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ASFPM 2015 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT THE SOUTHERN WAY, from the most flood-prone region in the nation!

Leslie Chapman-Henderson, CEO, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Adapting in the Face of Change
Leslie Chapman-Henderson Plenary Video

John Dorman, CFM, Program Director, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program
John Dorman Plenary Video

Moderator: Bill Nechamen, CFM, ASFPM Chair; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Q&A for Plenary Session 1

Keynote Luncheon

Doug Plasencia, PE, CFM, ASFPM Foundation President, Michael Baker International
State of the ASFPM Foundation
ASFPM Foundation Report Video

Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honorι, Sr. Scientist, Gallup Organization
Katrina 10 Year Anniversary Reflections: Creating a Culture of Preparedness

Plenary Session 2


Eric Letvin, Esq., PE, CFM, Director for Hazard Mitigation & Risk Reduction Policy, National Security Council, The White House
Eric Letvin Plenary Video

Steve Stockton, PE, SES, Director of Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers
A Framework for National Flood Risk Management
Steve Stockton Plenary Video

Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, FEMA
A Framework for National Flood Risk Management
Roy Wright Plenary Video

Bill Nechamen, CFM, ASFPM Chair, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
A Framework for National Flood Risk Management
Bill Nechamen Plenary Video

Moderator: Tim Trautman, PE, CFM, ASFPM Mitigation Pod Facilitator, Manager, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services, NC
Q&A for Plenary Session 2

Plenary Session 3


Samantha A. Medlock, JD, CFM, Deputy Associate Director for Climate Preparedness, White House CEQ
Samantha Medlock Plenary Video

Lynsey R. Johnson, Esq., MPA, CFM, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Office of Economic Resiliency
Lynsey Johnson Plenary Video

Howard Kunreuther, PhD, Professor, Co-Director, Wharton Risk Management & Decision Process Center, University of Pennsylvania
Howard Kunreuther Plenary Video

Sarah Woodhouse Murdock, Director, US Climate Change Adaptation Policy, The Nature Conservancy
Sarah Woodhouse Murdock Plenary Video

Gerry Galloway, PhD, PE, Research Professor, Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Maryland
Gerry Galloway Plenary Video

Moderator:Larry A. Larson, PE, CFM, ASFPM Director Emeritus, Sr. Policy Advisor
Q&A for Plenary Session 3

Plenary Session 4

LOCAL MITIGATION ON MY MIND – What's Going on Around the Country That You Could Do Too?

Mike Sutfin, CFM, Building & Zoning Official, Ottawa, IL, CRS Task Force
Illinois Valley Flood Alliance
Mike Sutfin Plenary Video

Sue Rezin, Illinois State Senator
Illinois Senator Sue Rezin Plenary Video

Ron Flanagan, CFM, Principal, Flanagan & Associates, Tulsa, OK
Getting the Locals to Go Along
Ron Flanagan Plenary Video

Gavin Smith, PhD, AICP, Executive Director, UNC Center for the Study of Natural Disasters; Executive Director of DHS's Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence
Pre- and Post-Disaster Issues & Successes
Gavin Smith Plenary Video

Moderator: Ceil Strauss, CFM, ASFPM Vice Chair, MN DNR
Q&A for Plenary Session 4

FEMA Town Hall Session

FEMA Town Hall Video

ASFPM Annual National Awards Luncheon

Awards Luncheon Video

Master of Ceremonies: Allison Hardin, ASFPM National Awards Emcee

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A - Tuesday

A1: CH2M Showcase

A1 - Think Global, Act Local: An Integrated Approach to Delivering Flood Risk Management Solutions

Dr. Richard Crowder, MSc(Eng), PhD, MCIWEM, MICE Ceng, CH2M; Charles Schelpe, BSc(Eng), MICE CEng, CH2M; Elise Ibendahl, PE, ENV SP, CFM, CH2M

A2: Stormwater Case Studies at the Street Level

A2 - Cuyahoga Falls Rain Garden Reserve Lessons Learned by Kari Ann Mackenbach, BCES, CFM, MS Consultants, Inc.

