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ASFPM 2013 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

Ceremonial Welcome: John Pogson as Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain)
Ceremonial Welcome Video Coming Soon!

Welcome Address: Pedro Segarro, Hartford Mayor
Welcome Address Video Coming Soon!


Bill Nechamen, CFM, Chief of FPM Section, NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation; ASFPM Vice Chair
The Sandy Story: New York State
Coming soon!

Mark Mauriello, Director of Environmental Affairs and Planning at Edgewood Properties, former Commissioner of NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection
Sandy: Impacts and Implications for New Jersey
Coming soon!

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

Keynote Luncheon

Scott Edelman, P.E., ASFPM Foundation President
ASFPM Foundation Update
Coming soon!

Plenary Session 2

MITIGATING FLOOD DISASTERS - The Big Picture and New Developments

David L. Miller, Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA
David Miller addresses ASFPM 2013

Steven L. Stockton, Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Army Corps of Engineers and the Flood Risk Challenge
Coming soon!

Holly A. Bamford, PhD, Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA
Preparing for the Next Sandy
Coming soon!

Moderator: Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director

Plenary Session 3


Doug Plasencia, PE, CFM, ASFPM Foundation Trustee / Gilbert White Flood Policy Forum Chair; Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
Human Adjustments in Coasts - Adaptive Management of Changing Hazards, Risks, and Ecosystems
Coming soon!

Howard Kunreuther, James G. Dinan Professor, Co-Director of Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center
The Role of Insurance and Other Policy Tools for Reducing Losses from Future Flood Damages
Coming soon!

Gerry Galloway, PE, PhD, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering & Affiliate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland
An Opportunity and Ten Challenges for the Flood Risk Management Community
Coming soon!

Moderator:Sam Medlock, J.D., CFM, ASFPM Policy and Partnerships Program Manager

Plenary Session 4

LOCAL MITIGATION PERSONIFIED - Post Disaster Success and NAI Development

James P. Colgate, RA, Esq., Assistant Commissioner for Technical Affairs & Code Development; Floodplain Administrator, New York City Department of Buildings
New York City After Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding and Resiliency
Coming soon!

Jennifer McCulloch, Flood Mitigation Program Coordinator, Morris County, New Jersey
Morris County Flood Mitigation Program: Local Mitigation Personified
Coming soon!

Terri L. Turner, AICP, CFM, Development Administrator for City of Augusta, Georgia; ASFPM Region 4 Director, ASFPM No Adverse Impact Committee Co-Chair
Development of the No Adverse Impact (NAI) How To Guides - Mitigation and Infrastructure
Coming soon!

Moderator: Michelle Burnett, CFM, Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency; ASFPM Region 1 Director

ASFPM Annual National Awards Luncheon

Coming soon!

Moderator: Sally McConkey, P.E., D.WRE, CFM, ASFPM Chair, Illinois State Water Survey
Master of Ceremonies: Dante "Dan" Accurti, ASFPM National Awards Emcee

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A - Tuesday

A1: AECOM Showcase: Communicating Flood Risk

A1 - Improving Flood Risk Communication: Unlocking the Potential of the Water Surface Elevation Grid – Accuracy and Applications by Andy Bonner, PE, CFM, AECOM

A1 -What We Discovered Upon Discovery by Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, SCDNR

A1 -From North to South, from East to West: Challenges in Mapping the Primary Frontal Dune Along U.S. Shorelines by Chris Mack, PE, AECOM

A2: Green Infrastructure and Case Studies

A2 - Addressing Stormwater and Floodplain Management Challenges with Green Infrastructure Solutions by Kari Ann Mackenbach, URS Corporation

A2 - Another Payback of Green: Quantifying the Benefits of Green Stormwater Management for Flood Loss Avoidance by Daniel Medina, PhD, PE, CFM, Atkins

A2 - Alton Riparian Zone Restoration by Jim Rinehart, PE, CFM, CPESC, Williams Creek Consulting

A3: State Floodplain Management Initiatives and Programs

A3 - Delaware Senate Bill 64 – A Community Consensus Approach to Achieve Higher Minimum Floodplain Standards by Michael S. Powell, CFM, Delaware DNREC

A3 - Building Stronger and More Resilient Rural Communities Through the NFIP by Traci Sears, CFM, Montana DNRC

