2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

Virtual Program Schedule

Below you will find the most up-to date conference schedule. Additional events and information will be added as the conference approaches.
Monday, May 10(All times in Central)
Workshops (additonal cost of $25 per workshop)
Time TitleDescriptionPresentersCECs
9:00 AM - 1:00 PMCooperating Technical Partners BootcampThis workshop provides a well-rounded “crash course” in grant/program management, communications, and technical topics so that CTPs are better equipped to manage risk identification and reduction projects. This will drive towards increasing awareness, mitigation investments and resilience at the local level. Following this workshop, attendees will:

- Walk away with first-hand experience regarding the strategy and “how to” of CTP Program implementation and reporting
- Understanding of how to develop key messages for communities to better understand their risk.
- Take away handouts on the program’s published best practices templates as well as tools and resources CTPs can use when they get home.
- Be able to implement their CTP projects more effectively, with an emphasis on using CTP projects as a platform for catalyzing mitigation investment within their local communities.
Laura Algeo, PE, National CTP Program Coordinator, FEMA
Necolle Maccerone, CFM, CERC National CTP Lead, Michael Baker International
Marc Pearson, GISP, CFM, Senior Principal, Stantec
9:00 - 11:00 AMFEMA BCAs in the Age of BRICBenefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) is a key element to FEMA's hazard mitigation programs. In recent years, FEMA has updated its BCA Tools and policies and instituted the Building Resilience Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) mitigation program to replace the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. This workshop will focus on how to prepare well-documented BCAs for FEMA grants in light of these changes.John Squerciati, PE, CFM
Senior Associate, Dewberry
1:00 - 5:00 PMHands-On HEC-RAS 2D Workshop (for Intermediate HEC-RAS 1D Users)This workshop covers the latest capabilities of HEC-RAS with a focus on two-dimensional modeling. It alternates between brief lectures and hands-on practice at individual laptops. Participants should have intermediate familiarity with HEC-RAS 1D modeling. Participants will be provided with materials containing a copy of HEC-RAS and example models. Over the past 2 years, Freese and Nichols instructors have led this workshop for ASFPM, the Texas Floodplain Management Association, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Georgia Safe Dams Program, Georgia Safe Dams Program, North Carolina Dam Safety, and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.Garrett Johnston, PE, GISP, CFM, Engineer, Freese and Nichols
Jeremy Dixon, PE, CFM
Engineer, Freese and Nichols
Tuesday, May 11
Session A (Tuesday, May 11 - 9:00AM-10:30AM)
A1: CRS - National FocusNFIP
Rachel Sears, CFMFEMACRS Transformation: Incentivizing the Future of Risk Reduction
Bill Lesser, CFMFEMAThe Community Rating System: Program Updates and the 2021 Addendum
French Wetmore, CFMFrench & Associates, Ltd.New CRS Credits for Conservation and Recovery of Threatened and Endangered Species
A2: Mitigation Successes and Loss Avoidance StudiesMitigation
Jonathan Westcott, PEFEMA HeadquartersThe Results are in! Building Codes Save
Lisa Graff, GISP, CFMPrairie Research Institute, Illinios State Water SurveyShorewood, Illinois Loss Avoidance Study: 14 years and 17 floods later
John Callen, PE, CFMJEO Consulting Group, Inc.Bomb Cyclone Shelter – Why Grand Island Stayed Dry in the Flood of 2019
A3: 2D Floodways: The Confluence of Modeling and RegulationsModeling
Isaac Allen, PE, CFMAECOMTwo-Dimensional Floodway Testing and Evaluation
Lori Schrader, PE, CFMStantec2D Hydraulic Modeling including Multiple Levee Systems and Floodway Analyses – A Case Study of the Payette River in Payette County, Idaho