A2 - BMP Designer: Empowering Residents to Control Stormwater, One House at a Time by Stephen Bourne, PE, Atkins

A2 - Water Quality in Your Street Design by Lesley Brooks, PE, CFM, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

A3: Community Rating System: Local Perspectives

A3 - One City's Journey Into The CRS Program – Highlights , Hiccups and Encouragement For Other City's Contemplating the CRS by Raymond J. Wilke, PE, CFM, City of Atlanta, GA

A3 - CDBG-DR, BW-12, CRS, and Dauphin County, PA; What do They Have in Common? by Rob Flaner, CFM, Tetra Tech, Inc.

A3 - JUMP into Action: A Local's Perspective on CRS User Groups by Maggie Olivier, CFM, Jefferson Parish, LA

A4: Cost-Effectiveness of Mitigation

A4 - A Resilience Success Story: How Significant Losses were Avoided During Hurricane Isaac by John E. Bourdeau Jr. CFM, FEMA Region VI

A4 - Losses Avoided as a Result of Adopting and Enforcing Flood-Resistant Building Codes by Edward Laatsch, PE, FEMA Building Science Branch

A4 - Measuring Environmental Benefits to Inform FEMA Mitigation Actions Against Wildfire and Drought by Zachary Christin, Earth Economics

A5: FEMA-Corps Levee Session:

A5 - Current & Possible Future Directions: YOU Can Help the USACE & FEMA Meet the Nation's Levee Challenges by Jim Murphy, PE, CFM, AECOM; Suzanne Vermeer, PE, CFM, FEMA RV; Tammy Conforti, PE, CFM, USACE

A6: Risk Communications and Risk MAP

A6 - Engaging Communities in Effective Flood Resilience Actions through Multi-Stakeholder Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Collaboration by Leslie A. Bryan, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District

A6 - Engaging Communities in the Program for Public Information by Melissa Daigle, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program

A6 - Communicating Flood Risk: Help from a Math Nerd by C. Warren Campbell, PhD, PE, CFM, Western Kentucky University

A7: Changes in Coastal Analysis – A Southeast U.S. Perspective

A7 - #BarrierIslandCoastalHazardAnalysis&Mapping by Chris Mack, PE, PMP, AECOM

A7 - Floodplain and Coastal Feature Representation Within the South Florida Storm Surge Modeling Project by Christopher J. Bender, PhD, PE, D.CE, Taylor Engineering

A7 - Integrating Coastal and Riverine Flood Hazards on the Southern Georgia and Northern Florida Coast by Tom Mihlbachler, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

A8: CTP Case Studies

A8 - Are Risk MAP Products Really on Our Mind? by Jason Wilson PE, CFM, AMEC Foster Wheeler

A8 - "It takes a village for a successful CTP program" - The Iowa CTP Experience by Scott Ralston, PE, CFM, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

A8 - Updating Georgia's Coastal Maps – Collaboration on My Mind by Onur Celik, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

Concurrent Session B - Tuesday

B1: Dewberry Showcase

B1 - Turning the Tide-Creating a more Flood Resilient Nation by 2060

Mat Mampara, PE, Dewberry; Jane Sibley Frantz, AICP, CFM, Dewberry; Michael Buckley, PE, Dewberry; Todd Davison, NOAA Coastal Services Center; Gerry Galloway, PhD, PE, University of Maryland; Samantha Medlock, JD, CFM, White House CEQ; Steven L. Stockton, PE, SES, USACE

B2: Sustainable Floodplain Management

B2 - Flood Studies and Nutrient Management: Case Studies from Virginia and the U.S Virgin Islands (Series 2) by Scott Blossom, PE, CFM, Stantec

B2 - Why Local Decision Makers Invest in Natural Infrastructure by Sarah Murdock, The Nature Conservancy

B2 - NAI & NBF and Costs of Community Services: Not All Lands Suitable for All Purposes by Captain Jim Mickey, CF, CFM, Somerset Reading Twp Fire Ems

B3: Cost Effectiveness of Floodplain Regulations

B3 - NFIP Floodplain Management Regulations – How Much Are They Worth in Reducing Losses? by Bret Gates, FEMA

