2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

2019 Conference, Plenaries, Videos and Concurrent Presentations

ASFPM 2019 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenaries and Luncheons

Plenary Session 1


Welcome Address

Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director
Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, ASFPM Chair, South Carolina DNR

Welcome Address Video

Building Resilience

Todd Bridges, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Science, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, USACE

Engineering with Nature for Resilience and Value Creation

Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

Groundbreaking Building Code Awareness Through Consumer Research—The No Code No Confidence Campaign

 Mark Osler, Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience Science and Services, NOAA

 Where Do We Go From Here?

Q&A after Building Resilience Plenary

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

Keynote Luncheon, ASFPM Foundation Spotlight

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

ASFPM Foundation Spotlight

Plenary Session 2


National Flood Insurance Program: Reauthorization and Implementation Issues Panel

Austin Perez, Senior Policy Representative, National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Susan Asmus, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)


Rob Moore, Director, Water & Climate Team, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation; Chief Executive of the NFIP, FEMA


Q&A after NFIP: Reauthorization and Implementation Issues Plenary

Moderator: Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director

Plenary Session 3


Making It Work: Flood Risk Management – Best Management Practices

Steve Ferryman, CFM, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Ohio Mitigation Success Stories


Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, ASFPM Chair, South Carolina DNR

A Successful Substantial Damage Program 4 Years in the Making

Skip Stiles, Executive Director, Wetlands Watch

New Partnerships in the Floodplain Make it Work

Q&A after Making it Work Plenary

Moderator: Tim Trautman, PE, CFM, Program Manager, Mecklenburg County, NC


ASFPM National Awards Luncheon, includes National CRS and CTP Awards

Masters of Ceremonies:
Stevie Nicks aka Shana Udvardy, CFM, Union of Concerned Scientists &
Debbie Harry aka Lori Cary-Kothera, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Awards Presentation
Awards Luncheon Video

Concurrent Session A – Tuesday


A1: Flood Risk Communication After Wildfires

A1 – #FloodAfterFire – An Analysis on Improving Modern Community Engagement and Communications
by Francie Israeli, Resilience Action Partners

A1 – Burn Scars as Building Blocks: Lessons Learned From Flood-After-Fire Risk Communications
by Eugene Kinerney, DHS/FEMA/FIMA

A1 – Building Community Resilience Through Effective Risk Communication
by Lawrence Frank, CFM, Atkins

A2: Social Justice Factors in Floodplain Management

A2 – Socially Vulnerable Populations: Under-Recognized Victims of Flooding Disasters
by Jo Ann Howard, JD, H2O Partners

A2 – Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Coastal Communities’ Participation in CRS
by Alexis Cunningham, CSO & ASFPM

A2 – Equity & Social Justice: What King County, Washington is Doing to Manage Floodplains More Equitably
by Mitch Paine, CFM, King County

Session A2 Video

A3: Coastal Resilience Planning and Projects

A3 – Ridge to Reef and Beyond – The Challenges and Opportunities of Hazard Mitigation in the U.S. Virgin Islands
by Colin Vissering, AICP, CFM, Witt O’Brien’s

A3 – Evaluating the Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Coastal Storms – A Case Study
by Michael Vecchio, PE, HDR

A3 – Innovative Coastal Flood Resiliency in Urban Environment: Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System in NYC
by Rahul Parab, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Dewberry Engineers

A4: State Mapping Initiatives

A4 – Floodplain mapping without (largely) FEMA – the Indiana Floodplain Mapping project
by David Knipe, PE, CFM, Indiana DNR

A4 – The Maryland Resiliency Partnership: State Collaboration takes Risk MAP to New Levels
by Dave Guignet, Maryland Department of the Environment

A4 – New Vermont Mapping, Regulation, and Training to Enhance Floodplain Protection
by Rob Evans, CFM, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation

A5: When Hurricanes (In)Validate Models

A5 – From Swamp, to River, to Gulf: Complex 2D Modeling of the Withlacoochee River, Solved
by Joe Walter, MBA, PE, Atkins

A5 – Using Hurricane Harvey Data to Calibrate FEMA Risk MAP Study
by Michael Hanke, CFM, CDM Smith

A5 – Interpreting Uncertainty in New River Basin Forecasts During Hurricanes Florence and Michael
by Brian Astifan, PE, National Weather Service

A6: FEMA/Corps Levee Safety Session

A6 – The Levee Safety Reunion Tour: Bringing the Band Back Together
by Tammy Conforti, PE, USACE

