integrating Floodplain & Stormwater Mgmt. Requirements for Communities by Sara O’Brien, Williamette Partnership

G8 – Evaluation of a Successful Watershed Partnership: 15 Years Later by Amanda Grint, PE, CFM, Papio Missouri River NRD, NE

Concurrent Session H – Thursday

H1: Building Resilience into Critical Facilities & Businesses

H1 – FEMA P-1019 Emergency Power Systems for Critical Facilities by David Low, PE, DK Low & Associates

H1 – A Flood Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Facilities by Lisa Graff, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey; Molly Woloszyn

H1 – Small- & Mid-size Business Disaster Preparedness & Resilience in New Orleans, LA by Taylor Daigle, AECOM; Jon Phillipsborn, AECOM

H2: Local Successes with Higher Floodplain Mgmt. Standards

H2 – A Collaborative Approach to Reduce Local Flood Insurance Rates in Coastal Georgia by Madeleine Russell, CFM, Georgia Sea Grant

H2 – Maximizing Your Floodplain Mgmt. Ordinance for Risk Reduction by James Holley, AICP, CFM, City of Blue Springs, MO; Karen McHugh, CFM; Scott Allen, Nancy Yendes, City of Blue Springs

H3: Managing Data for Better Modeling

H3 – Flood Study Needs Assessment, Process, & Tools for Bulk Geoprocessing of Large Datasets by William Jiang, PE, CFM, AECOM; Jeff Smith, PE, PMP, CFM

H3 – Papillion Creek Watershed: Making the Most of Available Data by Lori Laster, CFM, Papio Missouri River NRD, NE; Bob Gregalunas, PE

H3 – Flood Modelling – 9 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Flood Modelling by Phillip Blonn, PE, CFM, CH2M; Elise Ibendahl, PE, CFM; Jon Wicks

H4: Restoration Projects

H4 – Building a Floodplain Restoration Movement by Eileen Shader, CFM, American Rivers; Jonathon Loos, American Rivers

H4 – Case Study: Bank Stabilization, Flood Reduction & Water Quality Improvement Design Build Project by Ajay Jain, PE, CFM, HR Green; Logan Gilbertsen, PE, CFM

H4 – The Largest Wildlife Refuge Restoration Project in the Eastern US by Sravan Krovidi, PE, CFM, Amec Foster Wheeler; Matt Breen, PE, CFM

H5: Communicating Flood Risk

H5 – Fill, Floodways & BFEs: The Unsteady State of Floodplain Mgmt. by Del Schwalls, PE, CFM, Schwalls Consulting

H5 – Communicating Flood Risk with a Story Map by Taunnie Boothby, CFM, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

H5 – Be Flood SAF(ER): Situational Awareness for Emergency Response – A River Flooding Extent Map Viewer by Jared Allen, NOAA, NWS

H6: Complex Flood Control Projects

H6 – Determining Residual Flood Risk Associated with a Complex Levee System Fort Bend County, TX by Jonathan Simm, PhD, C.Eng., Bsc, HR Wallingford; André MacDonald, Sugar Land, TX

H6 – The FM Area Diversion Project: Protecting Fargo-Moorhead, ND from Catastrophic Flooding by Eric Dodds, AE2S; Nathan Boerboom, PE, CFM, City of Fargo, ND

H6 – Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedures using 2D capabilities in HEC-RAS by Tom Wright, PE, CFM, AECOM

H7: Tools to Inform Decision Making

H7 – Complex Levee System Fort Bend County, TX by Brian Batten, PhD, CFM, Dewberry

H7 – Empowering Communities: New Technologies to Engage on Flooding Rains by Raymond Laine, PhD, Ozengage

H7 – 2017 Coastal Master Plan Data Viewer by Andrea Galinski, ASLA, CFM, Lousiana Coastal Protection & Restor. Auth.; Mandy Green, Melanie Saucier

H8: Gray + Green Infrastructure = Better Projects

H8 – Advanced Sustainable Urban Stormwater Infrastructure by Mark Joersz, Advanced Drainage Systems

H8 – Kenilworth, IL Green Streets: Combining Porous Asphalt & Permeable Parkways to Reduce Flooding in a Combined Sewer Area by Joy Corona, PE, CFM, Bleck Engineering Co.; Patrick Brennan, Village of Kenilworth

H8 – Integrating Green & Grey Public Infrastructure within a Framework of Multiple Ownership by Laura Mwirigi Rightler, PE, CFM, Civil Design; Adonis Smith

Concurrent Session J – Thursday

J1: FEMA Mitigation Policies & Requirement

J1 – Averting a Second Disaster: Leading Financial Oversight Practices Following Disasters by Michael Herman, Ernst & Young