B3 - Evaluating the Flood Loss Effectiveness of the Community Rating System: A National Analysis by Wesley E. Highfield, PhD, Texas A&M University at Galveston

B3 - Measuring Regulatory Best Practices for Avoiding Flood Losses: A Study of the September 2013 Colorado Floods by Douglas Bausch, CEG, RG, FEMA Region VIII

B4: Mitigation Success Stories

B4 - Jefferson Parish - Severe Repetitive Loss Success Stories by Michelle Gonzales, CFM, Jefferson Parish, LA

B4 - Technical and Programmatic Challenges in Mitigation of NYU Langone Medical Center after Hurricane Sandy by Ranko S. Pudar, PMP, PE, CFM, Pudar Mitigation Consulting, Inc.

B4 - Austin's Response after the Flood of Record Recedes by Kevin Shunk, PE, CFM, City of Austin, TX

B5: LAMP Pilot Lessons Learned

B5 - The Big Picture Approach: Meeting Community Objectives through Local Levee Partnership Teams by David Rubenstein, CFM, AECOM

B5 - Plaquemines Parish, LA LAMP Implementation: Bumps in the road but still driving towards our goal! by Ronald C. Wanhanen, PE, FEMA Region VI

B5 - Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedures in FEMA Region VII – Lessons Learned and Future Impacts by Rick Nusz, PE, PHG, CFM, FEMA Region VII

B6: Social Science and Research

B6 - America's PrepareAthon! Moving Millions to Prepare by Jacqueline Snelling, FEMA

B6 - Advancing Public Participation by Developing Accessible Hazard Mitigation Plans by Alessandra Jerolleman, PhD, CFM, JEO Consulting Group, Inc

B6 - Changing the Misperception of Flood Risk by Kamer Davis, FloodSmart

B7: Advances in Data Collection and Real Time Prediction

B7 - USGS Short-Term Network: Managing Hurricane and Flood Response Data by Marie Peppler, USGS

B7 - Drones and 2D Hydraulic Modelling for Inundation Mapping by Fernando Nardi, PhD, University for Foreigners of Perugia

B7 - Upgrade of Flood Early Warning System in Slovenia by Stephen Blake, DHI Water & Environment

B8: Coastal Studies

B8 - New Maps, Now What? Updated Coastal Flood Hazard Information for Southern Georgia by Krista Conner, Michael Baker International

B8 - Top 5 Lessons Learned for FEMA Coastal Flood Modeling by Paul Carroll, PE, PMP, AECOM

B8 - Communicating Moderate Wave Risk on Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Alex Sirotek, GISP, CFM, CDM Smith

Concurrent Session C - Tuesday

C1: FEMA Risk Reduction Showcase: "Community Resiliency through Building Codes and Higher Standards"

C1 - FEMA HMA Grants and Updates by Brian Willsey, HMA Specialist, RRD

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

C1 - FEMA Building Science: "Mitigation on your Mind" by Ed Laatsch, Chief, Building Science Branch, RRD; Dan Bass, RA, CFM, Architect, Building Science Branch, RRD

C2: Floodplain Planning and Policy

C2 - Enhancing Efforts to Protect and Restore the Natural Functions of Floodplains With the Revised Implementing Guidelines of Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management by John McShane, CFM

C2 - Urban Flooding Impacts and Solutions: Midwest Region Perspective by Brian Killen, CFM, Stantec

C2 - Clearing Permitting Roadblocks for Watershed Improvement Projects in Suburban Watersheds by Amy Bergbreiter, PE, CFM, Gwinnett County, GA

C3: Lessons from a Catastrophic Flood: 2013 Colorado Flood

C3 - Disaster Impact On The Psyche Of An ASFPM State Chapter –Results Of Indirect Flood Induced Stress On Colorado's Chapter (CASFM) by Penn Gildersleeve, PE, ICON Engineering, Inc.