A6 – The Levee Safety Reunion Tour: Bringing the Band Back Together
by Suzanne Vermeer, PE, CFM, FEMA

A7: Local Stream Restoration Case Studies

A7 – West Water Run Stream Restoration and Flood Mitigation Project
by Miles Hebert, PE, CFM, LEED Green Associate, EMH&T

A7 – Reducing Flood Risk by Restoring Natural Processes: The Sidney Greenplain Project
by James Woidt, PE, Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, DPC

A7 – Incorporating Natural Floodplain Functions into Mitigation
by Dave Fowler, CFM, ASFPM

A8: MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE: Building Resilient Communities: Change Starts from Within

A8 – Building Resilient Communities: Change Starts from Within
by Ogilvy and MBI, Resilience Action Partners

Concurrent Session B – Tuesday


B1: Research Findings and Risk Communication

B1 – Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Improve Messaging and Increase Insurance Coverage
by Shrupti Shah, Deloitte

B1 – Shah Video

B1 – The Evolution of Communicating Risk: A Conversation with FEMA’s Data and Communications Branch
by Priscilla Scruggs, FEMA

B1 – Why take a rational approach to a predictably irrational problem? Understanding the role of mental shortcuts and cognitive biases in the way our brains process risk and probability
by Kristin Murphy, ICAgile Certified Professional, Level 4 Social Marketer (CIM), Booz Allen Hamilton

B2: Holistic/Watershed Floodplain Management

B2 – Louisiana Watershed Initiative – Working Together for Sustainability and Resilience
by Jeffrey Giering, CFM, State of Louisiana

B2 – The Puyallup Watershed: A Case Study in Integrated Floodplain Management
by Spencer Easton, CFM, Environmental Science Associates

B2 – Learn How FEMA-USFWS-NMFS Partner to Promote Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species
by Bret Gates, FEMA Mitigation

B3: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants and Policy

B3 – HMA Application Development and Review – Applying Best Practices and Lessons Learned
by Manuel Perotin, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

B3 – FEMA Mitigation and Disaster Grants – Facts, Myths and Legends
by Matt Jadacki, CPA, CGFM, EY

B3 – Seeking Higher Ground: Timeframes and Characteristics of FEMA-Funded Floodplain Buyouts
by Anna Weber, Natural Resources Defense Council

 B4: CTP Showcase

B4 – Leveraging Technical Assistance to Enhance Local Awareness and Mitigation Through Risk MAP
by Tom Morey, CFM, RS, Stantec

B4 – Flood Risk CHAMPions
by Rigel Rucker, PE, CFM, AECOM

B4 – Lessons from the Field, CTP Program Project Management Best Practices
by Laura Algeo, PE, FEMA HQ

 B5: Identifying and Mitigating Building-Specific Risk

B5 – Floodplain Buyout Program Prioritization Using Community-wide Watershed Models
        by Stephen Sands, PE, CFM, Hazen and Sawyer

B5 – The Nuts & Bolts of Probabilistic Modeling (and why it’s awesome)
        by Geoff Uhlemann, PE, CFM, AECOM

B5 – Incorporating Uncertainty of First Floor Elevations into Flood Risk Assessment Modeling
        by Shane Parson, PhD, PE, CFM, AECOM

 B6: Stormwater Management at the Watershed Level

B6 – Evaluating and Selecting Release Rates for Specific Watersheds in Cook County
        by Amanda Flegel, PE, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey

B6 – Stormwater Management: A Regional Approach
        by Janet Popielski, PE, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

B6 – Stormwater Master Plan Solutions: Stream Flooding/Erosion Mitigation in the Cuyahoga River Watershed
        by John Aldrich, PE, D.WRE, CDM Smith

B7: Post-Disaster Tech

B7 – Artificial Intelligence: Pioneering New Tools for Efficient Flood Damage Estimation
        by Benjamin Roberts, ASA, ABS Group

B7 – NASA Disasters Program Support of Hurricane Florence Response
        by Garrett Layne, NASA HQ – ai solutions

B7 – Rapid Deployment of Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) for Post-Hurricane Disaster Assessment
        by Victor Acosta, T&M Associates (Compass JV)

B8: AECOM SHOWCASE: On the Main Stage: Big Base Level Engineering Data: Big Opportunities, Big Benefits, Big Challenges

B8 – Big Base Level Engineering Data: Big Opportunities, Big Benefits, Big Challenges by AECOM

Concurrent Session C – Tuesday


 C1: Flood Risk Disclosure: Intersection of Regulations and Risk Communication

C1 – Improving Disclosure Laws so Home Buyers are Not Kept in the Dark about Flood Risk
        by Joel Scata, esq, Natural Resources Defense Council