A3 - Not Your Average Risk Assessment: Multi-Stage Risk Assessments for 21 Sites in the Passaic River Basin by Joseph Ruggeri, PE, CFM, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

A4: Mitigation Successes

A4 - Flood Damage From Katrina to Isaac: Lessons Learned in Louisiana by Daniel Bass, RA, CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch

A4 - Tropical Storm Lee - Successful Mitigation Projects: Union-Endicott High School & Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Flood Protection Projects by Charles F "Rick" Woidt, Jr, PE, CFM, Woidt Engineering & Consulting, PC

A4 - Flood Mitigation: Regulate Now or Buyout Later by Kevin W. Geiger, AICP CFM, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

A5: National Dam and Levee Data, Guidance, and Tools

A5 - The National Levee Database and FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory Integration: The Communication Tool Aspects of Integration and other current developments within the NLD framework by Catherine Sanders, USACE

A5 - The New FEMA Guidelines for Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams by Arthur Miller, PhD, PE, AECOM

A5 - FEMA-USACE-DHS multi-agency cooperation to support dam safety and to develop tools for states and local communities to create more resilient communities by Edward G. Beadenkopf, PE, CFM, URS Corporation

A6: Coastal Risk Communication

A6 - Answering Tough Questions about Coastal Flood Risk by Janice J. Roper-Graham, ABC, PMP, CFM, STARR/Outreach Process Partners

A6 - STORMSMART COASTS: Guiding Coastal Property Owners to Select Better Options for Reducing Erosion and Storm Damage by Rebecca Haney, CFM, MA Office of Coastal Zone Mgmt.

A6 - Engaging Community Officials and Stakeholders To Communicate Coastal Flood Hazards and Mitigate Coastal Flood Risks in Southeastern U. S.: An Unprecedented Undertaking by Richard A. Wild, BakerAECOM

A7: Meteorology and Coastal Storm Modeling: Improving Flood Prediction and Warning

A7 - Real-Time Coastal Flood Forecasting Methods: A UK Perspective by Dr. Mark Lawless, JBA Consulting

A7 - Forensic Evaluation of Coastal Flooding due to Hurricane Sandy: The Role of Storm Intensity, Size, Speed, Tide Stage, Track and Extratropical Transition by Senanu Agbley, PhD, Stantec

A7 - Flood Modeling in a Box: Using GeoPDF as a Flood Forecasting Application by Michael Bufkin, TerraGo Technologies

A8: Mapping Case Studies

A8 - Visions of the Big Sky – Blazing new Trails in Montana's Mapping Program by Stephen E. Story, PE, CFM, Montana DNRC

A8 - The Tuscaloosa Tornado: A Collision of Storm Damage and Floodplain Management by Clay M. Campbell, EIT, CFM, AMEC

A8 - Necessity - the Mother of Invention: Success Stories about the Integration and Centralization of FEMA Levee Data by Brian Koper, Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

Concurrent Session B - Tuesday

B1: Dewberry Showcase: Sandy + BW-12: Changing the Equation for Building Safer, More Resilient Communities

B1 - Dewberry Showcase

B1 - The Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12): An Overview by Grant Smith, Dewberry

B1 -The Confluence of Sandy and BW-12: The Changing Equation by Jean Huang, PE, CFM, Dewberry

B1 -Developing an Integrated BW-12 Adaptation Strategy to Achieve Community Resiliency by Ken Logsdon, Dewberry

B1 -Building Safer and More Resilient Communities: A Case Study by Stephanie Routh, CFM, Dewberry

B1 -Closing Remarks by Jerry Sparks, PE, CFM, Dewberry

B2: Coastal Sea Level Rise Planning and Adaptation Case Studies

B2 - Building a Community Coastal Resilience Plan in Guilford, Connecticut by George Kral, Town of Guilford

B2 - Sea Level Rise Impact Study – Framework for Analysis by John Dorman, NC Floodplain Mapping Program

B2 - Living on the Edge: Our Coast and our Culture - Life at Roy's and Beyond by Kenneth J. Filarski, FAIA, AICP, LEED-AP BD+C, CFM, CEFPI, NCARB, FILARSKI/architecture+planning+research

B3: Floodplain Management Theory and Research

B3 - How Federal Flood Policy Causes Flood Disasters by Leslie A. Bond, CFM, LA Bond Associates

B3 - Flood Hazard Areas and Property Values; Are We Stimulating or Depressing the Economy? by Brian K. Varrella, PE, CFM, City of Fort Collins, CO

B3 - The Elusive One Percent Chance Flood, Why Does It Keep Changing? by T. Lynn Lovell, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Halff Associates, Inc.

