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ASFPM 2014 Annual National Conference Plenary and Concurrent Session Presentations

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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

Ceremonial Welcome: Fish Mongers from Pike Place Fish Market

How We Do It in the Northwest, Implications for All

Bob Carey, Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy
Floodplains by Design Partnership in the Puget Sound
Bob Carey Plenary Video

Mark Isaacson, Manager, Water and Land Resources, King County Council, Washington
Multi-Objective Management
Mark Issacson Plenary Video

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

Keynote Luncheon

Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honoré, Sr. Scientist
Lt. Gen Honoré Keynote Video

Josh Sawislak, Senior Advisor to US Secretary Donovan for Housing and Urban Development, Infrastructure Resilience
Visioning for Comprehensive Regional Plans and Long Term Disaster Recovery
Josh Sawislak Keynote Video

Doug Plasencia, PE, CFM, ASFPM Foundation President, Michael Baker International
Holistic Coasts
Doug Plasencia Keynote Video

Plenary Session 2


David L. Miller, Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA
Leveraging Mitigation Programs Beyond the Multitude of Insurance Issues
David Miller Plenary Video

Eugene Henry, AICP, CFM, Hazard Mitigation Manager, Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL
From the Trenches - A Local Story
Eugene Henry Plenary Video

Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director
The Buzz from State and Local Floodplain Managers Around the Nation
Chad Berginnis Plenary Video

Moderator: Ceil Strauss, CFM, ASFPM Vice Chair, State Floodplain Manager, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Q&A for Plenary Session 2

Plenary Session 3


Ellen Gilinsky, PhD, Policy Advisor to Assistant Administrator for Water, US EPA, FIFMTF Representative
How EPA Addresses Flood Risk Given the Administration's Focus on Climate Change and Resiliency
Ellen Gilinsky Plenary Video

Jerad Bales, Associate Director, USGS
USGS Current Initiatives and New Policy Directions
Jerad Bales Plenary Video

Kirk Hanlin, Assisant Cheif, NRCS
NRCS Conservation Programs and their Impact of Flood Risk Management
Kirk Hanlin Plenary Video

Moderator:Chad Berginnis, CFM, ASFPM Executive Director

Plenary Session 4


John Miller, PE, CSM, CFM, Water Resources Engineer, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Lambertville, NJ; Legislative Chair, New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management
What You Don't Know About Natural Disasters But Should
John Miller Plenary Video

Tim Trautman, PE, CFM, Manager, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services, NC; ASFPM Mitigation POD Coordinator
Comprehensive Local Programming
Tim Trautman Plenary Video

Brian Varrella, PE, CFM, Floodplain Administrator and Hogh Park Fire Recovery Specialist, City of Fort Collins, CO; Chair, Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers
Colorado Floods and Wildfires
Brian Varrella Plenary Video

Moderator: Deborah Mills, PE, CFM, Hazard Mitigation Expert, Dewberry Consultants, LLC; ASFPM Flood Mitigation Committee Co-Chair

ASFPM Annual National Awards Luncheon

Awards Ceremony Video

Master of Ceremonies: Dante "Dan" Accurti, ASFPM National Awards Emcee

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A - Tuesday

A1: URS Showcase

A1 - URS Showcase: Achieving Higher Standards to Promote Responsible Floodplain Management: A Local, State, and Federal Perspective

Panelists: Samuel D. Brody, PhD, Texas A&M University; Dennis Dixon, CFM, Pierce County, Washington; John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch; Joseph Ruggeri, PE, CFM, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Kevin Shunk, PE, CFM, City of Austin, Texas; David Stearrett, CFM, Chief, FEMA Floodplain Management Branch

A2: Multi-Objective Projects

A2 - Integrating Flood Hazard, Infrastructure Maintenance, and Fish Habitat Management Objectives at Muddy Creek, Skagit County Washington by Paul Pittman, LEG, Element Solutions; Kara Symonds, Skagit County Public Works

A2 - The Napa River Flood Protection Project – Creating Flood Protection and Restoring Physical and Biological Floodplain Processes by Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

A2 - Circle Creek Ranch: Reducing Highway Flooding and Restoring Floodplains with a Wetlands Mitigation Bank by Vaughn Collins, PE, CFM, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants; Brad Livingston, Oregon Department of Transportation; Melissa Reich, North Coast Land Conservancy

A3: Community Rating System

A3 - Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Community Rating System: A Comparative Analysis by Wesley E. Highfield, PhD, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Samuel D. Brody, PhD, Texas A&M University at Galveston

A3 - Conducting An Analysis of Repetitive Loss Properties under the Community Rating System by Carver Struve, CFM, Michael Baker International

A3 - Regional Implementation of FEMA's Community Rating System by Brian T. Bidolli, AICP, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council; Adam Whelchel, PhD, The Nature Conservancy

A4: Hurricane Sandy and Critical Facility Mitigation

A4 - Keeping Critical Facilities Safe from Flooding: FEMA's Recommendations from Hurricane Sandy by John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch; John Squerciati, PE, CFM, Dewberry

A4 - Ensuring Continuing Operation of New York City Area Airports in the Presence of Coastal and Climate Change Hazards by Steve Eberbach, CFM, Michael Baker International; Nate Kimball, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

A4 - A Hospital Rebuilds After Superstorm Sandy by Matt Reddington, PE, HDR Engineering, Inc.