C1 – Engaging Real Estate Agents in Flood Risk Communication
        by Lisa Foster, CFM, Pinellas County

C1 – Foster Video

C1 – Scata Video

C1 – Dam Ownership Risks and Burdens: Raising Public Awareness through Educating Real Estate Agents
        by Kent Wilkins, CFM, OWRB

C2: CRS: National and State Perspectives

C2 – Community Rating System Update: Plain and Simple!
        by Bill Lesser, CFM, FEMA

C2 – How State Assistance with GIS Helps Communities Say ‘Yes’ to CRS
        by Martin Koch, CFM, Kansas Dept. of Agriculture – Division of Water Resources

C2 – One Dose of DMA and Two Doses of CRS: A “Cure” for a Successful Hazard Mitigation Plan
        by David Stroud, CFM, Wood

C3: Professional Research on Hazard Mitigation Policy

C3 – Flood Mitigation and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Driven by Municipal Credit Rating
        by John Miller, PE, CFM, CSM, DHS-FEMA

C3 – Pluvial Flood Risk
        by Jeffrey Czajkowski, PhD, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

C3 – Profiles in Flood Mitigation: Overcoming Barriers to Designing and Implementing Effective Policies
        by Matthew Fuchs, J.D., The Pew Charitable Trusts

C4: Mapping Urban Flood Risk

C4 – Who’ll Map the Rain? Capturing Pluvial Flood Risk
        by Siamak Esfandiary, PhD, PE, FEMA

C4 – Equity and Resilience in Urban Flooding: The Elephant in the Room
        by Elise Ibendahl, PE, CFM, ENV SP, Jacobs Engineering

C4 – Flooding Outside the Lines: Applying TWI to the Problem of Urban Flooding
        by Kingsley Allan, CFM, GISP, Univ. of IL / Illinois State Water Survey

C5: Creative Methods for Real-Time Forecasting

C5 – Adapting National Water Model Forecast Data to Local Hyper-Resolution H&H Models
        by Peter Singhofen, PE, Streamline Technologies, Inc.

C5 – “Hurry”cane Modeling: Forecast Modeling to Optimize Limited Resources with Limited Time
        by Ed Dickson, PE, CFM, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

C5 – PSEG-LI Stormsurge Flood Modeling and Flood Mapping for Long Island New York using waterRIDE™
        by Efrain Giron Maglioni, Ph.D., P.Eng., Advisian/WorleyParsons

C6: Mapping Dam and Levee Risk

C6 – Reaching Milestones in Mapping Non-accredited Levees
        by Michael Seering, PE, CFM, PMP, AECOM

C6 – Uses of DSS-WISE to support Risk Map: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Rapid Inundation Risk Modeling
        by Tiffany Coleman, PE, CFM, STARRII (Stantec)

C6 – A GIS-Based Tool to Prioritize FEMA Levee Mapping Updates
        by Kim Dunn, D.WRE, P.E., CFM, T&M Associates, Compass JV

C7: Lessons Learned for Substantial Damage Determinations

C7 – Substantially Damaged…Again
        by John Brubaker, PE, CFM, NC Dept of Public Safety

C7 – Substantial Damage: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
        by Jessica Artz, CFM, SC DNR

C7 – Answers to Questions about Substantial Damage in the Post-Disaster Environment
        by John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM, FEMA HQ Building Science


C8 – NFIP/Endangered Species Act Update
        by Bret Gates, FEMA

C8 – DRRA Update
        by Kayed I. Lakhia, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CFM, FEMA

C8 – State Assessment Notifications
        by Adrienne Sheldon, PE, CFM, FEMA

C8 – Building Science Update
        by Dan Bass, AIA, FEMA

C8 – Building Science Update
        by John Ingargiola, PE, CFM, FEMA

Concurrent Session D – Wednesday


 D1: Innovations and Technology in Risk Communication

 D1 – Next Generation Information and Communication Systems for Flooding
         by Ibrahim Demir, PhD, University of Iowa

 D1 – Making Mitigation Mainstream
by Peter Herrick, Jr., Federal Emergency Management Agency (HQ)

 D1 – The Observed Flood Extent: Using Multispectral Satellite Imagery to Detect and Map Historical Flood Events
by Catherine Ipsan, Radiant Solutions

 D2: Flood Insurance Rating

 D2 – National Flood Insurance Program Pricing
by Phillip Dunn, ANFI, National Flood Services

 D2 – Flood-Impacting-Threshold, InstaScore, and Precision-Rating: New and Powerful Tools for Differentiating Flood Risk
by John Sun, Stream Methods. Inc.