B4: Community-Funded Mitigation Programs

B4 - Fitting Pieces of the Success Puzzle Together: Multifaceted Flood Mitigation in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia by Terri L. Turner, AICP, CFM, Augusta-Richmond County

B4 - Moving People out of Harm's Way - Reversing History in Morris County, NJ through Flood Mitigation Acquisitions by Jennifer McCulloch, Morris County, NJ

B4 - Accepting and Taking Responsibility for Mitigation Locally by Bill Brown, Arlington, TX

B5: FEMA-USACE Levee Task Force – From Inspections to the New Levee Mapping Approach (LAMP): How the Agencies are Aligning their Efforts and What it Means to You

B5 - FEMA-USACE Levee Task Force Presenters: Jim Murphy, PE, CFM, URS Corporation; Bill Blanton, Jr., CFM, FEMA; Tammy Conforti, PE, USACE

B6: Risk MAP Communication Challenges

B6 - Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Instead of Stopping this Study, Let's Collaborate with the Community and Listen to their Needs by Emily Whitehead, CFM, GISP, STARR

B6 - Outreach in Montana: Reaching out to low population areas by Mary Gibson, State of Montana

B6 - Focusing on Partnerships – FEMA Region II, New York City DEP, New York State DEC, and RAMPP by J. Andrew Martin, CFM, Dewberry

B7: Modeling for Stormwater Management

B7 - Integrating Overland, Storm Drain, and Creek Modeling into a Comprehensive Watershed Assessment to Support Transit Oriented Development> by Glen Taffinder, PE, CFM, City of Austin

B7 - Modeling the Effects of Urban Flooding - 1D vs. 2D Hydraulic Models by Cedomir Jesic, MS, PE, CFM, Cardno

B7 - A Plan for the Future Based on an Coupled Modeling Approach - City of El Cajon's Master Drainage Plan by Eric Fontenot, DHI

B8: Decision Support

B8 - Flood-Warning Systems in Ohio: Small to Large and Simple to Complex by Marie Peppler, USGS Michigan and Ohio Water Science Centers

B8 - Watershed Flood Hazard Mapping: How to Create Easy to use Mappping by adding Selected Model Data by Larry L. Fluty, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Cardno TBE

B8 - Automating Bathymetric Surveys and Discharge Measurements for Faster, More Cost Effective Floodplain Mapping Solutions by Blyth Gill, Clearpath Robotics

Concurrent Session C - Tuesday

C1: FEMA Risk Reduction Showcase

C1 - FEMA Building Science Updates by John Ingargiola, Building Science Branch, RRD, FIMA, FEMA

C1 - FEMA HMA Grants Updates by Kayed Lakhia, CFM, Deputy Director, Risk Reduction Division, FIMA, FEMA

C1 - FEMA Floodplain Management Updates by David Stearrett, CFM, Chief, Floodplain Management Branch, RRD, FIMA, FEMA

C2: Ecosystem Services Tools and Case Studies

C2 - Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit: A web-based ecosystem service value platform for floodplain managers by Nora Wahlund, Earth Economics

C2 - The Active River Area: A Framework for Managing Rivers and Streams by Mark P. Smith, The Nature Conservancy

C2 - Return on Investment: Analysis of Flood Risk Management Solutions for the Puyallup River Watershed by Dave Carlton, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Atkins, North America

C3: Community Rating System

C3 - A Collaborative Approach for Increasing New England's Sustainability through the Community Rating System by Jennifer Gilbert, CFM, ANFI, NH Office of Energy and Planning

C3 - Community Rating System (CRS) User's Groups: Benefits and Needs by Maggie Olivier, CFM, UNO-CHART

C3 - Surf's Up in Waveland MS: Assessing Climate Change Impacts Through Enhanced Mitigation Planning by Jeffrey Brislawn, CFM, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure

C4: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

C4 - Breaking Down Silos: Adaptation Resources Relevant to Flood Professionals by Elizabeth English, PhD, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

