2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

2020 Conference, Plenaries & Concurrent Presentations

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2020 ASFPM
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2020 ASFPM Annual National Virtual Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenary Session 1


Flood Challenges and Solutions: Everything is Bigger in Texas

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Welcome Address: Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director

Sam Brody, Director of Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science, Texas A&M University

Kathleen Jackson, Board Member, Texas Water Development Board

Kevin Shunk, PE, CFM, Floodplain Administrator, City of Austin

Moderator: Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director

Plenary Session 2


Managing Flood Risk in a Changing World

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Sam Medlock, Senior Counsel, Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, U.S. House of Representatives

Sarah Murdock, Director, U.S. Climate Resilience and Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy

Laurie Schoeman, Senior Program Director, National Initiatives, Resilience, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Moderator: Shannon Riess, CFM, ASFPM Vice Chair

Plenary Session 3


Federal Partnerships Enable Local Success

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Stacey Brown, PMP, SES, Chief, Planning and Policy Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

David Stearrett, CFM, Director, Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, FEMA

Moderator: Carey Johnson, Assistant Director, Kentucky Division of Water, ASFPM Chair-Elect

2020 ASFPM Awards Ceremony


Virtual Presentation of ASFPM Awards

ASFPM is pleased to present the winners of its 2020 awards. These annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions by individuals, agencies, and organizations who are advancing the association’s mission to reduce the loss of human life and property damage due to flooding.

Important: Viewing the videos listed on this page is not eligible for CECs. To earn CEC for viewing the 2020 conference program, please visit ASFPM’s virtual conference site.

Note: Each concurrent session below is one YouTube video and comprises each of the presentations listed. The link on the session name (e.g., A4: Floodplain Management Policy) goes to the start of the session. The link on each individual presentation goes to that presenter’s starting point. Bookmarks to each presenter can also be found in the description section of YouTube (click “Show More”).

Concurrent Session A – Tuesday, June 9


Track: Mapping

A1: State Mapping Initiatives

A1 – Developing Base Level Engineering for Texas Watersheds – A Cooperating Technical Partners Initiative
by Jacquelyn Hayes, CFM, Texas Water Development Board

A1 – Paper to the Future: Colorado from Paper Maps to Risk MAP and Beyond
by Thuy Patton, CFM, Colorado Water Conservation Board

A1 – The Kansas 2D BLE Statewide Initiative
by Tara Lanzrath, CFM, Kansas Department of Agriculture

Track: Modeling

A2: Modeling for Design

A2 – SRH-2D vs. HEC-RAS: A Case Study on Bridge Modeling Hydraulics
by Matthew Hornack, PE, CFM, ESP Associates

A2 – 2-D in the Water Resources Mainstream: Eye Opening Case Studies of Simplicity & Value
by Rachel Pichelmann, PE, CFM, SEH

A2 – An Inundated Highway Parallel to the Floodplain: Modeling to Protect Bridge Infrastructure
by Kyle Miller, PE, CFM, Meshek & Associates, LLC

Track: Mitigation

A3: Resilience: Definition, Policy, and Practice

A3 – What is Resilience and why is it important that we define it?
by Rob Flaner, CFM, Tetra Tech, Inc.

A3 – How Cities and States are Using Policy to Prepare for the Next Flood
by Matthew Fuchs, JD, The Pew Charitable Trusts

A3 – An Integrated Approach to Coastal City Flood Resilience
by Adam Hosking, C.WEM, C.Sci., Jacobs

Track: NFIP

A4: Floodplain Management Policy

A4 – ESA and the NFIP: Protecting Endangered Species in Pacific Northwest Floodplains
by Erin Cooper, CFM, FEMA

A4 – Floodways – Original Intent
by Alan Lulloff, PE, CFM, ASFPM

A4 – Shifting from Binary to Graduated View of Flood Risks: 100-Year Standard Past and Future
by Phetmano Phannavong, PE, PMP, CFM, Atkins

Track: Risk Communication

A5: Risk Communication Tools that Work (and some that don’t)

A5 – If you build it, they (probably) won’t come.
by Wes Shaw, Blue Urchin LLC

A5 – Piloting Resilience Innovation: How to build the plane while flying
by Kristin Murphy, ICAgile Certified Professional, Level 4 Social Marketer (CIM), Booz Allen Hamilton