 Session D2 Video

 D3: Risk Assessments to Improve Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

 D3 – Resiliency, Emergency Management, Case Studies, Applied & Academic Research
by Janey Camp, PhD, PE, GISP, CFM, Vanderbilt University

 D3 – Measuring Transportation Infrastructure Resilience: A Case Study with Amtrak
by Gina Tonn, PhD, PE, CFM, Delaware Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

 D3 – Assessing the Vulnerability of Transportation Infrastructure to Climate Stressors in San Diego, California
         by Jeffery Crump, PE, Moffatt & Nichol

 D4: Mapping Issues with Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion

 D4 – 30-Years of FEMA Sea Level Rise Studies and Future Focus Areas
by Brian Batten, PhD, CFM, Dewberry

 D4 – Great Lakes Coastal Flood Hazard Studies Are More Than Meets the Eye
by Ken Hinterlong, FEMA Region V

 D4 – Modernizing Coastal Erosion and the Primary Frontal Dune
by Christina Lindemer, FEMA

 D5: Modeling for Local Flood Risk Planning

 D5 – Lisbon Flooding Problematics – Proactive Decision-Making Supported by a Novel Integrated Numerical Modeling Approach
         by Rodrigo Fernandes, PhD., MSc., Senior Consultant, Bentley Systems, International Limited

 D5 – Regional Flooding Challenges and Approaches – City of Canfield Bradford-Briarcliff Flood Mitigation Study
         by Chad Boyer, PE, CFM, ms consultants, inc.

 D5 – Two-Dimensional Floodplain Modeling in Downtown Baltimore
         by Sravan Krovidi, PE, CFM, Wood E&IS

 D6: Stormwater Asset Management Tools

 D6 – An Urban Stream Manager’s Guide to Field-Based Master Planning
by George Remias, PE, NEORSD

 D6 – GIS Showcase: FPA Tools for Stormwater Management
by Chris Hill, GISP, CFM, Meshek & Associates, LLC

 D6 – Enhancing Your Asset Management Strategy – Innovative Approaches in Stormwater Asset Collection and Evaluation
by Neal Banerjee, PE, CFM, ESP Associates, Inc

Concurrent Session E – Wednesday


 E1: State and Local Risk Communication Initiatives 1

 E1 – Denver FloodWalk: Visualizing Flood Risk in an Urban Park
by Tony Mendes, CFM, FEMA

 E1 – Letting it Flow: Sharing Local Stories that Inspire Personal Mitigation Action
by Kate Skaggs, CFM, Resilience Action Partners

 E1 – Digital Outreach and Education for Rural Communities
by Lee Beshoner, PE, CFM, FTN Associates

 E2: Floodplain Management Policy and Regulations

 E2 – The BFEs Are(n’t) All Right: An Assessment of Elevation Certificates and Implications to the NFIP
by Jennifer Marcy, CFM, Atkins

 E2 – A Cumulative Standard for Substantial Improvement: Our Rocket to the Moon
by Tom Leatherbee, MCP, AINS, CFM, City of Del City

 E2 – Managing Urban Floodplains in Fort Worth, Texas
by Clair Davis, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth

 E3: Mitigation through Better Building Performance

 E3 – Evaluating your FPM building design and construction requirements in a post-disaster environment
by Manuel Perotin, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

 E3 – Building Performance and Outreach after the Recent Hurricanes
by Daniel Bass, RA, FEMA HQ Building Science

 E3 – Predicting Flood Damage using Probability Theory
by William Coulbourn, Coulbourn Consulting

 E4: FEMA Mapping Tools and Resources

 E4 – FEMA Flood Map Tools for Floodplain Managers
         by Daniel Horner, CFM, CSM, NiyamIT

 E4 – Capturing Data Delivery on the FEMA GeoPlatform
         by Marshall Rivers, CFM, STARR II (Atkins)

 E4 – Supporting Local Government through Advisory Products and GIS Analysis
by Naomy Perez-Sanchez, Atkins, SNC Lavalin member

 E5: 2D Modeling for State Programs

 E5 – Regulating 2D Models – Opportunities and Lessons Learned from CHAMP
         by Isaac Allen, EI, CFM, AECOM

 E5 – The Future of BLE Data: How Louisiana is Using BLE Data to Supplement Their CTP Program
         by Jacob Lesue, PE, CFM, Dewberry