C3 - Managing a Flood of Mitigation Grant Applications in Colorado by Jeff Brislawn, CFM, Amec Foster Wheeler

C3 - In Hindsight- What Did We Need to Know Before the Flood? by Ryan M. Carroll, Michael Baker International

C4: Innovative Mitigation Funding and Land Use

C4 - Leveraging Innovative Financing Models for Flood Risk Mitigation by Paul Huang, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA)

C4 - Creative Property Acquisition and Open Space Management For Mitigation by Lynn Mayo, PE, CFM, AECOM

C4 - Connecticut's Model for Property Assessed Financing for Affordable Flood Resilience by Wayne Cobleigh, CPSM, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

C5: Dam and Levee Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)

C5 - North Carolina's Wave of Dam Inundation and EAPs by John Dorman, CFM, NC Div. Emerg. Mgmt.

C5 - A Template for Developing Flood Emergency Action Plans at the Community and Tribal Level by Terry R. Zien, PE, CFM, USACE

C5 - Dam Risk Management And Community Resilience by Siamak Esfandiary, PhD, PE, FEMA

C6: Coastal and Climate Change Risk Communication

C6 - Drought: Are Floodplain Managers Needed if there are No Floods by Emily Dhingra, PE, CFM, AECOM

C6 - Engaging Communities in Resiliency Efforts Post-Hurricane Sandy by Frannie Bui, PE, CDM Smith

C6 - Partnering with Key State. Regional, and Local Influencers for More Effective Coastal Flood Risk Communications in Florida by Richard Wild, CFM, Michael Baker International

C7: A Flood of Unique Geography: Challenges in Modeling Unusual Conditions

C7 - Hydrologic Adventures in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota by Thomas Johnson, PE, CFM, Ackerman-Estvold

C7 - Importance of Understanding Data in Floodplain Mapping by Alicia Williams, GISP, CFM, AMEC Foster Wheeler

C7 - Modeling Disaster – Planning and Mitigation of South Florida Sea Level Rise by Jim O'Brien, PhD, PE, FLO-2D Software, Inc.

C8: Using Mapping to Communicate Flood Risk

C8 - Two Types of Coastal Flood Inundation Maps - Which Should I Use? by Christopher Penney, USACE

C8 - Using 3D-Hybrid Animation of XPSWMM Results as a Tool to Educate Stakeholders and Communities of Flood Hazards by Tom Ryan, PE, Michael Baker International

C8 - The Flood Hazard Visualizer: An Integrated Approach to Communicating Flood Risk in Toledo, Ohio by Jason Hochschild, ASFPM

Concurrent Session D - Wednesday

D1: FM Approvals Showcase: The National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program

Alan Lulloff, PE, CFM, ASFPM; Randy Behm, PE, CFM, USACE; Brian MacDonald, FM Approvals

D2: Coastal Planning for Resilience

D2 - Coastal Resilience Planning in the Great Lakes - From Stories to Solutions by Bridget Faust, ASFPM

D2 - Mapping and Visualizing Lake Level Changes for the U.S. Great Lakes by Doug Marcy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

D2 - Using Risk MAP Coastal Non-Regulatory Products to Plan for Coastal Resilience by Emily Schmidt, CFM, AECOM

D3: Impacts of NFIP Changes

D3 - The Changing NFIP and CRS: A Legal Perspective from Three Coastal States by J. Scott Pippin , University of Georgia

D3 - A Case Study: on Flood Insurance Affordability and Mitigation in the City of Birmingham, AL by Edwin Revell CFM, City of Birmingham, AL

D3 - National Flood Insurance Program Flood Loss Prevention Solutions by Mike Graham, CFM, Smart Vent Products, Inc.

D4: Mitigation and Recovery Planning

D4 - Turning Smart Growth into "Smart and Safe" Growth – The "Whole Community" Approach – Phase II by Deepa Srinivasan, AICP, CFM, Vision Planning and Consulting

D4 - Living with the River in Lyons, Colorado by Darrin Punchard, AICP, CFM, Hawksley Consulting

D4 - Integrated Disaster Housing Recovery Planning: Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Management, and Fair Housing by Jae G. Park, PhD, CFM, AECOM

D5: Dam and Levee Failure

D5 - Pleasant Valley Dams 1 – 4: A Case Study for Dam Breach Analysis and Inundation Mapping between 1D vs. 2D HEC-RAS 5.0 Beta by Lee Beshoner PE, CFM, FTN Associates, LTD

