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ASFPM 2011 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

Welcome Address

Greg Fischer, Mayor, City of Louisville
Coming soon!

THE STARTING GATE: The vision for Managing Risk to People, Property, and Natural Resources

Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Regional Comprehensive Effort: Milwaukee WI Metro Area

Mark P. Smith, Director, Eastern U.S. Freshwater Program, The Nature Conservancy
Partnership Comprehensive Effort: Working Together to Achieve Multiple Benefits

Herbert "Bud" Schardein, Jr., Executive Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Louisville and Jefferson County
Coming soon!

Moderator: Greg Main, CFM ASFPM Chair; State Floodplain Manager, Indiana DNR

Keynote Luncheon

AND THEY'RE OFF!: Watershed Approaches to Reduce Flood Risk in the Napa Valley

Jill Techel, Mayor, Napa, CA
Napa River - Napa Creek Flood Protection Project 
Napa River - Napa Creek Flood Protection Project

Scott Edelman, P.E., ASFPM Foundation President
ASFPM Foundation 

Plenary Session 2

NAVIGATING THE TURN:  Managing Flood Risk Associated with Levees via the Policy and Program Nexus of Flood Maps, Levees, and Flood Insurance

Doug Bellomo, P.E., CFM, Director, Flood Hazard Mapping, Risk Analysis Division, FEMA-DHS:
How is RiskMAP addressing this key policy and political nexus?

Alex Dornstauder, Deputy Chief, Office of Homeland Security, US Army Corps of Engineers:
What are the Corps of Engineers programs and policies impacting levees?

Jim Fiedler, P.E., DWRE, President, National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA); Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility Enterprise, Santa Clara Valley Water District:
What challenges face communities and levee owners to manage and communicate flood risk?

Sam Riley Medlock, JD, CFM, Policy and Partnerships Program Manager, ASFPM:
Connecting the Dots

Moderator: Sally McConkey, P.E., CFM, ASFPM Vice Chair; Water Resources Engineer, NIRS, Illinois State Water Survey

Plenary Session 3

THE BACK STRETCH - Federal Efforts to Integrate Flood Risk Management Approaches

Colonel Alvin Lee, Executive Director, Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers:
Operation Watershed - Flood Fighting the MR&T

Dr. Sandra Knight, P.E., DWRE, Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation Division, FEMA-DHS:
FEMAS's Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Flood Risk and Floodplain Resources

Moderator: Larry Larson, P.E., CFM, Executive Director, ASFPM

Plenary Session 4

THE FINISH LINE - Managing Flood Risk and Natural Resource Risk in a Changing World

Margaret Davidson, Director, Coastal Services Center, NOAA: 
Changes Impacting River and Coastal Natural Floodplain Functions and Resources - coming soon! 

Jim Mullen, President, National Emergency Managers Association; Director, Washington State Emergency Management Division:
Wise Planning to Reduce Risk and Support Sustainable Communities - coming soon!

David Batker, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA
How to Put a Value on Ecosystem Services

Moderator: Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Associate Director 

ASFPM Annual National Awards Luncheon

Coming soon!

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A - Tuesday

A1 - New Mapping Tool and Techniques for Visualizing Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts by Doug Marcy, NOAA Coastal Services Center 

A1 - Assessing Changing Coastal Flood Hazard Risk in Response to Projected Changes in Sea-Level and Storminess by John Dorman, CFM, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program; Jerry W. Sparks, P.E., CFM, Dewberry

A1 - Evaluation of Analytical Techniques for Production of a Sea Level Rise Advisory Mapping Layer for the NFIP by Jerry W. Sparks, P.E., CFM, Dewberry

A2 - A Comprehensive Master Plan with Floodplain Protection Goals by Michael F. Schmidt, P.E., ECEE, CDM

A2 - Mapping the Risk and Engaging the Public: The Key to a Successful Public Outreach Program by Lisa Sterling, P.E., CDM, Patrick Victor, P.E., DWRE, CDM

A2 - Using the Power of SWMM Unsteady Modeling for CLOMR Applications by José Maria Guzmán, P.E., Gaston Cabanilla, P.E., CFM, Sandeep Gulati, CFM, Michael F. Schmidt, P.E., BCEE, Tom Nye, Seungho Song, P.E., CFM, CDM

A4 - Tunnel of Love or Tunnel Vision - Addressing a Century of Major Flooding in the Passaic River Basin by John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, Princeton Hydro, LLC