 E5 – Moving Forward in Kentucky: Approaches to 2D Modeling and Risk MAP Integration
         by Tommy Arnspiger, AECOM

 E6: Dam and Levee Systems Management

 E6 – Interfaces between Earthen Levees and Hard Structures: Understanding and Managing their Performance
by Jonathan Simm, PhD, CEng, HR Wallingford

E6 – Estimating and Evaluating Spillway Capacities of Guadalupe Valley Hydroelectric System Dams on Guadalupe River, Texas
by Hui-Ming “Max” Shih, Ph.D, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

E6 – Dam Rehabilitation Grant Program- Incorporating mitigation and floodplain management to reduce risk
by Edward Beadenkopf, PE, CFM, STARR II (Atkins)

E7: Restoring Natural and Beneficial Functions

E7 – Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Leveraging State Wetland Restoration and Protection Programs to Improve Watershed Health
by Marla Stelk, Assoc. of State Wetland Managers

E7 – Restoring More Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains
by Brad Gordon, American Rivers

E7 – The Floodplain Explorer: Prioritizing Floodplain Restoration in the Mississippi River Basin
by Kris Johnson, PhD, The Nature Conservancy

E8: Sea Level Rise Adaptation

E8 – Retreating for Resilience: Legal and Policy Tools for Relocating Development from Floodplains
by Katie Spidalieri, Attorney, Georgetown Climate Center

E8 – Adapting to Climate Change vs Traditional Flood Mitigation – What’s the Difference?
by Vince Geronimo, PE, CFM, Mead & Hunt

E8 – U.S. Federal Climate Resiliency Policy: Is it Advancing or Retreating?
by Sarah Murdock, The Nature Conservancy

E9: State Day – Mitigation

E9 – Ready, Set, ASSESS! How to Conduct a Meaningful Risk Assessment with Limited Resources
by Tom Hughes, CEM, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

E9 – Community Technical Assistance: A Model for Mitigation Action
by Tara Lanzrath, CFM, Kansas Department of Agriculture

E9 – Successfully Integrating Climate Adaptation into the Massachusetts Hazard Mitigation Plan
by Joy Duperault, CFM, Massachsuetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

Concurrent Session F – Wednesday


F1: Local Flood Warning Systems

F1 – Utilizing Technology, Partners, and Communication for Mitigating Flood Impacts
by Mark Link, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

F1 – North Central Texas Collaborates on Flood Warning: A Cooperative Success Story
by Mia Brown, CFM, North Central Texas Council of Governments

F1 – The Future Is Now: Flood Forecasting in Harris County, Texas
by Andy Yung, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Walter P Moore and Associates

F2: Guidance for Local Floodplain Administrators

F2 – Floodplain Forms: Floodplain Management Streamlined
by Joshua Lippert, CFM, City of Philiadelphia

F2 – Navigating the New EC: Understanding the Changes and Updates to the FEMA Elevation Certificate
by Del Schwalls, PE, CFM, Schwalls Consulting LLC

F2 – Floodplain Management within a 2D Floodplain/Floodway Special Flood Hazard Area
by Stephen Noe, Wood

F3: Floodproofing Successes

F3 – Dry-floodproofing: Recent Case Studies in NYC
by James P. Colgate, Esq., AIA, CFM, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

F3 – Stories of Resilience: How Smart Companies Out-Smart Floods
by Dr. Jens Thalheim, FM Global

F3 – Floodproofing Critical Infrastructure: the Tacoma Central Treatment Plant Flood Protection Project
by Tyler Jantzen, PE, Jacobs

F4: Advances in Mapping

F4 – LOMA’s for the Masses – A quick guide to multiple LiDAR LOMAs
by Tim Benenati, CFM, AECOM

F4 – MAAPnext – A Next Step to Evolving Floodplain Mapping
by Ataul Hannan, PE, CFM, Harris County Flood Control District

F4 – Informing floodplain management and hazard communication through probabilistic flood inundation maps
by Tim Stephens, University of Georgia

F5: Modeling Waves and Coastal Erosion

F5 – Wave Overtopping – A Key Piece in Predicting Coastal Flood Hazards
         by Matt Shultz, PE, Woods Hole Group

F5 – Modeled Storm Impacts Validated: Lake Ontario Spring 2017 Flooding Event
         by Jeff Gangai, CFM, Dewberry

F5 – Modeling and Mapping Applications for Wave Overtopping on the Great Lakes
         by Rebecca Aiken, EIT, CFM, Stantec

 F6: Local Holistic Stormwater Management Approaches

 F6 – Using Regional Stormwater Solutions to Promote Quality Sustainable Development
by Tom Jacobs, PE, CFM, City of Lenexa, KS

 F6 – 7th Avenue Creek Flood Mitigation and Flood Reduction Master Plan: Developing a Plan to Meet Multiple Objectives and Funding Opportunities
by Ajay Jain, PE, CFM, HR Green, Inc.