Stephen Sands, PE, CFMHazen & Sawyer, P.C.Floodway Assessment: 1D vs 2D Modeling Perspectives
A4: Evolution of the National Flood Mapping ProgramMapping
Sponsored by: Dewberry
Cindy Engelhardt, PE, CFMHalff AssociatesEvolution of Floodplain Mapping
Jen Marcy, PMP, CFMAtkinsStakeholder Feedback on the Future of Flood Risk Data: Insights from the TMAC 2020 Stakeholder Engagement Effort
David BascomFEMADream. Design. Deliver: Demonstrating the Future of Flood Risk Data
A5: Innovative Risk CommunicationsRisk Communication
Rocky Schneider, MBA, CFMAdvanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S)Communicating Changing Floodplains, Maps and a Cartoon or Two
Danielle DamiStantecA 3D Visualization Experiment: Integrating Unity and Unreal Engine in ARCGIS SDKs
Andrew WarrenDeltaresPlaying for Keeps: Serious Games for Floodplain Management
A6: Showcase #1Showcase
A7: Dam and Levee Risk EducationDams & Levees
Kelly Soule, PE, MBACA Department of Water ResourcesState of California Model Floodplain Management Ordinances, Higher Standards, and Quick Guide
Thomas Langan, PE, CFMNorth Carolina Floodplain Mapping ProgramNorth Carolina Dam Monitoring Gauges and Alert System
Jim Maroukis, CMAP, Six SigmaBooz Allen HamiltonDam Safety Signage Guidance – Promoting Public Awareness and Preventing Loss of Life and Property
Plenary Session (Tuesday, May 11 - 11:00AM - 12:30 PM)
Opening Plenary Session
Session B (Tuesday, May 11 - 1:30PM-3:00PM)
B1: Floodplain Management ComplianceNFIP
Sarah OwenFEMA, Floodplain Management DivisionA Fresh Look at Community Compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program
Jessica Artz, CFMSCDNRLong Term Substantial Damage in South Carolina
Bret GatesFEMAFEMA’s New Direction on NFIP ESA Compliance
B2: Mitigation and Resilience PlanningMitigation
Jennifer BurmesterFEMAMitigation Planning Program Essentials for Floodplain Managers
Mike Robinson, CFMMoffatt & NicholResilience is More than a Word: A New Bern, NC Case Study
Sarah Edwards, J.D.The Pew Charitable TrustsState Resilience Planning: Learnings from Emerging Practices Across the Country
B3: Modeling Coastal HazardsModeling
Brian Caufield, PE, PMP, CFM, D.CECDM SmithConveying the Various Messages around Coastal Erosion
Matthew Lauffer, PE, CPMNCDOTExtreme Storm Event Preparedness – GIS Mapping of NCDOT’s Vulnerable Bridges
Ashley KauppilaTaylor EngineeringLeveraging 2D Storm Surge Modeling Results to Support Coastal Graduate Risk Analyses
B4: Mapping Communication and Outreach Adaptation to the Virtual WorldMapping
Shannon Brewer, PMP, CFMDewberryInnovative Community Outreach Solutions: How the GA CTP Program Has Overcome Community Engagement Obstacles Through Customized Approaches and Technological Innovations
Carey JohnsonKentucky Division of WaterOutreach During the Pandemic: Making Virtual Risk MAP Connections
Cameron Druery, BE MIEAustWorleyFlooding Information On The Cloud – Sharing Understanding Without Transferring Any Data
B5: Social Justice, Equity, and Flood Risk ManagementRisk Communication
Alyx Colgan, MPHGuidehouseAdapting Risk Communications to Create Equitable Mitigation Strategies
Terence Milstead, PhDResilience Action PartnersHousing Security and Flood-Risk Mitigation Activities
Merrie Koester, PhDUSC Center for Science EducationGet Hurricane Smart! Taking on the Problem of Educational Vulnerability
B6: Showcase #2Showcase
B7: Local Urban Flooding InitiativesStormwater & Urban Flooding
Edward Schenk, CFMFlagstaff Water ServicesGoing digital with open channel storm water asset management for a high elevation municipality
Eddie Paulino, PE, CFMMWRDGCA Decision Modeling Approach to Project Selection
Brian Joyner, PEMoffatt & NicholResilient Hampton: Spotlight on Innovative Stormwater Designs and Financing
Session C (Tuesday, May 11 - 3:30PM-5:00PM)
C1: Local Floodplain Management InitiativesNFIP