C4 - Using NOAA's Digital Coast for Community Hazard Mitigation Planning in Monterey County, CA by Darrin Punchard, AICP, CFM, AECOM

C4 - Headlines from the experts: hazard mitigation, environment and climate change by Donald Watson, FAIA, EarthRise design

C5: Dam and Levee Management Tools

C5 - Smart levees – A New Future for Flood Management? by Eur Ing Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford

C5 - DamWatch® – A Web-Based System That is Monitoring 11,600 Watershed Dams in the U.S. by Larry Caldwell, PE, NRCS-Okalahoma

C5 - FEMA's Simplified Dam Break, Emergency Action Planning and Risk MAP GIS Toolset by Sam Crampton, PE, CFM, Dewberry

C6: Flood Risk Communication in a Modern World

C6 - Web-based Outreach Tools for Public Viewing of Discovery and Flood Risk Reports by Alicia Williams, GISP, CFM, AMEC

C6 - Implementing a Social Media Strategy to Help Municipalities Communicate with Residents about Flood Risk: A Case Study by Samara M. Ebinger, CFM, Dewberry

C6 - Streams to 'Flood' Dry Topics: A Social Media Approach by Sonja Wood, CFM, ANFI, H2O Partners, Inc.

C7: New, Advanced, and Complex Model Methods and Challenges

C7 - Phantom Nodes – Method to Resovle 100-year Wet-Dry Boundary for Coastal Flood Insurance Studies by Chris Mack, PE, AECOM

C7 - Coastal Modeling - State of the Art by Emily Dhingra, PE, CFM, URS

C7 - Complex Coastline, Limited Data and Successful Wave Modeling by Paula Kulis, PhD, CDM Smith

C8: Mapping Communication/Outreach

C8 - A Rural State's Solution for Communicating Flood Risk – No GIS Required! by Jason Wilson, PE, CFM, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure

C8 - FEMA Region III Coastal Hazard Study Impacts & Rollout by Jeff Gangai, Dewberry

C8 - USGS Flood Inundation Program: Technical Guidance, Products, and Communication by Marie Peppler, USGS WI Water Science Center

Concurrent Session D - Wednesday

D1: Michael Baker Showcase: Breaking Out of the Box - Custom Solutions to Build Resilient Communities

D1 - Innovations in Stormwater Master Planning for the Town of Cary, North Carolina by Scott W. Brookhart, PE, CFM, Michael Baker

D1 - Was Super-Storm Sandy a Once in a Lifetime Event? An Analysis of the Risk by Steve Jencen, PE, CFM, Michael Baker

D1 - Moving Beyond Map Books - Making Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Data Come to Life: Case Studies from Central Valley of California and the State of West Virginia by Michael Skowronek, GISP, AICP, CFM, Michael Baker

D2: Lessons from Hurricane Irene: Multiple Objectives of Reducing River Flood Hazards

D2 - Goodnight Irene: The Aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont by Rebecca Pfeiffer, CFM, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

D2 - A Framework for Enhanced Flood Hazard Mitigation in the NYC Water Supply Watershed by Phillip Eskeli, CFM, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

D2 - Improving fish habitat to reduce flood damage: The multiple benefits of right sizing culverts by Amy Singler, American Rivers

D3: NFIP Assessments

D3 - Flood Hazard Demographics and NFIP Policy/Claims Analysis – for the NFIP Reform Act by Mohan Rajasekar, Dewberry

D3 - Catastrophe Economics: Modeling the Losses Due to Tropical Cyclone Related Flooding during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 by Jeffrey Czajkowski, Wharton Risk Management Center

D3 - What Can We Learn from 150 Years of Flood Management? A Hungarian Experience by Pal Hegedus, PE, D.WRE, RBF Consulting, A Company of Michael Baker Corp

D4: Building a Better Mitigation Application

D4 - Trends in Successful Flood Mitigation Grant Applications: Improve Your Odds of Funding by Jae G. Park, PhD, URS Corp

D4 - Evaluating Potential Mitigation Projects While Minimizing Your Initial Investment by Sherry Crouch, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

D4 - Soliciting, Screening and Selecting Mitigation Projects Part II: When the Process is Repeated After a Disaster by David Murphy, PE, CFM, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

D5: State and Local Dam and Levee Safety Programs and Initiatives

D5 - Developing Levee Emergency Action Plans in Maricopa County, AZ – For use by Emergency Managers and for CRS Credit by Frank Brown, PE, CFM, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

D5 - Kentucky Dam Safety Hazard Mitigation - Driving Local Mitigation Actions through Risk Map by Michelle Meehan, Stantec

D5 - Levee Safety in Texas: 2013 by Walter E. Skipwith, PE, D.WRE, Halff Associates, Inc.