A4 - Using all the Tools for Success – Flood Mitigation in SPAM Town by Brad Woznak, P.E., CFM, SEH, Inc.; Jon Erichson, P.E., City of Austin, MN

A4 - Louisiana Community Achieves Mitigation Success with First Elevation Project by Jeffrey S. Heaton, Providence; Holly L. Fonseca, St. Charles Parish

A7 - 'Art' of Calibration in the 'Science' of H&H Modeling by Amit Sachan, PE, CFM, Dewberry; Robert Billings, PE, PH, CFM, Mecklenburg County

A7 - Analyzing Downstream Impacts Associated with the Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project Using Unsteady HEC-RAS by Gregg Thielman, PE, CFM, Houston Engineering, Inc.; April Walker, PE, CFM, City of Fargo, ND

A7 - A Holistic and Integrated Approach to Floodway Modeling/Delineation by Michael A. Hanson, PE, LEED AP, Shweta Chervu, PE, CFM, Dewberry

Concurrent Session B - Tuesday

B1 - The Great March Floods of 2010 in Rhode Island by Edward J. Capone, CFM, NOAA/National Weather Service

B1 - The Significance of the 2010 Pakistan Floods to the United States by Zachary Baccala, CFM, Atkins

B1 - Nashville Flood Recovery Efforts – Assessing Damage to Homes and Stormwater Infrastructure by Cynthia Popplewell, PE, CFM, Bimal Shah, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.

B2 - The New FIS: What has Changed and What Does the Future Hold? by Andy Bonner, PE, CFM, AECOM; Scott McAfee, GISP, CFM, FEMA Region IX

B2 - Proposed Landuse Categories for WHAFIS Modeling on County-wide Scales by Paul Carroll, PE, AECOM

B4 - Building Safer, Smarter and Stronger: A State's Commitment of Avoiding Future Losses by Shane Rauh, CFM, LEM, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure

B4 - An Ounce of Prevention: Vermont's Strategies for Managing Rivers toward Equilibrium by Ned Swanberg, CFM, Rebecca Pfeiffer, CFM, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

B5B - Consequence Estimation for Dam Failure Scenarios by Kurt Buchanan, CFM, US Army Corps of Engineers

B5B - Dam Hazard Consequence Assessment Pilot Studies by James Demby, P.E., National Dam Safety Program, FEMA-HQ; Sam Crampton, PE, CFM, Dewberry

Concurrent Session C - Tuesday

C1 - Beach Management: How Shifting Legal and Policy Frameworks May Affect State/Local Efforts to Reduce Risk by Ed Thomas, Esq., Michael Baker Jr., Inc. on behalf of ASFPM Coastal Issues Committee 

C1 - FEMA Mapping Requirements for Beach Nourishment by Chris Mack, P.E., AECOM

C2 - How Sweet the Suite of RiskMAP Products is for Metro Atlanta: A Sneak Peek at Early Implementation of RiskMAP Products Developed for Georgia's Upper Chattahoochee River Basin Project by Shannon Brewer, CFM, Dewberry

C2 - RiskMAP products – Early Implementation in FEMA Region II by Milver Valenzuela, PMP, CFM, GISP; Scott Choquette, CFM, Dewberry; Alan Springett, FEMA Region II  

C4 - The Diversity of HAZUS: Uses for HAZUS Beyond Mitigation Planning by Rob Flaner, CFM, Ed Whitford, Tetra Tech

C4 - True Flood Loss Analysis: Integrating both Depth Grid and Specific Building Inventories by Jason Rutter, CFM, CoreLogic

C4 - Using HAZUS for the Flood Risk Assessment Dataset within FEMA Risk-MAP Studies by Dr. Shane Parson, PE, CFM, URS Corporation; Craig Kennedy, PMP, CFM

C7 - iFlood - Mobile Flood Hazard Mapping by Josh Price, GISP, CFM, Tim Brink, PE, Atkins

C7 - Optimizing Floodplain Delineation Through Surface Model Generalization - A Case Study in FEMA Region VII Iowa by Ginger Dadds, P.E., CFM, Greenhorne & O'Mara

C7 - Data, Maps and Risk: How Good is Good? Tropical Storm Nicole Case Study by Kenneth W. Ashe, P.E., CFM, Thomas E. Langan, P.E., CFM, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program  

Concurrent Session D - Wednesday

D1 - A Cost-Effective Method for Determining if Your Community is at Risk from Sea-Level Rise and Recommendations to Modify Your Flood Provisions and Building Codes by Eric C. Coughlin, CFM, GISP, Adam J. Reeder, P.E., CFM, Atkins