Stefani Bell, PE, CFMMichael Baker InternationalReimagining the City of San Diego’s Approach to Floodplain Management
Joe Waln, PE, CFMBarr Engineering Co.How strong is your local floodplain ordinance? Findings and recommendations from the Red River Basin
David Knipe, PE, CFMIndiana Dept. Natural ResourcesStructure Level Floodplain Analysis and Flood Elevation Points in Indiana
C2: Highlighting Local Mitigation ProjectsMitigation
Shaun Gannon, PE, D.WRE, CFM, P.H.RambollForensics of Flood Evaluation in Sauquoit Cree, NY and Innovative Flood Mitigations
David Kroening, PG, CFM, GCCharlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water ServicesDevelopment of a Joint Water Quality and Flood Mitigation Goal Driven Capital Improvement Program
Joel Paulsen, PE, CFMMetro Flood Diversion AuthorityImplementing the Largest Flood Protection P3 Project in the World
C3: Flood Risk Assessment in Complex Urban EnvironmentsModeling
Karen Kabbes, PE, CFMKabbes Engineering, IncComparison of 2D HEC-RAS Models of Shallow Urban Floodplain, Without and Without Buildings
Jeremy McCall, PE, CFMArcadis1D and 2D Riverine and Collection System Models to Solve Local Flooding Issues in NC
C4: Understanding and Mitigating Coastal FloodingCoastal
Renee ColliniMS-AL Sea Grant/Mississippi State UniversitySea-Level Rise: Turning uncertainty into action
D.J. RasmussenPrinceton UniversityThe political complexity of coastal flood risk reduction
Dr. Lauren KnappCSS Inc. on contract to NOAA/Office of Coastal ManagementProperty Values, Taxes, Infrastructure: What’s at Stake? Assessing Coastal Infrastructure at Risk
C5: Behavioral Science and Risk CommunicationRisk Communication
Jordanna Rubin, LEED AP O+M, ENV SPAECOMBehavior-based change – What Can Flood Mitigation Leaders Learn from the Energy Industry
Glenn Locke, PMP, PMI-ACPBooz Allen HamiltonCommon Barriers to Achieving Resilience in Hazard Mitigation and Personal Financial Planning
Kristin Murphy, ICAgile Certified Professional, Level 4 Social Marketer (CIM)Booz Allen HamiltonUsing Data and Science to Influence Complex Decisions in a Complex World
C6: Showcase #3Showcase
C7: Building Resilience into RecoveryPost-Disaster
Del Scwalls, PE, CFMSchwalls ConsultingMexico Beach: A Hurricane Michael Story of a Small Beach Community on the "Never" Forgotten Coast
WB Smith, PE, CFMHISIINC LLCRoll’n on the River – 2019 Flood – Arkansas River Park Remediation
Dan Fricke, PE, CFMJEO Consulting GroupResponding to Near Drowning with Resilient Actions – A Real World Example
Wednesday, May 12
Session D (Wednesday, May 12 - 9:00AM-10:30AM)
D1: Flood InsuranceNFIP
Lloyd "Tony" HakeFEMARisk Rating 2.0: Progress to Date and Next Steps
Bruce Bender, CFMBender Consulting Services, Inc.The Evolution of the Private Flood Insurance Market: A Look at the Past, Present and Future of Flood Insurance
David Stearrett, CFMFEMAOffice of the Flood Insurance Advocate: 5 Years of Advocacy
D2: Spotlight on Mitigation TechniquesMitigation
Mary-Carson StiffWetlands WatchA Match (Maybe) Made in Heaven: FEMA Acquired Properties & Land Trusts
Tammie DeVooght BlaneyInternational Assn of Structural MoversHome Elevation for Flood Hazard Mitigation
Michael MacGowan, CFMILC DoverFlood Protection Measures - When, Where, and How
D3: Modeling for Flood Warning SystemsModeling/Warning Systems
David Key, PE, CFMESP Associates, Inc.FIMAN-T: NCDOT’s Response Tool for Managing Flood Impacts to Transportation Assets
David Leone, PE, CFMGZAFeed the Machine: Flood Response Automated Predictions to Improve Emergency Planning
Venkatesh MerwadePurdue UniversityUrban Flooding Open Knowledge Network: Delivering Flood Information to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
D4: Mapping Avant-GardeMapping
David Stuley, PEDewberry Engineers, Inc.Developing Floodplain Designations that Account for Future Climate Change: A Case Study on Implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA) in New York.