D5 - Dam Breach Analyses: Large and Small by Lisa M. (Stahr) Brink, PE, CDM Smith

D5 - Changes in Dam Break Hydrodynamic Modeling Practice? by Mark Britton, CPEng, DHI Water & Environment Pty Ltd

D6: Digital Risk Communications

D6 - NWS AHPS: Enhancing Flood Risk Communication with FEMA's NFHL by Victor Hom, NOAA NWS

D6 - Telling Stories With Maps: Using Maps to Start Discussions About Local Hazards by Russell Jackson, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

D6 - Using Social Media to Get the Word Out About Your City's New Floodplain Maps by Chad Bunger, AICP, CFM , City of Manhattan, KS

D7: The State of 2D Modeling

D7 - Take it to the Limit: What We Have Learned Using 2D RAS in Hungary for Various Applications by Pal Hegedus PE, D.WRE, Kimley-Horn and Associates

D7 - Application of the new HEC-RAS 5.0 for Combined 1D/2D Modeling of the Truckee River and Tributaries by Mark E. Forest, PE, CFM, HDR, Inc.

D7 - Quality Assurance Reviews of Hydraulic Models Developed for the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation Delineation Program: Techniques Applied and Lessons Learned by Seth Ahrens, PE, CFM, Atkins

D8: Risk Awareness Tools

D8 - Case Studies for FEMA's new First Order Approximate Modeling Approach by Michael DePue, PE, CFM, Atkins

D8 - Risk MAP and Hazus: How recent Hazus updates will impact Risk MAP Non-Regulatory Products by Shane Parson, PhD, PE, CFM, AECOM

D8 - Why Coastal Non-Regulatory Products are a Win-Win Solution by Elena Drei-Horgan, PhD, CFM, AECOM

Concurrent Session E - Wednesday

E1: AECOM Showcase: Resilience Nirvana: Tools to Help Communities Achieve a Resilient Future

E1 - Eric Letvin, Esq, PE, CFM , National Security Council

E1 - Joshua Murphy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

E1 - Rafaela Moura, Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV

E1 - Jon Philipsborn, AECOM

E2: Managing Streams and Risk

E2 - Erosion Zones vs. Flood Zones - Who Wins? by Lucas Babbitt, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

E2 - A Holistic Approach to RESTORE Promises: Escambia County, Florida - a Successful and Resilient Future by Michael Hanson, PE, Dewberry

E2 - Comprehensive Ecosystem Restoration to Improve Hydrology and Water Quality in an Urban Watershed in Griffin, Georgia by Brian J. Watson, PE, PH, D.WRE, Tetra Tech, Inc.

E3: Community Rating System: National Perspectives

E3 - The CRS Strategic Plan - Going Forward by Bill Lesser, CFM, FEMA-HQ

E3 - The Community Rating System (CRS) as a Tool for Coastal Resilience by David Murphy, PE, CFM, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

E3 - Open Your Mind, Open Your Regs, and Maximize Your Open Space Credit! by Vanessa Birrell, PG, CFM, Fayette County, GA

E4: Coastal Flood Mitigation

E4 - Living Underwater – Hazard Mitigation Challenges from Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, AECOM

E4 - Building Resiliency in Great Lakes Communities by Jaspreet Randhawa, CFM, CDM Smith

E4 - Mitigating Risk by Planning for Sea Level Rise by J Carver Struve, CFM, Michael Baker International

E5: Levee Design

E5 - A Review of Wave-induced Overwash Resiliency Studies by William Miller Jr., PhD, PE, Taylor Engineering, Inc.