D1 - Rising Tides: West Coast Sea Level Rise Implications for Infrastructure Improvements and Coastal Flood Protection by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, AECOM

D1 - Changing Climate and Land Use: Consequences to 100-Year Flooding in the Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire by Dr. Cameron Wake, Fay Rubin, University of New Hampshire

D2 - Levee Decertification and CRS: How a Catch-22 Can Catch You by Rob Flaner, CFM, Tetra Tech

D2 - Research on the Effects of Woody Vegetation on Levee Performance by Maureen K. Corcoran, PhD, RPG, Joe Dunbar, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center  

D2 - Setback Levees: Hydraulic, Ecologic, and Economic Benefits by Tony Melone, PhD, P.E., CFM, Tetra Tech

D2 - Levee Seepage: Concerns, Evaluations, and Solutions by Pete Nix, P.E., Tetra Tech

D2 - FEMA Responses on Levee Certification Submittals by Patti Sexton, P.E., CFM, Tetra Tech

D4 - Next Generation Hazard Mitigation Plan Vulnerability Analysis Strategies to Integrate Core Data Sets into HIRAs: Highlights of RiskMAP Data Opportunities in State, Regional, and Local HIRA Updates by Deborah G. Mills, CFM, Dewberry; Tim W. Keaton, CFM, West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

D4 - Historic Preservation in Light of Historic Devastation Part 4: Sacred Sites and Cultural Assets by Mike J. Robinson, CFM, AECOM

D4 - Hazard Mitigation Planning: The Logical Starting Point for Comprehensive Floodplain Management Planning by Ronald D. Flanagan, CFM, Flanagan & Associates, LLC

D7 - Against All Odds: Assembling a Statewide LIDAR Coalition in Tough Economic Times by Carey Johnson, Peter Goodmann, Kentucky Division of Water; Scott Edelman, P.E., AECOM; Steve McKinley, P.E., URS Corporation; Mike Ritchie, P.E., PhotoScience

D7 - National Enhanced Elevation Data Assessment; Relevance to Floodplain Mapping by David F. Maune, PhD, CP, CFM, Dewberry; Gregory I. Snyder, U.S. Geological Survey

D7 - Hydroenhancement of LiDAR Data to Support Floodplain Modeling by Mark W. Ellard, P.E., CFM, Thomas Amstadt, P.E., CFM, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.; Ed Beute, PSM, CP, Aerial Cartographics of America, Inc.

Concurrent Session E - Wednesday

E1 - Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping Overview by Ken Hinterlong, FEMA Region V; Greg Mausolf, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

E1 - Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping Project - Data Development by Bruce Ebersole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

E1 - Updated Great Lakes Coastal Methodology - Event vs. Response Analysis by Pete Zuzek, CFM, Baird and Associates

E2 - Interagency Silver Jackets Teams Today: Practices and Opportunities in RiskMAP, Levee Safety Portfolio Management, Floodplain Management Services, and Planning Assistance to States
by Randy Behm, P.E., CFM, USACE - Omaha District

E4 - Nonstructural Flood Risk Reduction Considerations for the Red River of the North by Randall L. Behm, P.E., CFM, USACE - Omaha District

E4 - Criteria for Maximum Elevation of Residential Buildings in Floodplains by William Coulbourne, PE, Applied Technology Council

E7 - Martin Kentucky High Water Marks and Inundation Limit: A May 2009 Retrospective by Joe Trimboli, CFM, US Army Corps of Engineers

E7 - Innovative Collection and Applications of First Floor Elevation Data to Support Hazard Risk Management by Andrew Hadsell, P.E., CFM, AMEC Earth & Environmental

E7 - U.S. Geological Survey Flood Inundation Mapping Initiative by Scott E. Morlock, U.S. Geological Survey

Concurrent Session F - Thursday

F1 - FEMA Region IX California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project (CCAMP) and the Open Pacific Coast Flood Studies by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, Vince Geronimo, P.E., CFM, AECOM

F1 - Coastal Flood Hazards in San Francisco Bay-A Detailed Look at Variable Local Flood Responses by Krista Conner, Lisa Winter, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

F1 - Coastal Flood Hazard Study for New Jersey & New York City by Jeff Gangai, CFM, Dewberry; Alan Springett, FEMA Region II

F2 - FEMA Mitigation Grants by Tony Hake, FEMA-HQ

F2 - FEMA Building Sciences by Edward Laatsch, P.E., FEMA-HQ

F4 - Establishing an Improved National Capability for Collection of Extreme Storm and Flood Data by Robert R. Mason, Jr., P.E., U.S. Geological Survey