A5 – Billboards vs. Facebook – Keys to a Flood Education Program’s Success
by Brian Edmondson, PE, CFM, Harris County Flood Control District

Track: Post-Disaster

A6: Learning from Recent Major Flood Events

A6 – Ocracoke After Dorian: Substantial Damage Assessments on a Remote Barrier Island
by Eryn Futral, AICP, CFM, CZO, NC Emergency Management

A6 – 2019 Nebraska Flood Overview & the Importance of Post-Event Data Collection
by Jamie Reinke, PE, CFM, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

A6 – May 2019 Arkansas River Flood: An Emergency Operations Center Perspective
by Brandon Claborn, PE, CFM, Meshek & Associates, LLC

Concurrent Session B – Tuesday, June 9


Track: Mapping

B1: Prioritizing & Ranking Mapping Needs

B1 – The Indiana DNR Floodway Reaches / CNMS Cost Estimating Tool
by David Knipe, PE, CFM, Indiana Dept. Natural Resources

B1 – Every State and Territory Needs a Flood Risk Data Business Plan
by Stephen Noe, Wood

B1 – NOAA’s Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods – a decision support tool for Coastal Communities facing Sea Level Rise
by Stephen Bourne, PE, Atkins

Track: Modeling

B2: Beyond the 100-Year: Probabilistic and Frequency Analysis

B2 – Using Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Intensive Flood Risk Modeling
by Jeffrey Albee, Stantec

B2 – Are Unit Hydrograph Methods Still Relevant
by Mitchell Blum, PE, CFM, HDR

B2 – Listening to Community Feedback When Performing Hydrologic Analysis: the Nisqually River Case
by Ana Simões, PhD, PH, CFM, STARR II – Atkins

Track: Mitigation

B3: Mitigating Risk for Community Lifelines

B3 – Hardening Your Water Utilities – Protective Measures to Reduce Future Damage
by Roger Lindsey, PE, CFM, Metro Nashville Water Services

B3 – Port Authority of NY & NJ JFK International Airport Stormwater Outfalls and Port Newark Building 111
by Joseph Albani, PE, Tetra Tech

B3 – Addressing High Risks With Limited Funding: Fort Worth’s Hazardous Roadway Overtopping Program
by Kiran Konduru, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth

Track: NFIP

B4: Local Floodplain Manager Processes and Duties

B4 – Working Together to Simplify Permitting in the Trinity River Corridor
by Lisa Biggs, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth

B4 – The Big One Hit! Now What?
by Lori Laster, PE, CFM, Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District

B4 – Risk Rating 2.0 and What it Might Mean to the Local Floodplain Administrator
by Angela Michaels, PE, CFM, Engineering with a Mission, LLC

Track: Risk Communication

B5: Risk-Informed Decision Making

B5 – Exploring factors that influence home buyers’ flood risk perception
by Tracy Friend, PMP, AECOM

B5 – Communicating uncertainty and risk in flood forecasts: how does probabilistic information affect decision-making?
by Kate Semmens, PhD, Nurture Nature Center

B5 – Probabilistic Flood Risk Analysis to Support Risk Informed Decision-Making
by Seth Lawler, Dewberry

Track: Natural and Beneficial Functions

B6: Benefits of Stream Restoration

B6 – Economic Impact of Floodplain Restoration on Property Values and Revenue
by Brandon Parsons, PLA, American Rivers

B6 – Returning Ecology to Cities – Renaturalization of Concrete Lined Urban River Systems
by Jonathon Kusa, PE, Inter-Fluve, Inc.