Sarada Kalikivaya, PE,PMP,CFMAtkins North AmericaWhy Do People Keep Talking about Probabilistic? Is it Probability? Now, I Am Confused!
Lee Beshoner, PE, CFMFTN Associates, Ltd.BLEs and the Flood Risk Factor: Competing Sources, Different Stories, or Beneficial Partners?
D5: Case Studies in Risk CommunicationRisk Communication
James Scanlon, CFM, GISPCharlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water ServicesDHS Flood Apex: Enhancing Flood Mitigation Strategies and Tools in Mecklenburg County
Bruna Attila, PMP, LEED, AP, CFMCity of BaltimoreCity of Baltimore Public Outreach Campaign for Flood Awareness
Olivia HumildeFEMACommunicating the Value of Flood Insurance During Flood Awareness Campaigns
D6: Showcase #4Showcase
D7: Joint USACE & FEMA Levee SessionDams & Levees
Tammy Comforti, PE, CFMUSACENational Levee Safety Program and National Levee Database Updates: Improving Community Resilience
Suzanne Vermeer, PE, CFMFEMA
Brian VanBockernUSACE
Will LehmanUSACE
David BascomFEMA
Plenary Session (Wednesday, May 12 - 11:00AM - 12:30 PM)
Wednesday Plenary Session
Session E (Wednesday, May 12 - 1:30PM-3:00PM)
E1: International Floodplain ManagementNFIP
Alejandro Riano, PE, CFMAECOMFlood Risk Management Along the US Borders: When the water is a shared resource
Marc Daniel HeintzInternational Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR)The Complexity of Transnational Cooperation – 70 Years of International River Basin Flood Management along the River Rhine
Dr. Anna Serra-LlobetUniversity of California, BerkeleyTransboundary River Basin Management to Prevent Drowning of the Mekong Delta
E2: Nature-Based Mitigation ActionsMitigation
Johnny MojicaEarth EconomicsNature Based Solutions to Hazard Mitigation
Matt LyttleGuidehouseBootstrapping Federal Grants on your way to Green Resilience
Elise Ibendahl, PE, PMP, CFM, ENV SP, F.ASCEJacobsBiomimicry and Nature-Based Solutions: Designing for Optimized Social and Ecological Value
E3: Beyond Regulatory: Risk Assessment and Climate AdaptationModeling
Gray Minton, PE, GISPAECOMNorth Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program’s (NCFMP) Advisory Floods Studies & Website
Matthew Jones, CCMWoodard & CurranAmerica’s Next Top Model: Comparing Climate Change Modeling Tools and Data Sets for Practical Applications
Sarah AbdelrahimFEMAGreat Interagency Collaboration, Greater Mitigation Outcomes
E4: CTP EnsembleMapping
Jerry Snead, PE, CFMNCDOTBetter Together – The Value of a State CTP and Interagency Partnership
Nancy Durham, MURP, CFMFairbanks North Star BoroughCorrecting an Overstated Un-Numbered "A" Flood Zone for the Chena Slough through a CTP Grant
Laura Algeo, PEFEMA HQCooperating Technical Partners 5-Year Operations Plan (2022-2027)
E5: Flood Risk Training & Education Programs and PracticesRisk Communication
Tony Mendes, CFMFEMARISE Challenge - Engaging Youth to Build Resilient Communities
Michael Rimoldi, MPA, CFM, CBOFlorida Floodplain Managers AssociationStatewide Virtual Training - FFMA’s Approach to Education During the Pandemic
Kelly Keefe, CFMAECOMThe A, B, C’s of Facilitating a Virtual Community Meeting
E6: Challenges in Dealing with Rising TidesCoastal
Carey SchaferThe National Academies / Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site CooperativeHigh Tide Flooding Thresholds: Real-World Consequences of Scientific Datums
Camille SicangcoUniversity of FloridaConsidering Sea-Level Rise in Long-Term Infrastructure Planning - What is it worth?