E5 - Planning and Design of the South Rockhampton Flood Levee, Queensland Australia by Ben McMaster, RPEQ, CPEng, AECOM

E5 - CFD Modeling for Structure Designs of Environmental Impacts Mitigation by Navid Nekouee, PhD, PE, Tetra Tech

E6: Innovative Risk Communications

E6 - Toy Story in the Floodplain by Steve Samuelson, CFM, Kansas Dept. Agriculture

E6 - In Pursuit of Transferability: Three Silver Jackets Projects Examples from Nevada, Montana and Florida by Jennifer Dunn, CFM, USACE

E6 - Partnering Up! Promoting Flood Risk Awareness & Mitigation Action through Federal Partnerships by Vincent Brown, FEMA

E7: Communicating Real Time and Future Risk

E7 - Estimating the 1% Plus for Simple and Complex Hydrology by Ferrin Affleck, PE, CFM, Atkins

E7 - Revising Coastal Design Flood Elevations to Consider Sea Level Rise: Application of the Equivalent Rise Method to the East Coast by Kaveh Zomorodi, PhD, PE, CFM, Dewberry

E7 - Mapping and Mitigating Future Flood Risks for Boston: a Changing Climate Perspective by Bin Wang, PE, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

E8: Innovations in Mapping

E8 - Using NFHL Data for Hazus Flood Hazard Analysis – An Exploratory Study by Andrea Jackman, IBM

E8 - Rapid Floodplain Mapping with Innovative Tools by Nicole Cominoli, USACE

E8 - Commercial Geiger Mode LiDAR the Next Paradigm for Floodplain Management by Mark Romano, Harris Aerospace

Concurrent Session F - Thursday

F1: GAFM Showcase

F1 - Multiple Agencies Combating Georgia's Flood Risk Together: Proven Results Gained by Strong Partnerships by Tom Shillock, CFM, Georgia DNR; Terry Lunn, GEMA; Jeff Morris, USACE

F2: Stream Restoration and Flood Management

F2 - There's a Reason It's Called Sand Creek by Brian Murphy, PE, PH, CFM, D. WRE, ENV SP, CDM Smith

F2 - The Role of Public Involvement in Urban Watershed Improvement Projects: Sapelo Trail Stream Restoration by Russell C. Manley, CFM, Gwinnett County, GA

F2 - The Odd Couple: Crossing AND Restoring a Floodplain – All While Saving Millions Per Day by Brad Woznak, PE, PH, CFM, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

F3: Regulations and Compliance

F3 - Pilger, Nebraska: A Lesson in Tornado Disasters and Floodplain Management by Mitch Paine, CFM, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

F3 - Making the EC Easy: Avoiding CRS and Other Programmatic Issues by Getting the FEMA Elevation Certificate Right the First Time by Del Schwalls, PE, CFM, Schwalls Consulting LLC

F3 - Can I Dry Floodproof My Building? by Manny Perotin, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

F4A: State Mitigation Initiatives,

F4A - Overcoming Challenges of an IDNR/OWR Mitigation Grant by Brian Eber, CFM, IDNR/ OWR

F4A - Watersheds, Streams, and Highways: Resiliency in Disaster Recovery Through Partnerships and Innovation by Chris Sturm, CFM, Colorado Water Conservation Board

F4A - Mitigation is Everyone's Business by Randy Mundt, AICP, CFM, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) – Floodplain Mapping Program

F4B: Flood Fighting Product

F4B - Installation of Flood Barriers by Jens-Uwe Thalheim, FM Global

F4B - Use of FM Approved Flood Mitigation Pumps in Conjunction with Flood Mitigation Barriers by Kevin Black, FM Approvals

F4B - Case Studies of New, Top-down Flood Protection Using Advanced Tensioned Fabric Softgoods Technologies in New York City post Superstorm Sandy by Alan George, ILC Dover LP

F6: Risk Communications and Risk MAP II

F6 - Now You're Cooking – Recipes for Resilience by Diane Howe, CFM, FEMA Region VI

F6 - Promoting FEMA's Flood Risk Products in a Rural Watershed by Mary Gilliland, CFM, AECOM

F6 - Satiate your Knowledge Hunger with Bite Size Learning by Sonja Wood, ANFI, CFM, H2O Partners, Inc.