B6 – Urban Wetlands Protection and Restoration for Hazard Management
by William Dooley, Association of State Wetland Managers

Concurrent Session C – Tuesday, June 9


Track: Mapping

C1: Transforming the Floodplain Mapping Program

C1 – The Living Flood Study: Multi-Application Flood Risk Analyses
by Mathew Mampara, PE, Dewberry

C1 – It is Time to Change how FEMA Maps Coastal Flooding – A Proposal
by Cheryl Johnson, PE, CFM, PMP, AECOM

C1 – In Pursuit of Accuracy
by Josha Crowley, PE, PMP, CFM, D.WRE, STARR II – Atkins

Track: Modeling

C2: Modeling Complex and Unique Systems

C2 – Evaluating Downstream Impacts of Flood Control Projects by Streambed Mobilization Energy
by Dragoslav Stefanovic, PhD, PE, D.WRE, HDR

C2 – Lacustrine Hydrologic Modeling of Lake Champlain
by Rebecca Starosta, PE, CFM, AECOM

C2 – Innovative Combined Coastal/Inland Flooding Models and Solutions for Use in Coastal/Estuarine Areas to Enhance Resilience
by Johnny Martin, PE, Moffatt & Nichol

Track: Mitigation

C3: Building Science and Floodproofing

C3 – Giving multi-family buildings a new lease on life from Flooding
by Manuel Perotin, PE, PMP, CFM, CDM Smith

C3 – Building Codes Save: FEMA’s Nationwide Building Code Losses Avoided Study
by Jonathan Westcott, PE, FEMA Building Science Branch

C3 – New Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Historic Buildings from the National Park Service
by Jennifer Wellock, National Park Service

Track: NFIP

C4: Local Floodplain Regulations and Higher Standards

C4 – Adapting to Atlas 14: Austin’s Proactive Approach to a Higher Flood Risk
by Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM, Freese and Nichols

C4 – Code Overhaul: A Comprehensive Look at How Disasters Can Give Rise to Changes in Land Use, Building, and Other Code Documents, and How to Get Out in Front of It
by Chris Tagert, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

C4 – Achieving Flood Resiliency Through Higher Standards Saves Communities’ Resources
by Alan Johnson, PE, FEMA

Track: Risk Communication

C5: Unique Approaches to Risk Communication

C5 – The Mitigation Message Calendar: A Tool for Social Media
by Cindy Wirz, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 6

C5 – Experiential Learning and Pop-Ups for Resilience
by Peter Herrick, Jr., FEMA

C5 – Engaging the Arts to Promote Disaster Risk Reduction
by Jack Heide, AICP, CFM, FEMA Region II

Track: Watershed

C6: Watershed-Scale Flood Management Initiatives

C6 – International guidelines for use of Natural and Nature-Based Features: supporting a new age of flood management
by Jonathan Simm, PhD, C.Eng., HR Wallingford

C6 – Snapshot of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative
by Patrick Forbes, Louisiana Office of Community Development

C6 – Watershed-based Approaches in SE Wisconsin
by Karen Sands, AICP, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Concurrent Session D – Wednesday, June 10


Track: Mapping

D1: To BLE or Not to BLE

D1 – Base Level Engineering to Detailed Studies
by Jack Young, PE, CFM, PMP, Halff Associates, Inc.

D1 – Efficient Regional Scale Flood Mapping – Indicative Fluvial Flood Map for Ireland
by Emma Brown, M.Eng., C.Eng, HR Wallingford

D1 – Building Community Capability with the Base Level Engineering Desk Reference
by Elizabeth Savage, PE, HWC, Inc.

Track: Modeling

D2: Future of Flood Modeling

D2 – Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling: Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Design Scenarios
by Scott Blossom, PE, CFM, LEED AP, Blossom Consulting and Engineering, Inc.

D2 – Climate Change in Your Home Town: An overview of how what we see in the media can be distilled into a practical application of future flood risk for your community
by Andrew Park-Friend, PE, Michael Baker International

D2 – System Wide Flood Risk Analysis using Integrated Coastal and Inland Modeling and Tools Development to Analyze Large Asset Database: JEA System Wide Resiliency Program
by Swamy Pati, PhD, PE, CFM, Jacobs

Track: Mitigation

D3: FEMA Mitigation Programs and Grant Applications

D3 – The New Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program: What Stakeholders Should Know
by Camille Crain, FEMA

D3 – Best Practices for Large Infrastructure Projects in the PDM and FMA Programs
by Eric Kenney, PE, PMP, CFM, CDM Smith

D3 – A History of Hazard Mitigation and Historic Preservation in North Carolina
by Mike Robinson, CFM, Moffatt & Nichol

Track: NFIP

D4: Dam and Levee Planning and Risk Communication

D4 – Emergency Action Planning for Dams and Other Tools to Communicate Dam Risk
by Meg Galloway, PE , ASFPM

D4 – Minot’s Road to Recovery: A Section 408 Success Story
by Joe Waln, PE, CFM, Barr Engineering Co.