F4 - High Impact Weather Events - A Challenge for Hazard Mitigation Plans and Flood Response Plans by John F. Henz, CCM, Dewberry

F4 - One Community's Disaster: Turning It Into Another Community's Warning by Kenton C. Ward, CFM, Hamilton County (Indiana) Surveyor's Office; Peggy Shepherd, P.E., CFM, Christopher B. Burke Engineering  

F7A - RiskMAP Risk Assessment Product Suite Early Demonstration Using the Greenville County, SC CTP Project by Andy Bonner, P.E., CFM, Daryle Fontenot, P.E., CFM, AECOM

F7A - New LiDAR-Based Tools for Visualizing the Flood Hazard: A RiskMAP Early Demonstration Project in Coos County, Oregon by Jed Roberts, CFM, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

F7A - Velocity Grids by Don Glondys, CFM, URS Corporation; John Ingargiola, CBO, CFM, FEMA-HQ

Concurrent Session G - Thursday

G1 - FEMA Region III Coastal Hazard Analyses and Outreach by Christine Estes Worley, P.E., CFM, URS Corporation; Jeff Gangai, CFM, Dewberry; Robin Danforth, P.E., CFM, Dave Bollinger, CFM, FEMA Region III

G1 - Targeting Traditional Audiences with Non- Traditional Tools: The Successes and Challenges of StormSmart Connect by Wesley Shaw, Blue Urchin Consulting

G1 - Risk Assessment: Identification of New Coastal Flood Hazard Analysis by Brian Caufield, P.E., CFM, Edie Vinson-Wright, CFM, CDM

G4 - Rapid Development of a Flood Acquisition Project by Drew Whitehair, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.; Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM

G4 - The Key: What FEMA Region IV and it's State Partners are Doing to Unlock the Mysteries of Application Requirements for FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs by H. Camille Crain, Jacky Bell, FEMA Region IV

G4 - Capitalizing on Executive Order Authority for Mitigation by Mark Eberlein, FEMA Region X

G7 - The rFHL/NFHL & WIIFM (What's In It For Me?) by Michelle Bough, GISP, Andrea Weakland, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

G7 - Working with Community Based Hydrology in a Watershed World by Amy Bergbreiter, P.E., CFM, Monica Urisko, P.E., CFM, Atkins

G7 - Implementing Automated Techniques to Improve Workflow by Mark A. Zito, GISP, CFM, CDM

Concurrent Session H - Thursday

H1 - Comparison of Wave Climate Analysis Techniques in Sheltered Waters by Timothy S. Hillier, P.E., CFM, Lauren Klonsky, CDM

H1 - Enhanced Mapping of Combined Rate or Return Values: Incorporation of 2-D Results by Guillermo Simón, P.E., CFM, Taylor Engineering, Inc.

H1 - Case Study on Impacts of Evolving Nearshore Bathymetry and Topography on Base Flood Elevations and Implications for Stakeholders by D. Michael Parrish, PhD, P.E., CFM, Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc.

H2 - Riverine Erosion Hazards & Floodplain Management: A White Paper by Jon Fuller, P.E., RG, PH, CFM, JE Fuller/Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc.

H2 - Updating Alluvial Fan Floodplain Delineation Guidelines (FEMA Appendix G) - Update on the Arid Regions Committee Discussion Paper by Jon Fuller, P.E., RG, PH, CFM, JE Fuller/Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc.

H4A - A Structured Decision Support System For Flood Mitigation by Raymond Laine, Brett Lamass, UOW (Australia)

H4A - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Flood Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Plan by Timothy J. Trautman, P.E., CFM, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services; Darrin R. Punchard, AICP, CFM, AECOM

H4A - FEMA's National Flood Mitigation Data Collection Tool (NT); Your Winning Ticket for the Triple Crown of NFIP Data Management, HMA Applications and Conducting CACs and CAVs by Errol Garren, CPCU, CFM, FEMA-HQ

H7 - Complex Urban Drainage in Houston Texas Solved with 2D Modeling by Matthew Manges, CFM, Derek St. John, P.E., CFM, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

H7 - 2-D Modeling as a Calibration Tool for Riverine Floodplain Analysis in the Front Range of Colorado by Alan Turner, P.E., CFM, Cory Hooper, P.E., CFM, CH2M HILL

H7 - 2-D Modeling of the Dallas Love Field Storm Drainage System by Dr. Gerardo Ocañas, P.E., DWRE, CFM, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

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