 F6 – Robbins, IL : Re-imagining Stormwater Investment
by Richard Fisher, PE, CFM, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

 F7: Post-Disaster Responses to Recent Events

 F7 – Emergency Home Repairs Virgin Islands – Creating the Program Identity to Achieve Success
by Ann Terranova, CFM, AECOM

 F7 – Implementation of Hazard Mitigation under the Sector-Based Approach in Puerto Rico
by Devin Schultze, EIT, CFM, CDM Smith

 F7 – Positioning Mitigation Success in Puerto Rico Post-Maria
by Andrew Martin, CFM, FEMA Region II

 F8: Coastal Decision Support Tools

 F8 – Coastal Barrier Resources System Tools and Data Updates from the USFWS
by Dana Wright, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 F8 – Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods
by Douglas Marcy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

 F8 – Community Involvement with the Monitoring of Water Levels and King Tide Events
by Daniel Tomczak, CFM, Jacobs Engineering Group

 F9: State Day – NFIP

 F9 – SCORE CAVs – A New Strategy on Building Regional and Statewide Flood Resiliency
by Shannon Riess, CFM, Florida Div. Emergency Mgmt.

 F9 – First Steps to Correcting Violations
by Steve Samuelson, CFM, KS Dept. Agriculture

 F9 – The EMAC Solution to Floodplain Recovery
by Traci Sears, State of Montana

Concurrent Session G – Thursday


 G1: Communication During a Crisis

 G1 – Communicating Flood Risk during Hurricane Florence in Eastern North Carolina
by Belkys Melendez, National Weather Service

 G1 – NC FIMAN: Hurricane Florence Success Stories and Future Vision
by John Brubaker, PE, CFM, NC Dept of Public Safety

 G1 – Communicating the Risk from Coastal Storms: An Unresolved Issue
by Guillermo Simón, PE, CFM, Taylor Engineering, Inc.

 G2: Local CRS Successes

 G2 – Success with CRS: Lessons from Class 2 Communities
by Dennis Dixon, CFM, King County

 G2 – Class 5 CRS Community – It Can be Done
by Maggie Talley, CFM, Jefferson Parish

 G2 – Repetitive Loss Area Analysis: Why Everyone Needs One
by Marilyn Sucoe, PE, CFM, IDNR/OWR

 G3: Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Planning

 G3 – David, Meet Goliath: How Small Communities are Facing Down Big Flood Issues
by Mike Robinson, CFM, Moffatt & Nichol

 G3 – Integrating Natural and Nature-based Infrastructure into Hazard Mitigation Plans: Creating Resilient and Sustainable Communities
by William “Drew” Parker, CFM, GISP, USEPA

 G3 – A Resilient Rancheria: Using Hazard Mitigation Plans to Centralize Information for Funding
by Caroline Cunningham, CFM, AICP, ABCP, Stantec

 G4: Predictive Inundation Mapping

 G4 – Advanced Forecasting and Mapping of Catastrophic Flood Inundation in South Carolina
by Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

 G4 – Leverage it! Part 1: Models, Gages, and Topo… Forecasting Flood Damage
          by Kimberley Pirri, PE, CFM, AECOM

 G4 – Mapping the Flood Forecast – USACE Case Studies from 2017 and 2018 Hurricanes
by Jason Sheeley, GISP, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 G5: Leveraging Existing Data for Large Scale Modeling

 G5 – Delivering Large Scale 2D Base Level Engineering Products in South Dakota
         by Amanda Banks, PE, AECOM

 G5 – Enhancing Large-Scale 2D Hydraulic Models to Refined Local 2D Models with Floodways
by Eli Gruber, PE, CDM Smith

 G5 – Base Level Engineering: 2D Methods from the Mountains to the Plains
         by Chris Ide, PE, CFM, Wood

 G6: Complex Levee Projects

 G6 – The Levee Vortex: Reaching Escape Velocity, Finally…Or Did We?
by Lalit Jha, PE, D.WRE, CFM, JEO Consulting Group

 G6 – The Intersection of Roads and Levees: Challenges of Managing Dual Infrastructure
          by Vicki Twerdochlib, PE, CFM, HDR