F7: Mitigation and Modeling

F7 - Optimal Sluice Gate Operations for Flood Mitigation Study of City of Rye, New York by Honghai Qi, PhD, PE, Parsons Brinckerhoff

F7 - Stress Test/Extreme Scenario Development for Floods and Droughts Considering Climate Change by David C. Curtis, PhD, WEST Consultants

F7 - Flood Mitigation Strategy for the Milwaukee 30th Street Corridor Redevelopment Program by Eric D. Loucks, PhD, PE, D.WRE, CDM Smith

F8: Flood Warning and Inundation Mapping

F8 - Design Principles for Near Real-Time Flood Forecast Inundation Mapping by Kris Lander, PE, CFM, NOAA National Weather Service

F8 - A Unique Approach to City-Wide Inundation Mapping: Using Hydrodynamic Modeling to Create Non-Regulatory Products by Brenda S Gasperich, PE, CFM, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc.

F8 - "Connecting the Dots" – Solving the Real Time Flood Inundation Mapping Problem without Breaking the Bank! by John Dorman, CFM, NC Div. Emerg. Mgmt.

Concurrent Session G - Thursday

G2: Ecosystem Services and Natural Infrastructure

G2 - Advancing Ecosystem Service Inclusion in Benefit-Cost Analysis at the Local Level: FEMA Policy Impacts in Southern Wisconsin by Zachary Christin, Earth Economics

G2 - Advancing and Demonstrating the Performance of Green Infrastructure Projects in Washington State by Bob Carey, The Nature Conservancy

G2 - Vermont's NAI Approach: Protecting our Natural Ecosystem Assets for Flood Hazard Protection by Rebecca Pfieffer, CFM, Vermont DEC

G3A: State Floodplain Management Initiatives

G3A - Building Codes & Floodplain Management: Making it Work with Florida's 465 NFIP Communities by Steve Martin, CFM, FL Div of Emerg. Mgmt.

G3A - Line in the Sand: Challenges of Protecting Dunes along Delaware's Coastline by Jennifer Luoma, CFM, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

G3A - No-Rise: Guidance for the Preparation and Review of a No-Rise Certification by John D. Brubaker, PE, CFM, NC Emerg. Mgmt.

G3B: Tools for Effective Floodplain Management

G3B - Maximizing the Risk MAP Toolbox: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Floodprone Communities by Vikram Shrivastava, PE, PMP, D.WRE, CFM, Dewberry

G3B - Show Me the Data! (FEMA's Region 6 Community Assistance Visit CAV Tool) by Roberto Ramirez, CFM, FEMA Region VI

G3B - Flood Risk Coordination with City/County Local Officials using Web Based Tools in Sacramento, California by Chris A. Ferrari PE, CFM, GEI Consultants

G4: Leveraging Federal Mitigation Funding Programs

G4 - If It Walks Like Risk MAP and Quacks Like Risk MAP... by Louie Greenwell, GISP, CFM, T&M Associates

G4 - Disaster Recovery- Managing and Leveraging Multiple Funding Sources by Jordan Williams, CFM, CDM Smith

G4 - USACE Support to Interagency Projects – What Is Funded and Why? by Lisa Bourget, PE, USACE Institute for Water Resources

G5: Levee System Analysis

G5 - Levees and Extreme Water Levels in the Mississippi River, Southern Louisiana by Kenneth D. Hunu, PE, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc

G5 - Living with Levees: Prioritizing State Investments in System-wide Flood Risk Reduction in California by Jessica Ludy, CFM, ARCADIS-US

G5 - Development of Fragility Curves for Complex Levees at Freeport TX: Relationship to UK Methods by Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford

G6: Motivating Mitigation Action

G6 - Arkansas' Statewide Pre-Discovery Initiative Pilot Project by Michael Borengasser, CFM, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

G6 - Mitigation Matchmaking: Connecting the Right People to Champion Resilience by Stacy Wright, AICP, CFM, Atkins

G6 - Reaching Resilience by Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM, Atkins/STARR

G7: Design Considerations in Modeling

G7 - Comparison and Utilization of 1D, 2D, and 3D Hydraulic Models on a Complex Diversion Structure by Brinton Swift, PE, HDR, Inc.

