Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
Online - Webinar
October 12, 2017
11:00am - 12:30pm Central Time
Does the phrase "no-rise" make you sweat? Have you ever planned a project across a floodway and felt the early pains of despair? Are you a professional working in public infrastructure or floodplain management? If these describe you, then this is the webinar for you.
Human infrastructure and natural hazards share the same space in our built environment. Balancing fiscal limitations with social evolution in a natural environment is an impossible task without a full toolkit of options and opportunities. This webinar will help design, construction, data management, and public compliance professionals develop new tools for that toolkit. This event will showcase 11 years of evolution derived from local pavement management practices, vetted with state and federal partners, and applied on the ground as new standard operating procedures in the Colorado Department of Transportation.
We’ll showcase the successes of a partnership between Federal Highway Administration, Colorado Department of Transportation, FEMA Region VIII, and other state partners. The webinar will provide a brief overview of
floodways and no-rise certification requirements, then show a 6-step progression to help professionals understand how efforts can be streamlined to create successful projects that accommodate flood risks with analytical tools and field practices. Our goal is to share these evolving methods, refine them with feedback, and create new ways of managing flood risk across the nation. Join us and help move the needle on best practices in engineering and floodplain management!
Intended Audience: Floodplain management professionals working in the floodway, infrastructure design and pavement management professionals, surveyors, engineers and architects certifying no-rise, and local officials responsible for certification review and approval.
- Identify critical areas of allowable rise floodways
- Streamline processes for certifying no-rise in base flood elevations
- Provide alternative options to FEMA Letters of Map Change
- Leverage technological solutions to regulatory challenges
- Identify multi-agency partnering opportunities
Presenter: Brian Varrella, PE, CFM
Brian Varrella, Region 4 Hydraulics Unit Lead, at the Colorado Department of Transportation balances his career
between private consulting and public service. He currently applies his skills at the DOT to assist with hydraulic design,
emergency management, floodplain compliance, and resiliency planning. Brian supports a Federal Highway Administration partnership initiative, “Every Day Counts” to apply innovative solutions to every day challenges.
He is passionate about helping to bridge the gap between
human infrastructure and floodplain management through
education, knowledge transfer, and cross-professional
Brian has worked with or for 16 DOTs across the U.S. and
enjoys the variety, knowledge, and creativity encountered
while collaborating with floodplain and infrastructure
professionals. His free time is spent outside making sure the world we all work and live in is vibrant, accessible, and safe. Brian is the current ASFPM Vice Chair, and feels fortunate to be part of ASFPM’s mission promoting policies and activities to reduce human suffering from flooding.
Registrants will receive access to a recording of the
webinar, slides, and links to various free resources.
1 CEC for CFMs who participate in the entire webinar under their own name and email address. Group participation is not permitted.
$40* ASFPM Member Rate
$55* ASFPM Chapter/Agency/Corporate Partner Rate (members/staff- for individual registration)
$70 Non-Member Rate
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