 G6 – The Cannon Drive Levee: Flood Protection at The Ohio State University
by Shawn Arden, PE, CFM, EMH&T

 G7: Sensors and Blockchain Applications in Floodplain Management

 G7 – Enhanced Floodplain Management through the use of Widely Distributed Flood Sensor Networks
by Ben Schreib, AECOM

 G7 – Improving Dam Safety with Smart City Sensors
by Patrick Heck, CSM, Guidehouse

 G7 – Improving Flood Insurance Compliance, Monitoring, Claims Processing, and Risk Assessments using Blockchain Technology
          by Kerry Keys, CPA, Guidehouse

 G7 – Keys Video

 G8: Urban Flooding Mitigation Success

 G8 – Preparing for the New Normal and Challenging the Process for Integrated and Large Scale Solutions for Mitigation
by Jamelyn Austin Trucks, CFM, CGM, Atkins

 G8 – Flood Mitigation in Huntsville, AL: Using HMGP to Mitigate Urban Flooding
by Byron Hinchey, PE, S&ME, Inc.

 G8 – 56th & Morton – Lincoln, NE – Flood Mitigation Takes Time, Money, and Cooperation: A Story of Persistence
by Kevin Kruse, PE, JEO Consulting Group, Inc

Concurrent Session H – Thursday


 H1: Partnerships in Risk Communication

 H1 – The Together Project – Tiger Creek Nature Park: A New Paradigm
by Kenneth Schwab, PE, CFM, City of Broken Arrow

 H1 – Ohio Silver Jackets Flood Risk Management Success Projects
by Ashley Stephens, CFM, USACE Huntington District

 H1 – Sharing Leadership: Building Mitigation Coalitions that Do More than Just Talk
by Jeffery Harvey, DEL, CEM, JH Consulting, LLC

 H2: Flood Insurance: Uses, Changes, and Reports

 H2 – Flood Insurance As a Tool Of Community Resiliency
by Joe Rossi, CFM, ANFI, Massachusetts Coastal Coalition

 H2 – Don’t Stop Believin’ – Believing in Change and our Commitment to Customers
         by Lloyd Hake, FEMA, Federal Insurance Directorate

 H2 – The Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) 2018 Annual Report and Progress Report
by Rhonda Montgomery, CFM, FEMA Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate

 Session H2 Video

 H3: Advice and Lessons Learned for Flood Elevation Projects

 H3 – Home Elevation is the Most Viable Option of Flood Mitigation
by Sean O’Leary, CFM, SJ Hauck Construction, LLC

 H3 – Simplifying FMA Projects by Removing the Locality from the Contracts
by Kimberley Tempesco, CFM, City of Virginia Beach

 H3 – Elevating Historic Homes
by Larry Moss, RA

 H4: CNMS Applications

 H4 – Mapping the Unmapped: Where do we Start?
by Bradford Hartley, Jr., GISP, CFM, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

 H4 – CNMS for Coastal Risk Management, What communities need to know
by Elena Drei-Horgan, PhD, CFM, AECOM

 H4 – Submitting Flood Hazard Mapping Needs to FEMA and Tracking Flood Study Actions
by Eliza Ledwell, CFM, IBM

 H5: Modeling for Transportation Design and Mitigation

 H5 – Overcoming Barriers in the Use of 2D Hydraulic Modeling
         by Scott Hogan, PE, FHWA

 H5 – Testing the Waters: How H&H and Drainage Drive the Texas Bullet Train
         by David Rivera, PhD, PE, CFM, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

 H5 – Understanding Flood Resiliency in Princeville, North Carolina
         by Allison Bryan, Moffatt & Nichol

 H6: Stormwater BMPs on the Horizon

 H6 – Nature-Based Solutions to Flooding, Drought, and Groundwater Decline
by Bryan Hummel, EPA Region 4

 H6 – Experiences with Erosion Control Applications across the United States
by Stefano Rignanese, Maccaferri Inc.

 H6 – Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Increased Resiliency and Flood Risk Reduction
by Kari Mackenbach, CFM, BCES, ENV SP, ms consultants

 H7: Natural and Beneficial Function Restoration and Floodplain Management

 H7 – Targeted Stream Restoration
by Ivan Valentic, ASLA, PLA, GPD Group

 H7 – Case Studies of Floodplain and Stream Restoration Projects and their Potential Use for Flood Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience
by Rich Pfingsten, PWS, Stantec

 H7 – Assessing floodplain function for more informed land use decision making
by Stevie Adams, CFM, The Nature Conservancy

 H8: Evaluating Complicated Hydrology

 H8 – Assessment of Uncertainty in Doppler Radar Estimated Precipitation
by Valmir Bucaj, PhD, USMA

 H8 – Application of Bulletin 17C on the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers
by Brad Bettag, PE, CFM, Wood

 H8 – Rethinking the Applicability of Current Flood Frequency Analysis for the 1% and 0.2% Events
by Ted Cassidy, PE, PH (Hydrologist), Dewberry Engineers Inc.