Gabe LedermanWapro IncStaying dry with rising tides - case study Miami Beach
E7: Addressing Social Justice in Floodplain ManagementSocial Justice
Eileen Shader, CFMAmerican RiversASFPM Social Justice Committee: Working for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Floodplain Management
Peter HerrickFEMALaying the Foundation for an Equity-Centered Directorate
Jessica Ludy, CFMU.S. Army Corps of EngineersFlood Risk at the Frontline: Systemic Inequities in Floodplain Management
Session F (Wednesday, May 12 - 3:30PM-5:00PM)
F1: Discussions on Floodplain Management PolicyNFIP
Joel Scata, esq.NRDCChanging the NFIP for a Changing Climate: Update the NFIP’s Floodplain Management Regulations
Phetmano Phannavong, PE, PMP, CFMAtkinsShifting from Binary to Graduated View of Flood Risks: Workable and Flexible Minimum NFIP Requirements
Stuart Adams, EI, CFM, ENV SPThe Compelling Case for a Residential Flood-Resistant Construction Appraisal Addendum
F2: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Programs and RequirementsMitigation
Kayed LakhiaFEMAOverview of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Programs 2021: What Applicants Should Know
Eric Kenney, PE, PMP, CFMCDM SmithTechnical Observations from the Inaugural BRIC Application Cycle
Chris Levitz, PE, CFMAECOMMaking Nature-Based Solutions Possible with Hazard Mitigation Funding
F3: Assessing Impact of Unique Factors on Flood RiskModeling
Tara Lanzrath, CFMKansas Department of AgricultureWestern Kansas: The Wild West of Hydrology
Sravan Krovidi, PE, CFMAtkins - SNC Lavalin GroupDeforestation, Reforestation / Afforestation, What Has It Got To Do With My H&H?
Mark McBroom, PEMichael Baker InternationalIce Jam Flood Risk Assessment: Methods & Lessons Learned
F4: FEMA Tools and ResourcesMapping
Bradford Hartley, Jr., PMP, GISP, CFMABS Group, a member of Compass PTS JVLife after 80% NVUE: Exploring New Initiatives
Daniel Horner, CFMNiyamITViewing Best Available Flood Hazard Data for a Location and Creating a Report on Proposed Changes
David MummertMichael Baker Intl.eLOMA – A Collaborative Tool for Licensed Professionals, Communities, and FEMA
F5: Student Paper CompetitionASFPM Foundation
F6: Natural & Beneficial Floodplain FunctionsNatural & Beneficial Functions
Olivia Dorothy, CFMAmerican RiversNutrient Retention in Ecologically Functional Floodplains: A Review
Ricardo Aguirre, PEWEST ConsultantsBuilding Healthy Soil to Reduce Flooding – A Case Study of Holistic Land Management in Arizona
Jason York, Environmental ScientistMichael Baker InternationalThe Coast Is Clear in Carolina: Water Quality, Biology, and Stream Transformations
F7: Modeling for Urban Flooding Project PrioritizationStormwater & Urban Flooding
Thirumurugan Bose, PE, CFMMichael Baker InternationalMitigation Alternatives for Regional Flooding Issues in Cudia City Wash
Maria Neeland, PE, CFMWoodUtilizing BLE Modeling in Stormwater Master Planning
David White, PE, CFMRedeveloping the City of Presidents in 2D
Thursday, May 13
Session G (Thursday, May 13 - 9:00AM-10:30AM)
G1: CRS - Local FocusNFIP
Shannon Hulst, CFMBarnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension / Woods Hole Sea GrantRegional CRS and Floodplain Management: Making it Work for Resource-Limited Communities
Josh Overmyer, CFMCharlotte CountyCRS Retrograde, Now What?