J1 – FEMA’s Support for Hazard Mitigation & Resiliency: Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change by Jordan Williams, CFM, CDM Smith; Eric Kenney, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

J1 -Mitigation Benefits Estimator: Automating the FEMA BCA Toolkit for Structure-based Project Prioritizationby Paul Vidal, Stantec; Jarred White, EIT

J2: Local & Coastal Flood Loss Reduction Initiatives

J2 – US Military Sites on the Frontlines of Rising Seas by Shana Udvardy, CFM, The Union of Concerned Scientists; Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Kristy Dahl, Astrid Caldas, PhD

J2 – Flood Smart Communities: Municipalities Working Together To Build Flood Resilience by Jayme Thomann, AICP, CFM, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council; Stevie Adams, CFM, The Nature Conservancy

J2 – Strategies for Smart Growth & Long-term Flood Risk Reduction: Tipton, IN Case Study by Sheila McKinley, AICP, CFM, Christopher Burke Eng.

J3: 2D Modeling Solutions for Unique Conditions

J3 – Overland Flow Modeling Through Joliet, IL Using HEC-RAS 2D by Aaron Thomas, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey

J3 – 2D Modeling for a 1D LOMR in a 3D World: Three “Simple” Stories by Rachel Pichelmann, PE, CFM, SHE

J3 – HEC-RAS Hydraulic Modeling Methods of Densely Populated Areas by Jesse Pope, CFM, Gannett Fleming; Ashley Mengle, GISP, CFM

J4: Nature-based Flood Reduction II

J4 – * Innovative & Emerging State Policies & Programs Incentivizing Nature-based Solutions for Erosion, Risk Reduction & Environmental Benefits by Sarah Murdock, The Nature Conservancy; Alice Tripp, Ana Tinsler

J4 – Mapping Floodplains, Populations At Risk, & Opportunities for Nature-based Risk Reduction for the Continental US by Kris Johnson, PhD, The Nature Conservancy; Oliver Wing, Paul Bates, Joe Fargione, Chris Sampson, Andrew Smith

J4 – Nature-based Floodplain Mgmt. Exists & Federal Agencies Should Know How to Implement It by Jonathon Loos, American Rivers; Eileen Shader

J5: Partnerships for Mapping & Modeling Success

J5 – A Modern CTP Program Vision: Our Operational Approach for the Next Five Years by Laura Algeo, PE, FEMA HQ

J5 – * Value of Local Partnerships: Texas Water Development Board CTP Program by Cindy Engelhardt, CFM, Halff Associates; Manuel Razo, GISP, CFM, Texas WDB

J5 – Risk MAP: Use the Data You Already Have for a Better Result! by Claire Jubb, AICP, CFM, Charlotte Cnty. Bd. of Cmsnrs.

J6: Levees in RVII: Mapping, Mgmt., & Insurance

J6 – FEMA RVII Levee Mapping Strategy by Rick Nusz, PH, PHG, CFM, FEMA RVII; Will Zung & Anish Pradhananga, Stantec

J6 – What’s Your Story? FEMA RVII Levee Data Documentation for the Future to Share Our Past by William Zung, PMP, CFM, Stantec; Anish Pradhananga, PE, CFM; Rick Nusz, CFM, RG

J6 – * Communicating Full Risk Insurance Rates in the Heartland by Louie Greenwell, GISP, CFM, PRIME AE Group; Dane Bailey, Kansas Dept. of Agriculture

J7: Case Studies in Risk Communication

J7 – Interagency Collaboration & Decision Support Services in the 2015 Meramec River Record Flood by Jonathon Thornburg, NOAA, NWS; Steve Buan, Mike DeWeese, Dustin Goering, Mark Fuchs, NOAA, NWS

J7 – Communication Challenges During the Historic December 2015 Floods in Missouri by Megan Terry, CFM, NOAA, NWS

J8: Stormwater Modeling to Enable Better Local Decisions

J8 – Programs, Projects & Policies Creating Resiliency in Phoenix, AZ by Valerie Swick, CFM, Flood Ctrl. Dist. of Maricopa Cnty., AZ; Doug Plasencia, PE, CFM; Geoff Brownell, PE, CFM

J8 – Community Benefits of Defining an Urban Overland Flowpath by Glen Taffinder, PE, CFM, City of Austin, TX; Kim Patak, PE, CFM, Freese & Nichols

J8 – Evaluating Release Rates for Specific Watersheds in Cook County, IL by Amanda Flegel, PE, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey; Dan Feltes, PE, CFM, Metro. Water Reclamation Dist. of Greater Chicago


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