D6: Flood Awareness Campaigns

D6 - How to Get a Flood Preparedness Week Started: Lessons Learned from California by Judy Soutiere, CFM, USACE, Sacramento District

D6 - Know Your Line: A Customizable Community High Water Mark Initiative by Vincent Brown, FEMA

D6 - Flood of 1913-A Coordinated Public Agency Public Awareness Campaign by Laura Ortiz, CFM, US Army Corps of Engineers-Buffalo

D7: Coastal Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Mapping

D7 - Georgia and Northeast Florida Coastal Storm Surge and Mapping Study: Continued Progress Amid Challenges by Christopher Bender, PhD, PE, D.CE, Taylor Engineering

D7 - EOF-Based Methodology for Synthesizing Historic Storms on the Great Lakes by William R. Dally, PE, Atkins North America, Inc.

D7 - Beyond the Dunes – Identifying Areas of Interest for Incorporation in Coastal Modeling and Mapping Tools by Andrew Hadsell, PE, CFM, AMEC

D8: Map Elements/Content

D8 - Mapping Limit of Moderate Wave Action and its impact on NFIP Participant communities by Nader Mahmoudpour, PE, PhD, CFM,CDM Smith

D8 - The Benefits and Appropriate Use of Base Flood Approximate Shapefiles to Calculate Zone A Base Flood Elevations by Jeremy Kirkendall, CFM, Stantec

D8 - The New Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Submission Process – Online LOMCs by Dan Natale, Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

Concurrent Session E - Wednesday

E1: CDM Smith Showcase: Demonstrating the Cycle of Response, Recovery, and Planning Through Post-Superstorm Sandy: A Multi-Agency Perspective

E1 - Response: Dewatering in the Passaic Valley by Ginger Croom, PE, CDM Smith

E1 - Recovery: Storm Surge Frequency Analysis by Frannie Bui, PE, CDM Smith

E1 - Planning: Social Vulnerability Analysis by C. Mark Dunning, Ph.D, CDM Smith

E2: ASFPM NBF Committee Showcase: Three State Approaches to Dealing with Erosion Hazards

E2 - Vermont Fluvial Erosion Hazard by Michael Kline, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

E2 - Washington State Shoreline Management Act by Patricia Olson, Washington State Department of Ecology

E2 - Mitigating Impacts of Hydrologic Modifications by Robert Barr, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

E3: NFIP and Compliance with Other Federal Regulations

E3 - From Reform to Action: Changing the NFIP in an Environmentally Responsible Way by Jonathan Smith, FEMA

E3 - Water Quality Projects Incentive Grants- Individual Solutions to Quality and Quantity Issues by Gregory S. Lubeck, PE, CFM, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

E3 - Fukushima-Daiichi, Hurricane Sandy: NRC Standards vs NFIP Regulations by Michael Proctor, PE, CFM, URS

E4: Tools and Incentives for Taking Mitigation Action

E4 - The Mitigation Action Tracker is Here to Help by Juliette Hayes, FEMA, Region IX

E4 - Municipal Incentives to Achieve Greater Flood Hazard Mitigation by Rob Evans, CFM, Vermont Dept of Environmental Conservation

E4 - Enhancing Mitigation Action thru Local Community Engagement by William B. Malyszka, Accenture Federal Services

E5: Risk Assessment Procedures Behind Levees

E5 - Levee Accreditation: Past, Present, and Future by Andrew Shields, PE, CFM, AECOM

E5 - Important Considerations for Levee Improvements and Accreditation: Internal Drainage and Uncertainty Analyses by Dan Fricke, PE, CFM, JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

E5 - Aching Joint Probability? – Diagnosing Your Options for Interior Drainage Behind Levees for Compliance with 65.10 (A Reviewers Perspective) by William Zung, PMP, CFM, STARR / Stantec

E6: Flood Risk Communication (Non-Risk MAP)