G7 - Building the SouthEast Connector: Designing a Regional Roadway while Mitigating Impacts to a Critical Flood Pool by Mary C. Horvath, PE, CFM, CH2M

G7 - Floodplain Modeling Reality Check! by Sam Crampton, PE, CFM, Dewberry

G8: Considering Other Risks in Mapping

G8 - Mapping the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Future Flood Hazards Across New York State by Brian Batten, PhD, CFM, Dewberry

G8 - Alternate Realities – Comparing Post-flood Public Mitigation Expectations and Evolving Risk Mapping Approaches in Alberta (Canada) and the USA by Peter Onyshko, P.Eng., CFM, Government of Alberta

G8 - When One Hazard Becomes Another: Modeling the Impacts of the Oso Landslide by Josha Crowley, PE, CPESC, D.WRE, CFM, Atkins

Concurrent Session H - Thursday

H2: Stormwater and Water Quality in Urban Watersheds

H2 - Westerly Creek, A Poster Child for Understanding the Benefit of Stormwater Investment by Alan Turner, P.E., CFM, CH2M

H2 - Integrating Storm Water Low-Impact Development Practices in Urban Environments with the Goal of Mitigation and No Adverse Impact by Andrea Ryon, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

H2 - At-School Detention Is for Stormwater Too: Fort Worth's Unique Public Partnership by Steven E. Eubanks, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth, TX

H3: Challenges with FPM Requirements

H3 - State DOTs or the Locals: Who is Responsible for Map Revisions? by Bob Pierson, PMP, CFM, FEMA Region III

H3 - An Unusual Situation: Floodplain Management in Arizona by Maureen C. Towne, CFM, Arizona Department of Water Resources

H3 - How to Deal with the FEMA Appeal Process While Being Used as a Pawn for Outside Gains by Todd Harris, PMP, CFM, Georgia DNR

H4: Prioritizing Mitigation Actions

H4 - Comprehensive Flood Mitigation For Over 16,000 Properties by Lori Rafferty, PE, CFM, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD)

H4 - Comparing Mitigation Strategies in the Snoqualmie Valley: One River Basin, Two Strategies by Richelle Rose, King County, WA

H4 - Collaboration with USACE to Inform Future Flood Mitigation - Oakwood Beach, NY by Jean Huang, PE, CFM, Dewberry

H5: Levee Challenges

H5 - Can You Certify This Levee? Levees on the Border: Working with Multi-jurisdictional Levees by Rigel L. Rucker, PE, CFM, AECOM

H5 - Congaree River Levee Pilot Project – Lessons Learned by Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

H5 - Don't Hold Anything Back: Navigating an Unaccredited Levee through a LAMP Pilot Project by Michael Taylor, PE, CFM, AECOM/MGI

H6: Digital Risk Communications II

H6 - City of Ames, Iowa Flood Mitigation Study Maximizing Public Involvement by Andrew McCoy, PhD, PE, HDR, Inc.

H6 - Utilizing ArcGIS Online for FEMA Meetings, Outreach, & Mitigation Strategies by Annemarie Cason, Kentucky Division of Water

H6 - Maryland's Data Download Tool - Now it's Your Turn by Matt Breen, PE, CFM, Amec Foster Wheeler

H7: Automation and Advancement in Analysis

H7 - Automated Hydrological and Hydraulic (2D and 1D-2D) Model Construction, Model Running, and Flood Map Production by Richard Crowder, PhD, CEng, MICE, CIWEM, CH2M

H7 - Modeling Coastal Flood Risk Using GIS-Based Automated Tool by Al Souid, PhD, CFM, Amec Foster Wheeler

H7 - Advancements in Two-Dimensional Floodplain Modeling with SRH-2D by Scott Hogan, PE, Federal Highway Administration

H8A: Leveraging Partnerships for Mapping

H8A - 3-D NFIP by Paul Rooney, FEMA

H8A - Interagency Partnering for Flood Forecast Inundation Maps by Brian Rast, PE, PMP, CFM, USACE

H8A - An Overview of the USGS National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study by Stephen Aichele, PhD, USGS

H8B: Mapping Program Updates

H8B - CNMS and FOA: A Year in Review by Rick Sacbibit, PE, FEMA

H8B - New Enhancements to FEMA's Flood Map Service Center (MSC) and National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) data access by Dan Horner, CFM, IBM

H8B - What to Expect When You're Expecting a LOMR by Mark Seidelmann, PE, GISP, Stantec

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