Heather Hilliard, CEM, CFMCity of KennerUsing Emergency Management as a Lever to Improve your CRS Score
G2: Risk AssessmentsMitigation
Casey ZuzakFEMAEstablishing a nationwide baseline for natural hazard risk in the U.S.
Matt HutchinsFernLeaf InteractiveIntegrating Social Vulnerability in Flood Risk Assessments: A New Bern, NC Case Study
Richard Fogleman, GISP, CFMAECOMNorth Carolina Emergency Management's (NCEM) Statewide Building Footprint Maintenance Plan
G3: Hydraulic Analysis for Risk and Structure EvaluationModeling
Chris Hanstad, PE, CFMIllinois State Water SurveyCache River Valley 2D Floodplain Analysis
Scott Hogan, PEFHWAUnderstanding the Importance of Hydraulic Controls and Mesh Resolution in 2D Hydraulic Modeling
Mark Bartlett, PhD, PEStantecMachine Learning Insight for Rapid Inundation Screening
G4: Risk MAP LifecycleMapping
Taylor Leahy, PE, CFM, ENV-SPCDM SmithThird-Party Data and the Golden Triangle (Cost, Schedule, Quality)
Lauren Finegan, PE, PMP, CFMAtkins North AmericaEvaluating Opportunities to Engage: Mapping to Mitigation
Emily Whitehead, CFM, GISPStantec / STARR IILeveraging Local Mapping Needs into FEMA’s Discovery Process: A Discovery Needs Ranking System Overview
G5: Crowd-Sourcing for Risk CommunicationsRisk Communication
Patrick Heck, CSMGuidehouseUsing Social Media to Crowdsource Community Feedback Throughout Project Implementation
Daniel Tomczak, CFMJacobs Engineering Group, Inc.Correlating Citizen Tidal Flooding Observations with Understanding Roadway Impacts
Jeff Stone, GISP, CFMASFPMA Community Flood Notebook: Gilbert White Meets Crowdsourcing
G6: Tech & Tools for Warning SystemsWarning Systems
Mark Jense, PEPacific Northwest National LaboratoryExplorations of a community-based repository for rapid flood response data using cloud technologies – OpenWELL
Matthew Storosh, CFMCharlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water ServicesLow Cost Flood Sensors: An Urban Installation Guidebook
Gordon Nedd, Military OfficerGDFTowards Coastal Communities' Resilience: Near-Real-Time Non-Obstructed Flood Inundation Detection and Mapping Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
G7: Post-Flood Floodplain Management Compliance AssistancePost-Disaster
John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFMFEMA HeadquartersLeveraging Mutual Aid Teams and DRRA 1206 for Post-Disaster Compliance Success
Jennifer TylanderFEMA HQImplementing the DRRA Section 1206, Code Implementation and Enforcement, Policy for Floodplain Managers
Celinda Adair, CFMState of Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)Post-Disaster Community Engagement Resources, Recommendations, & Challenges - Lessons Learned from the 2020 Oregon Wildfires
Plenary Session (Thursday, May 13 - 11:00AM - 12:30 PM)
Thursday Plenary Session
Session H (Thursday, May 13 - 1:30PM-3:00PM)
H1: Local Floodplain Management Initiatives 2NFIP
Kimberly Dewailly, PE, CFMCity of Dallas - Dallas Water Utilities4 Score and Seven Years Ago – City of Dallas Journey towards becoming a CRS Class 4
Glenn Shephard, PEVentura County Public Works Agency Watershed ProtectionFloodplain Management and COVID-19 Pandemic Response – An Essential Industry’s Agility and Opportunities
Sandy Cross, CFMTown of DuckCommunity Planning, Support and Engagement in Floodplain Protection
H2: Hazard Mitigation PolicyMitigation
Laura MarshallECONorthwestJohnson Creek Willing Seller Program Assessment
Anna WebberNatural Resources Defense CouncilLosing Ground: Mitigation Status of Severe Repetitive Loss Properties
Matt Fuchs, J.D.The Pew Charitable TrustsPolicies to Help Communities Benefit from Buyouts: Partnerships, Valuing Multiple Benefits, and Other Key Strategies