E6 - Hurricane Isaac and Percy Quin Dam: An Almost Tragedy by Jason L. Benoit, Providence Technical Service, LLC

E6 - The Risk Conversation: Engaging the Insurance Agent by Bruce Bender, CFM, FloodSmart

E6 - Past Flood Events: Learning from the Past to Ensure a Resilient Future by Kamer Davis, FloodSmart

E7: One & Two Dimensional Modeling: When, Where, and Coupling

E7 - Rush Creek: A Cautionary Tale by Audra Valamides, PE, CFM, City of Arlington

E7 - When 1-D Modeling Isn't Enough (A comparison of 1-D and 2-D modeling for Yerington, Nevada) by Chris Tagert, PE, CFM, Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

E7 - Analyzing the Impact of Mesh Resolution on Flood Extents Using a 2D Hydrodynamic Model by Kedric Szana, Innovyze

E8: Coastal Mapping Issues and Studies

E8 - An Overview of Potential NFIP Risk Reduction Benefits of Mapping Shoreline Change (Erosion/Accretion) on Flood Maps by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, AECOM

E8 - Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study: Lake Michigan Critical Outreach Components by Laura Kelliher (Keating), CFM, CDM Smith

E8 - Coastal Hazard Erosion Area Maps along Lake Ontario by Jeff Burm, CFM, AECOM

Concurrent Session F - Thursday

F1: Floodproofing Products

F1 - Specifying Foundation Flood Vents for Building Sustainability, Durability and Performance by Mike Graham, CFM, SMART VENT Flood Vents

F1 - Mobile Flood Barriers: The New Cost-Effective Alternative for Mitigating Damage in Imminent Flooding Scenarios by Helge Kroegenes, AquaFence USA, Inc.

F1 - Passive Flood Mitigation: A Pragmatic Application of a No-Adverse-Impact Flood Risk Management Approach by Lou Waters, FloodBreak

F2: Multi-Objective Water Resource Management

F2 - Two Floodplain Restoration Case Studies by Roy Schiff, PhD, PE, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

F2 - A Case Study of Multiple Benefits: Catalyzing integrated floodplain management in Puget Sound by Kris Johnson, PhD, The Nature Conservancy

F2 - Developing Municipal Adaptation Responses to Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge in Maine by Peter A. Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey

F3: Actions after Superstorm Sandy

F3 - The 'Sandy-est' Aftermath: A Rhode Island Perspective in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy by Michelle F. Burnett, CFM, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

F3 - Urban Flooding - Lessons from Sandy by Bill Coulbourne, PE, Applied Technology Council

F3 - State Floodplain Association Actions Following a Disaster: NJAFM and Hurricane Sandy by John A. Miller, PE, CFM, CSM, Princeton Hydro, LLC

F4: Natural Natural Hazard Mitigation

F4 - The Role of Coastal Habitats in Reducing Risk: An Emerging Approach to Comprehensive Risk Assessments by Adam Whelchel, PhD, The Nature Conservancy

F4 - Hazard and Climate Mitigation in Bridgeport, Connecticut: A Proactive Municipal Perspective by Brian Bidolli, AICP, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council

F4 - Modeling Coastal Ecosystem Services for Decision Support: A Case Example in Mobile Bay, Alabama by Laura Flessner, NOAA/TNC/ASFPM

F5: Modeling for Dam and Levee Risk Assessments

F5 - Dam Break Modeling: What to do when a 1D model just won't work by Lee Beshoner, PE, CFM, FTN Associates, Ltd.

F5 - Levee Risk Assessment along the River Po - Evaluating the extreme flooding risk with Time-Varied Topography by Eric Fontenot, DHI

F5 - Downstream Effects Resulting from the Operation of the Pompton Lake Dam Floodgates by Andy Bonner, PE, CFM, AECOM

F6: Risk MAP Discovery

F6 - Ocklawaha Watershed Risk MAP Discovery: Engaging Stakeholders in the Process by Katrina Myers, PE, CFM, Taylor Engineering, Inc.