D4 – Community Education, Outreach, and Success Stories for Levees
by Brian Koper, CFM, Risk Management Directorate | Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration

Track: Risk Communication

D5: Equity Considerations in Floodplain Management

D5 – Equitable Engagement for Flood Risk and Resilience Work
by Miriam Belblidia, CFM, MPA, Arcadis

D5 – Flood History Disclosure: A Case Study from Charleston, SC
by Ana Zimmerman, PhD, College of Charleston

D5 – Participatory Design for Greater Stakeholder Inclusion & Better Outcomes
by Marcus Coleman, HWC

Track: Showcase

D6: AECOM Experts Sharing Best Practices for Today and Into the Future

D6 – Building Local Community Resilience to Climate Change
by Justin Vandever, PE, AECOM

D6 – Flood hazard and risk data in the future – what opportunities are starting to unfold?
by Andy Bonner, PE, PMP, CFM; Marcia Tobin, AICP; John Dorman; Hope Morgan, NCPLS, GISP, CFM; Cheryl Johnson, PE; Jennifer Moss, CFM; AECOM

D6 – Virtual Engagement: The New Normal in the Era of Social Distancing
by Laura Adleman, CFM; Christine Estes, PE, CFM; AECOM

Concurrent Session E – Wednesday, June 10


Track: Mapping

E1: Risk Products Tailored to Community Needs

E1 – Technical Collaboration, Federal and Local – Success stories in Region 10
by Soumya Sagarika, PE, CFM, Atkins

E1 – Hot ‘n Cold Flooding – Post-Fire, Ice Jamming, and Snowmelt in the Animas River Watershed
by Isaac Allen, PE, CFM, AECOM

E1 – Beyond a Line on a Map: How to Enhance Coastal Resiliency Along Eroding Shorelines in New England
by Brian Caufield, PE, CFM, D.CE, CDM Smith

Track: Modeling

E2: Modeling Texas Style

E2 – Empower Resilience for Harris County while Implementing NOAA Atlas 14 Precipitation
by Ataul Hannan, PE, CFM, Harris County Flood Control District

E2 – 1D Models Cannot Handle Texas Sized Floodplains
by Russell Jones, PE, HDR

E2 – Real World Application of HEC-RAS 2D Modeling: Rehabilitation of the Richland-Chambers Wetlands
by Craig Ottman, PE, CFM, Tarrant Regional Water District

Track: Mitigation

E3: Coastal Resilience: Policy and Projects

E3 – U.S. Federal Climate Resiliency Policy: Is the Political Divide being Bridged?
by Sarah Murdock, The Nature Conservancy

E3 – Living Shorelines: Where they Make Sense in a Floodplain Management Context
by Emily Dhingra, CFM, PE, PMP, AECOM

E3 – Integrated Strategies for Resilience to Future Flooding in Virginia Beach, VA
by Brian Batten, PhD, CFM, Dewberry

Track: NFIP

E4: CRS – National Perspective

E4 – A CRS Program Update: 2021 Addendum to the CRS Coordinator’s Manual
by Molly O’Toole, PE, DWRE, CFM, Molly O’Toole and Associates, Ltd.

E4 – FEMA-USFWS-NMFS Partner to Incorporate Credit for Protecting Threatened and Endangered Species into the Community Rating System
by French Wetmore, CFM, French & Associates, Ltd.