H3: Advancing Hydrologic Methods for Flood Risk AssessmentModeling
Clark Barlow, PE, CFMAtkinsAdapting 1D Hydrologic Methods for 2D Hydraulic Applications in Clark County, Nevada and Orange County, California
Mark Forest, PE, CFMHDRTransformations in Hydrologic Methods without Transforms, Testing of New HEC-RAS 6.0 Rain-On-Grid Solution
Sheila Thomas-Ambat, PE, CFM, CCM, CSMCity of Fayetteville, NCUtilizing a Citywide Rain-on-Mesh Analysis to Identify Flood Risk for the City of Fayetteville
H4: Coastal Mapping AdvancesMapping
Jennifer Pongratz, CFMDE Dept. of Natural Resources and Enviornmental ControlIs Holding the Line Sustainable? Retreat as a Means of Defense
Jeff Gangai, CFMDewberryStorm Surge Study Update for Select Communities in North Carolina
Fatema Begum, PEEFA Research & Consulting, LLCLetter of Map Revision (LOMR) for Village in Long Island
H5: FEMA Program Tools and ResourcesRisk Communication
Kimberley Schwenk, CFMMichael Baker InternationalReinforce Mitigation Messaging – Leverage the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange
Steve GreeneFEMAFinding the Right Fit: FEMA Region 5’s Mitigation Funding Resource Guides
Will Zung, PMP, CFMSTARR IILiving with Levees: FEMA’s Products and Tools for Community Officials and Professionals
H6: Green Infrastructure and Living Shorelines for Coastal Flood MitigationCoastal
Jannek Cederberg, PECummins Cederberg, Inc.Waterfront Parks Sea Level Rise and Flooding Adaptations
Alaurah MossDewberryFortifying our Coastal Economies and Ecosystems with Living Shorelines
Millicent Cowley-Crawford, PE, CFMWoodard & CurranBeyond Local Boundaries: Local and Regional Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies on the San Francisco Peninsula
H7: Local Levee ChallengesDams & Levees
Patti Sexton, PE, CFMTetra TechOne Levee’s Journey Towards FEMA Certification – Case Study in New Orleans
Amit Sachan, PE, CFMAtkinsMaking Lumberton Resilient by putting Floodgate in the Levee System
Phil MartinFort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Modernizing drainage systems inside a fully developed levee.
Session J (Thursday, May 13 - 3:30PM-5:00PM)
J1: Data Analysis for Floodplain Management DecisionsNFIP
Susanna Pho, CFMForerunnerElevation Certificate Data: Unlocking Opportunities for More Informed Floodplain Management
Quentin Cummings, CFMFEMAEmerging Technologies: Web-Based Tools to Analyze Data and Drive Decisions
Christopher Moss, PE, CFMAECOMPost Disaster Rapid Screening for Likely Substantially Damaged Structures
J2: Building Science and MitigationMitigation
Adam Reeder, PE, CFMCDM SmithUsing Asset Vulnerability To Assess Flood Mitigation For Multiple Building Facilities
Daniel Bass, RAFEMA HeadquartersVirtual Damage and Building Performance Assessments During a Pandemic
Jessica WatersFM GlobalOut-Smarting Flood: Resilience in the Face of the Storm
J3: Analyzing and Leveraging Data for H&H AnalysisModeling
Seth LawlerDewberryModel Library: Approaches for cataloguing and querying flood hazard models in the cloud
Al Sound PhD, PE, CFMWood, PLC.Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis for Risk Assessments and Planning
Peter McCarthyUSGSStreamStats: A web-based application for retrieving basin characteristics and streamflow statistics (such as the 1-percent flood) for gaged and ungaged streams
J4: GIS-Geospatial Data Advancements, Workflow & ToolsMapping
Hope Morgan, NCPLS, CFM, GISP, TBMAECOMWe’re not finished - Flood maps, the impact of ongoing collection of high resolution lidar, and the public understanding of what that all means.