F6 - Discovering Action by Josha Crowley, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Atkins/STARR

F6 - The Evolution of Discovery: A Summary of the Progression of Region VIII Discovery Meetings by Dave Jula, PE, CFM, Michael Baker Jr., Inc

F7: Model Accessibility and Stakeholder Inclusion

F7 - Cloud Computing and Flood Studies - A Good Choice for FEMA? by Cheryl A. Johnson, PE, CFM, PMP, Accenture

F7 - SARA's Bexar County Flood Warning System by Curtis Beitel, PE, CFM, HDR Engineering, Inc.

F7 - Community Engagement – The Way To Go by Ataul Hannan, PE, CFM, Harris County Flood Control District

F8: Maps in Transition

F8 - A Roadmap for Overcoming Obstacles While Transitioning from Map Mod to Risk MAP by George Riedel, CFM, Michael Baker Jr, Inc.

F8 - Physical Map Revisions in Connecticut due to updated Coastal Flood Hazards by Brian Caufield PE, CFM, CDM Smith

F8 - DFIRM Evolution: From Paper to the True Digital Environment by Tonda Shelton, NC Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP)

Concurrent Session G - Thursday

G1: ASFPM Nonstructural Retrofitting Committee Showcase: Floodproofing Techniques

G1 - Hazard Mitigation Elevation: Beyond Home Elevation, Historic and Cultural building elevation by Roderick Scott, L & R Resources, LLC

G1 - How to Get Property Owners to Floodproof by French Wetmore, French and Associates

G1 - Nonstructural Flood Risk Reduction Measures for the Rural Floodplain Located along the Red River of the North by Randall L. Behm, PE, CFM, USACE - Omaha District

G2: Stormwater Project Prioritization

G2 - Developing a Greenways Plan: What Every Community Needs to Know by Jim Karch, PE, CFM, City of Bloomington

G2 - Floodplain, Stormwater, Climate Change and Community Resiliency in New Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System by Karen C Kabbes, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Env-PV, Kabbes Engineering, Inc.

G2 - Bridging the gap between flood safety and environmental vitality – Using innovative evaluation techniques to update a stormwater master plan to include water quality and stream restoration by Mark K. Kempton, PE, CFM, City of Fort Collins Utilities

G3: Post-Disaster Activities/Substantial Damage Tools

G3 - What Communities Need (to Know) for Substantial Damage Estimates to be Effective by Amy Baker, PE, PMP, CFM, URS

G3 - The Flood After The Storm: Permits, Mitigation & the Public by Christina M. Costa, CZEO, Town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut

G3 - Coastal Flooding from Irene, Sandy... Reflections of a First Responder by Douglas F. Jackson, Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director, East Haven, CT

G4: Mitigation Planning

G4 - Incorporating Societal Demographics in Hazard Mitigation Planning by Deborah G. Mills, CFM, Dewberry

G4 - Regional Hazard Mitigation Planning in South Central Connecticut by Jamie Caplan, Jamie Caplan Consulting, LLC

G4 - Hazard Mitigation and Land Use Planning: Can Two Plans Become One? by David Stroud, CFM, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure

G5: Project Procedural and Design Challenges

G5 - Successful Steps for Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting of New Dams for Flood Risk Management by Matt Pillard, AICP, HDR Engineering, Inc.

G5 - Floodplain Restoration and Flood Mitigation in an Urban Environment - Critical Elements for Successful Projects by Kevin Farmer, PE, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

G5 - Evaluation of how Operations and Maintenance Costs Vary for Alternative Flood Control Strategies by Matt Redington, PE, HDR Engineering, Inc.

G6: State Outreach Initiatives

G6 - Increasing Risk Communication for Property Owners with the New Risk MAP Products by Tom Shillock, CFM, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

G6 - California's Flood Future Report: The First Comprehensive Evaluation of Flooding Throughout the State of California by Kim Carsell, CFM, PMP, US Army Corps of Engineers

G6 - Show me the Money... The Texas Water Development Board's FloodFUND Research Project by Jessica D. Baker, PE, CFM, PMP, Halff Associates

G7: Rapid, Simplified, and Cost-Effective Modeling Approaches

G7 - A Flood Warning Model for Virginia by Murari Paudel, PhD, Aquaveo LLC

G7 - An Example of How Advanced Engineering Analysis Can Help Levee Owners Evaluate Their Inventory in Response to FEMA's LAMP Proposed Approach for Non-Accredited Levees by Todd Mitchell, CMS, CET, GISP, Fugro Consultants, Inc.