E4 – Maximizing CRS points for your Hazard Mitigation Plan
by Maggie Talley, CFM, Jefferson Parish

Track: Risk Communication

E5: Unique Approaches to Risk Communication 2

E5 – Water You Gonna Do? An Educational Game about Watershed Management
by Justin Kozak, CFM, Center for Planning Excellence

E5 – Utilizing location technology for flood preparedness, management, mitigation, recovery and resilience
by Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP, Esri

E5 – Using Augmented Reality to Communicate Flood Risk & Risk Management Solutions
by John Covey, PE, CFM, Wood

Track: Showcase

E6: FEMA Showcase: Perseverance, Progress & the Power of Partnerships

E6 – Perseverance, Progress, and the Power of Partnerships: FEMA’s Focus on Collective Action in the Age of COVID-19

Concurrent Session F – Wednesday, June 10


Track: Mapping

F1: CTP Showcase

F1 – Making Risk Information More Available & Usable: Integrated Base Level Engineering
by Whitney Montague, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

F1 – Incorporating the 2020 Survey & RMD Priorities to Inform the CTP Program
by Laura Algeo, PE, FEMA HQ

F1 – GA CTP’s Strategy to Shift a Community’s Role from a Bystander to an Active Participant
by Shannon Brewer, PMP, CFM, Dewberry

Track: Modeling

F2: Regulatory Implications on Modeling

F2 – Carson Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project: Consequences of “Redirecting” a Creek
by Sunit Deo, PE, CFM, HDR

F2 – FEMA 2D modeling with Floodways: Case studies
by Ferrin Affleck, PE, PMP, CFM, Atkins

F2 – FEMA Approach on 2D Floodways; Improving Tools and Updating Guidance
by Rick Sacbibit, PE, FEMA

Track: Mitigation

F3: Vulnerability and Risk Assessments

F3 – Saving Our Historic Building Stock through the Application of Nonstructural Mitigation
by Randall Behm, PE, CFM, Behm Hazard Mitigation, LLC

F3 – A Pilot Study to Calculate Coastal Average Annualized Losses
by Mike Onufrychuk, PMP, CFM, AECOM

F3 – Facilitating Resilience-Building Actions in Coastal Communities
by Russell Jackson, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management

Track: NFIP

F4: State Floodplain Management Initiatives

F4 – Best Practices for Collaboration Between State and FEMA Regional Floodplain Management Programs
by Celinda Adair, CFM, State of OR DLCD

F4 – Guidance for Flood Damage Prevention & Resilience in Rural Alabama
by Corey Garyotis, PE, CFM, ADECA OWR

F4 – Data-driven Decisions: Connecting Risk Analysis to Floodplain Management
by Jack Krolikowski, EIT, CFM, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

F4 – Floodplain Platform for Community Information
by Traci Sears, CFM, MT DNRC

Track: Risk Communication

F5: Language Matters in Risk Communication

F5 – The Flood Hazards Handbook: Supporting Community Flood Resilience in New Hampshire
by Samara Ebinger, CFM, New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives

F5 – The Problem With ‘Unprecedented’: Mitigating Misinformation & Improving Risk Communication
by Jim Keith, PE, CFM, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

F5 – Leveraging the Power of Story for Policy Change, Local Mitigation Action in Multnomah County, Oregon
by Kate Skaggs, CFM, Resilience Action Partners

Track: ASFPM Foundation

F6: Student Paper Competition

F6 – Does Predator Presence Affect Stream Hydrology via Trophic Cascades?
by Meg Zuercher, Saint Louis University

F6 – Modeling the Downstream Consequences of the 1976 Teton Dam Failure and Resulting Flood by Validating the GeoClaw Software with Historical Data
by Hannah Spero, Boise State University

F6 – Dealing with the Deluge of Waste: Flood Waste Management in a Two-Tier City of India
by Mahasweta Chakraborty, Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Concurrent Session G – Thursday, June 11


Track: Mapping

G1: Predictive & Real-time Inundation Mapping

G1 – Coastal Inundation Mapping and Impact Assessments for Hurricane Response in the Carolinas
by Neal Banerjee, PE, CFM, ESP Associates, Inc.