Concurrent Session J – Thursday


 J1: State and Local Risk Communication Initiatives 2

 J1 – Comprehensive Floodplain Management and Mitigation Information at Your Fingertips
by Patrick Dobbs, PE, Wood

 J1 – Blue Moon: Kentucky’s Contributions to FEMA’s Moonshots
by Carey Johnson, Kentucky Division of Water

 J1 – A Tool to be “In The Know” Prior to Your Next Community Meeting
by Darryl Rockfield, Jr., Missouri State Emergency Managment Agency

 J2: International Perspectives on Flood Risk Management

 J2 – Learning from Europe: Review of First Cycle of Implementation of Floods Directive
by Richard Lewis, HR Wallingford

 J2 – Flood Risk Management in Germany – The Impact of the EU-Flood Directive and Lessons Learned from the 2002 and 2013 floods
by Klaus Piroth, PhD, CDM Smith Consult GmbH

 J2 – Taking Levees into Account in Flood Maps: Comparing US and France
by Anna Serra-Llobet, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

 J3: Risk Assessments

 J3 – OpenHazus: the Future of FEMA’s Hazus Loss Estimation Tool
by Jesse Rozelle, GISP, FEMA HQ

 J3 – “Show Me” Statewide Hazard Mitigation Planning Utilizing Risk MAP Products: A Case Study for Success in Missouri
by Alicia Williams, CFM, Wood E&IS

 J3 – Developing a Community Mitigation Program – Recipes for Success from Mecklenburg County
by Katie Hermann, GISP, CFM, ESP Associates

 J4: Elevation Data & Datums

 J4 – Changing Flood Reference Elevations is Relative but it is a Big Deal!
by David Curtis, Ph.D., WEST Consultants

 J4 – Digging for Datums and Aligning Aerial Imagery
by Christine Gallagher, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey

 J4 – The 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study – Preliminary Results
          by Ashley Chappell, NOAA

 J5: Wait, You Want to Model What? Modeling Unique Features

 J5 – What Happens When the Bottom Drops Out?
         by Bryan Martindale, PE, CFM, Knight E/A

 J5 – Regional Flooding Challenges and Approaches – Huntington, WV Flood Mitigation Study
         by Ifeanyi Odigboh, PE, CPESC, CFM, ms consultants, inc.

 J5 – Save Fame Studios: 2D Sinkholes with Floodways in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
         by Felipe Dias, EIT, CFM, Wood

 J6: Risk Communication and Planning for Dams and Levees

 J6 – How A Multiple Dam EAP Table Top Exercise is a Win-Win Situation
by Natalie Rogers, PE, CFM, FTN Associates, Ltd.

 J6 – Assessment of USACE Collaborative Levee Flood Risk Communication Initiative: Challenges & Lessons Learned
by Mary Weidel, PE, CFM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 J6 – Lessons Learned from 20+ Flood Response Plans
by Sheila McKinley, AICP, CFM, Christopher B Burke Engineering LLC

 J7: Post-Disaster Actions and Processes

 J7 – The SBA Disaster Loan Program: Preparedness, Recovery, Insurance Requirements and Mitigation
by Alejandro Contreras, U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Disaster Assistance

 J7 – Contreras Video

 J7 – Unveiling of the FEMA Coastal Disaster Data Playbook
         by Nicole Metzger, Atkins

 J7 – Post-Disaster Data Analytics- Transforming Recovery Decision-Making
         by Mathew Mampara, PE, Dewberry

 J8: Flood Map Change Processes

 J8 – Advancements and New Initiatives Impacting MT-1 Letter of Map Change Processing
by Todd Steiner, FEMA HQ

 J8 – Using LiDAR to Support Letter of Map Amendments (LOMAs): What Submitters Need to Know
by Matt Richards, CFM, Michael Baker Intl.

 J8 – Those Maddening Approximate A Zones — Case Studies and Proposed Holistic Solutions
by Cleighton Smith, PE, CFM, Taylor Wiseman & Taylor



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