Andrew MacDonald, CFMAtkinsIntroducing QGIS to Communities as a Free and Open Source Tool for Floodplain Management:
Eliza Ledwell, CFMNiyamITSimplifying and Automating Geospatial Data Workflows - Quality, Transformation, and Geoprocessing
J5: Mitigation Planning and OutreachRisk Communication
Lori Laster, PE, CFMPapio-Missouri River Natural Resources DistrictPIVOT! The One with the New Approach to Public Outreach
Alison Miskiman, GISP, CFMTetra TechStaying Engaged in Mitigation During a Global Pandemic
Vikram Shrivastava, PE, PMP, D.WRE, CFMAtkins“Turning Obstacles into Opportunities”
J6: Watershed Management InitiativesWater Resources Management
Alexandra Carter, AICPLouisiana Watershed InitiativeIntroduction to Louisiana's Watershed Initiative
Mia Brown, CFMNorth Central Texas Council of GovernmentsThe Trinity River Common Vision Program: 30 Years and Growing
Larry Trout, PERK&KWatershed Scale Coastal Resilience: Concept through Delivery Case Study: Delaware’s Inland Bays/Town of Dewey Beach – Read Avenue Area Resilience
J7: Spotlighting Stormwater Management TechniquesStormwater & Urban Flooding
Dustin Atchison, PE, PMPJacobsHealthy Streets for Urban Flooding in Your Neighborhood
Chris Jansen, PE, LEED GATetra TechFlood Management: An Ancillary Benefit to Site Development and Public Works Projects
Kristiane HuberThe Pew Charitable TrustsAction Plan for Advancing Nature-based Stormwater Strategies in North Carolina
Friday, May 14(All times in Central)
Workshops (additonal cost of $25 per workshop)
Time TitleDescriptionPresentersCECs
9:00 AM - 1:00 PMElevation Certificates and How to Review Them: Instructions for NFIP CommunitiesThis workshop will go through the Elevation Certificate section by section to help participants verify forms are being completed correctly by both licensed professionals and local community officials. Specific focus will be applied to building diagrams since they are very important in floodplain management at the local level and insurance rating by the NFIP. The workshop will then go through the proper review procedures for floodplain managers and communities in the CRS.
Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM, Sr. Project Manager, Atkins
9:00 - 11:00 AMCoordinate Your Floodplain Management Ordinance with the Building CodeThis workshop is for everyone who works in one of the nearly 10,000 NFIP communities that also enforce building codes with requirements for buildings in special flood hazard areas. We’ll: highlight advantages of relying on the flood provisions of the building codes to govern design and construction of buildings; review some distinctions between International Code provisions and NFIP floodplain management requirements; introduce three versions of a code-coordinated model ordinance prepared by FEMA; and help you answer questions to jumpstart the coordination process. This workshop is based on the recently updated ICC/FEMA publication "Reducing Flood Losses through the I-Codes."John Ingargiola, EI, CFM, CBO, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA/FIMA
Adrienne Sheldon, PE, CFM, Regional and Field Support Branch Chief, FEMA
Rebecca Quinn, CFM, President, RCQuinn Consulting, Inc.
1:00 - 3:00 PMMaximizing FEMA Funding Mechanisms to Advance MitigationLaura Algeo will lead a 2-hour workshop with FEMA grant leaders about how to utilize a blend of FEMA funding mechanisms to develop and implement mitigation projects in different situations and across the entire project lifecycle to reduce risk to life and property. Presenters will provide an update on different grant programs and opportunities. Q & A to follow.Laura Algeo, PE, National CTP Program Coordinator, FEMA2


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