G1 – Interactive and Real-time Flood Inundation Mapping on Client-Side Web Systems
by Ibrahim Demir, University of Iowa

G1 – Hurricane Dorian Flood Inundation Forecast Mapping: Predicting Flooding to Save Lives
by Maria Cox, CFM, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Track: Modeling

G2: 2D Modeling Parameters

G2 – The 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study – Preliminary Results
by Sue Hoegberg, CFM, GISP, Dewberry

G2 – Impacts of 2D Parameters – An XPSWMM Case Study
by Brandon Hilbrich, PE, CFM, HDR

G2 – A Methodology for Efficiently Developing Large 2D HEC-RAS Models for Base Level Engineering
by Kimberly Hetrick, CDM Smith

Track: Mitigation

G3: Resiliency and Mitigation Planning

G3 – Infusing nature-based solutions into Hazard Mitigation Plans: Creating Resilient and Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century
by Carey Johnson, Kentucky Division of Water

G3 – Mitigation Plan/ning Effectiveness: How engagement in the mitigation planning process results in risk reduction measures
by Amanda Sharma, MRLS, CFM, FEMA HQ

G3 – Planning for Hazards: Implementing flooding-specific tools and strategies to reduce risk and build resilience
by Ryan Carroll, CFM, Michael Baker International

Track: NFIP

G4: NFIP Violations and Compliance

G4 – Turning the Ship: How Shady Cove survived probation, and how you can avoid it
by Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM, Atkins

G4 – Second Steps in Correcting Violations
by Steve Samuelson, CFM, Kansas Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources

G4 – DRRA 1206 and Floodplain Management – Where do we go from here?
by Adrienne Sheldon, PE, CFM, FEMA HQ

Track: Risk Communication

G5: Strategic Risk Communication: Understanding Behavior

G5 – Guidehouse Research and Approach to Driving Disaster Preparedness Through Behavioral Science
by Adam Lucas, PMP, CSM, Guidehouse

G5 – “Bam What”? Statewide Risk Communications in Missouri
by Alicia Williams, GISP, Wood Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.

G5 – Applying Data and Statistics to Amplify Your Message
by Destiny Aman, HWC

Track: Stormwater

G6: Stormwater Permitting, Planning and Projects

G6 – Using Planning and Nature-based Solutions to Achieve Co-Benefits for Water Quality and Hazard Mitigation
by Dacia Mosso, Tetra Tech

G6 – Erosion Control Applications across the United States – Case Studies
by Stefano Rignanese, Maccaferri, Inc.

G6 – Mitigating Urban Flooding in a Combined Sewer Area: A Philadelphia Case Study
by Elise Ibendahl, PE, CFM, ENV SP, Jacobs

Concurrent Session H – Thursday, June 11


Track: Mapping

H1: LOMC-PMR Process

H1 – MT-1s vs. MT-2s: Determining the Correct LOMC Process for your Project
by Matt Richards, CFM, Michael Baker International

H1 – How LOMRs Affect LOMAs
by Patrick Dobbs, PE, Wood

H1 – Processing PMRs: Challenges and Successes
by Jeff Zanotti, CFM, Wood E&IS

Track: Modeling

H2: Hydrologic Modeling Input

H2 – Mapping National Water Model (NWM) Forecasts with FEMA HEC-RAS Models – a Pilot Application in the Whitemarsh Run Watershed, Maryland
by Jennifer McGee, PE, CFM, Wood PLC

H2 – Interagency Watershed Hydrology Assessments: Collaborating with Federal Partners to Address Hydrologic Challenges
by Helena Mosser, PE, US Army Corps of Engineers

H2 – 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, U.S. Geological Survey

Track: Mitigation

H3: Measuring Resilience

H3 – Using Decision Support Tools to Build a More Resilient Georgia Coast
by Ashby Worley, CFM, The Nature Conservancy

H3 – Empirical Disaster Resilience Study in North Carolina
by Jae Park, CFM, PhD, AECOM

H3 – Show it in Writing – RELi as a Means for Documenting Resilience
by David Sutley, PE, Dewberry

Track: NFIP

H4: Local Floodplain Management Initiatives

H4 – Interdependencies in Floodplain Management: PHL Case Study
by Josh Lippert, CFM, City of Philadelphia

H4 – Developing a Program to Manage Non-FEMA Flood Risks in Fort Worth, TX
by Clair Davis, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth

H4 – Hays County’s Progressive Approach to Resilience
by Cindy Engelhardt, PE, CFM, Halff Associates, Inc.