G7 - Rapid Urban 2D Stormwater Model Prototyping by Matt Manges, PE, CFM, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam

G8: Risk MAP

G8 - Iowa Floodplain Mapping Program: Insuring Delivery of Regulatory and Risk MAP Products by Scott Ralston, PE, CFM, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

G8 - NFIP and Risk MAP: Are Our Glasses Fogged Up? by Stephen Noe, CFM, AMEC

G8 - Project Management for Risk MAP CTP's - Define, Plan & Execute; The Keys to Delivering Quality Projects on Time and on Budget by Jeanne M. Ruefer, CFM, PMP, Accenture Federal Services

Concurrent Session H - Thursday

H1: URS Corporation Showcase: Using Social Media and other Progressive Communications Tools to Engage Stakeholders in the Flood Risk Dialogue

H1 - Social Media: #whatsnext by Kelly Stoll, URS Corporation

H1 - Interactive, facilitated discussion about communication and outreach by Ann Terranova, CFM, URS Corporation

H2: Local Water Resource Project Design Challenges

H2 - Flood Mitigation and Economic Development: Meriden's Journey to the 21st Century by Robert J. Bass, PE, City of Meriden

H2 - Case Study – Flood Protection Program – City of Coralville, IA by Mike Ryan, PE, CFM, HR Green, Inc.

H2 - Overcoming Significant Challenges to Employ Innovative Bioengineered Riverbank Stabilization Measures to Repair Severe Scouring Along the Deerfield River by Nils S. Wiberg, PE, CFM, Fuss & O'Neill, Inc.

H4A: Adapting Strategies to Deal with a Changing Flood Hazard

H4A - Benefit-Cost Analysis of Mitigation of Damages due to Progressive River Bank Erosion by Kaveh Zomorodi, PhD, PE, CFM, Dewberry

H4A - Fire! Lessons Learned from Extensive Fires in New Mexico by Philip Drazek, PE, CFM, URS Corporation

H4A - Impact and Mitigation Options for Residential Fires Following Hurricane Sandy by Erin Mack Ashley, PhD, LEED AP, URS Corporation

H4B: FEMA Mitigation Publications and Guidance

H4B - New and Improved: Mitigation Planning Products for States, Tribes, and Local Governments by Deepa Srinivasan, AICP, CFM, Vision Planning and Consulting, LLC

H4B - Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures by John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch

H4B - Guidance for Applying ASCE 24 Engineering Standards to HMA Flood Retrofitting and Reconstruction Projects by John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch

H5: Dam Removals and Levee Setbacks

H5 - Highlights of Historic Battles over Dams, Fish and Flow by Laura Wildman, PE, Princeton Hydro, LLC

H5 - Levee Removal/Setback for Flood Risk Reduction in the Upper Mississippi River Basin: Policy, Funding and Implementation Issues by Michael Schwar PhD, PE, CFM, Montgomery Associates: Resource Associates, LLC

H5 - River Restoration Strategies for Nature and Public Safety by Eileen Fretz, American Rivers

H6: Mitigation Communication in Risk MAP

H6 - Bridge the Gap with Risk MAP by Ferrin Affleck, PE, CFM, Atkins

H6 - Motivating Mitigation Action at the Watershed Level: A Cost-Effective Approach to Engaging Multiple Communities by Marc Radell, Esq., CFM, URS Corporation

H6 - Spreading Awareness Through HAZUS: Outreach Efforts in New London, CT by Amol Daxikar, CFM, GISP, CDM Smith

H7: Rainfall and Hydrologic Analysis and Modeling

H7 - Developing a flood decision support system for the Red River of the North by Ted Shannon, PE, CFM, HDR Engineering, Inc.

H7 - Engaged partnerships and ungaged watersheds: How Kentucky is working towards better hydrology by Jimmy Stahl, PE, CFM, URS Corporation

H7 - eWater Source - Australia's National Hydrologic Modelling Platform by Robert Carr, eWater

H8: Map Tools and Portals

H8 - New Mapping Tool and Techniques for Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts by Jamie Carter, The Baldwin Group at NOAA Coastal Services Center

H8 - The West Virginia Flood Hazard Determination Tool by Kevin Sneed, CFM, WV Div of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

H8 - Using ArcGIS.COM for Emergency Flood Management by Zhumei Qian, ESRI

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