Track: Risk Communication

H5: Success Stories in Flood Risk Management and Communication

H5 – The Iowa Flood Center: A Model for the Nation
by Witold Krajewski, PhD, Iowa Flood Center – University of Iowa

H5 – Flood Forecast Operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC)
by Kris Lander, PE, CFM, NOAA National Weather Service

H5 – Empowering Local Officials to Talk Flood Risk: Stories from Year One of the Flood Risk Communication Toolkit and Videos Roll Out
by Priscilla Scruggs, FEMA

Track: Stormwater

H6: Local Stormwater Management Initiatives

H6 – Fort Worth’s Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program: Cowtown’s Approach To Wrangling Storm Drains
by Matt Stahl, PE, AWAM, CFM, Halff Associates, Inc.

H6 – Planning of Transportation and Stormwater Infrastructure Together Before the Growth: An Opportunity for Flood Prevention in North Texas
by Tamara Cook, AICP, North Central Texas Council of Governments

H6 – Risk Management in Site Design: Don’t Forget to Look Offsite
by Byron Hinchey, PE, CFM, S&ME, Inc.

Concurrent Session J – Thursday, June 11


Track: Mapping

J1: Local Flood Warning Systems

J1 – Building Real-Time Resiliency from the City of Fort Worth’s Flood Warning System
by Ranjan Muttiah, PhD, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth, Stormwater Management, TPW

J1 – Near Real Time Mapping Possible in 30 Minutes for 1,200 Miles in Harris County Because of Model and Map Management(M3) System
by Ataul Hannan, PE, CFM, Harris County Flood Control District

J1 – Getting Ahead of the Storm: Densifying NC’s Stream Gage Network
by Dean Goodison, PE, CFM, Atkins

Track: Modeling

J2: Dam and Levee Breach Modeling and Risk Assessments

J2 – Estimating Residual Risk Behind Levees with Breach Modeling
by Geoffrey Uhlemann, PE, CFM, AECOM

J2 – Sacramento County OES Flood Decision Support System (FODSS) Tool
by Chris Ferrari, PE, CFM, GEI Consultants

J2 – Extreme Flood Mitigation by Dams under Present and Future Climate
by Mark Bartlett Jr., PhD, PE, Stantec

Track: Mitigation

J3: Acquisition and Elevation Projects – Guidance/Successes

J3 – To Elevate, or not to Elevate, that is the Question
by Kathy Hopkins, CFM, CTCM, TWDB

J3 – City of Austin Onion Creek Project: Show me the Money and we will show you the results
by Teri Morgan, SR/WA, HDR, Inc.

J3 – Slab Home Elevations for Flood-proofing: Safety, Education, Training and Outreach
by Nur Yazdani, PhD, PE, ASCE, F. ACI, F SEI, University of Texas Arlington

Track: NFIP

J4: CRS – Local Perspectives

J4 – The Magic CRS Activity Tracking Tool
by Lisa Foster, CFM, Pinellas County

J4 – CRS Activity 420: Designs for a Successful Open Space Program
by Chris Mason, CFM, Collier County Growth Management Department

J4 – CRS Recommendations from Coastal Stakeholders & Viability of Regional CRS Support Positions in Virginia
by Mary-Carson Stiff, CFM, JD, Wetlands Watch

Track: Risk Communication

J5: Visualizing Flood Risk

J5 – Harnessing the Power of Immersive 3D Visualizations to Drive Flood Communications
by Glenn Locke, PMP, Booz Allen Hamilton

J5 – Improving flood risk awareness and resiliency by using 3D rendering video game technology
by Danielle Dami, Stantec

J5 – 2016 Baton Rouge Deluge: Reconstruction and 3D-Visualization of Historical Flooding Events
by Janghwoan Choi, PhD, PE, CFM, Stream Methods, Inc.

Track: Showcase

J6: Sponsor Showcase

J6 – CDM Smith Showcase: Policy Update: Floodplain Management Requirements for Agricultural Structures and Accessory Structures
by Devin Schultze, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

J6 – Guidehouse Showcase: Chief Resilience Officers – The Evolution and Future of Their Role and Strategies to Drive Resilience
by Jeremias Alvarez, PMP, CSM, Guidehouse

J6 – IBM Showcase: Automated Map Production
by Jack Paxton, Andrew Ditmore, Rob Hardin, IBM


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