A5: Coastal LAMP Pilots

A5 - LAMP Complexities in a Coastal Environment by Cheryl Johnson, PE, CFM, PMP, URS Corporation; Mathew Shultz, PE, Dewberry

A5 - Piloting LAMP from Stream to Sea: FEMA's New Analysis and Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levee Systems by Eric Simmons, CFM, FEMA Region IX

A5 - Keeping Everyone Happy – Applying LAMP in Louisiana and Texas by Stephanie Routh, CFM, Dewberry; Vikram Shrivastava, PE, PMP, CFM, Dewberry

A6: Risk MAP E&O

A6 - Making the Depth Grids Dance: Using Augmented Reality (AR) in FEMA Risk MAP Outreach by Kingsley M. Allan, GISP, CFM, University of Illinois/Illinois State Water Survey

A6 - Flood Hazard Study Outreach in the Biggert-Waters Era: Plan – Success versus Failure by Brian Caufield, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

A6 - Free Donuts, Chicken Dinner, Tropical Storms, and other Strategies to Engage the Communities of North Florida in Risk MAP by Bradley Heilwagen, PE, CFM, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

A7: Large Scale Flood Events

A7 - Basin-Wide Approach to Souris River Floodplain Management by Joe Waln, PE, CFM, LEED AP, Barr Engineering Co.; Tom Johnson, PE, CFM, Ackerman-Estvold

A7 - Mapping the HSDRRS: A Collaborative Approach to Flood Risk in the Big Easy by James Keith, PE, CFM, Dewberry; Ed Beadenkopf, PE, URS Corporation

A7 - Massive Flooding in Calgary, Canada – 1D/2D Models, Inundation Mapping and Reality by Peter Onyshko, P.Eng., CFM, Government of Alberta; Bryce Haimila, CFM, Government of Alberta

A8: FEMA Online Access

A8 - FEMA's Map Service Center (MSC) Redesign: Increasing Accessibility for Risk MAP Products by Christina Bassis, IBM; Daniel Horner, CFM, IBM

A8 - New National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) Services by Andrew Ditmore, IBM; Rob Gaines, IBM

A8 - Online LOMC Tool for MT-2 Process by Syed Qayum, CFM, Michael Baker International; Joshua Hunn, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

Concurrent Session B - Tuesday

B1: FEMA Risk Reduction Showcase

B1 - FEMA Risk Reduction Showcase: Community Resiliency through Building Codes and Higher Standards

FEMA HMA Grants and Updates by Kayed Lakhia, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CFM, Deputy Division Director, RRD
FEMA Floodplain Management Updates by David Stearrett, CFM, Chief, Floodplain Management Branch, RRD
FEMA Building Science Updates by John Ingargiola, EI, CBO, CFM, Senior Engineer; Dan Bass, RA, CFM, Architect, Building Science Branch, RRD

B2: Stream Restoration Lessons Learned

B2 - Striking a Balance between Natural Benefits of Floodplains & Commercial Uses of a Managed River-Lessons from the Upper Mississippi River by Sara Strassman, CFM, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

B2 - Wrecking Yard Relocation and Floodplain Restoration: The 10 Year Saga, Will I Do It Again? by Donald H. Gatchalian, PE, CFM, Yakima County; Joel Freudenthal, Yakima County

B2 - Impacts of the Illinois River flood of 2013 on Two of The Nature Conservancy's Floodplain Restoration Projects by K. Douglas Blodgett, The Nature Conservancy in Illinois; Jeffery Walk, The Nature Conservancy in Illinois

B3: Impacts of Flood Insurance Reform

B3 - Evaluating the Impacts of National Flood Policy Reform on Vulnerable Communities by Earthea Nance, PhD, PE, CFM, Texas Southern University

B3 - NFIP Reform – A Local Perspective by Jennifer C. Gerbasi, CFM, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

B3 - NFIP Reform as a Driver for Urban Blight by Todd McLellan, PE, CFM, City of Norman, OK; Chair, Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association

B4: State Mitigation Initiatives

B4 - Introducing a CHAMPion by Josh Human, University of Louisville Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development; Doug Eades, Kentucky Emergency Management Agency

B4 - Elevating the Connecticut Shoreline: The Race to the Top by Emily Pysh, CFM, State of Connecticut

B4 - A Little Less Conversation, A Little More ACTION! by Louie Greenwell, CFM, GISP, T&M Associates; Carey Johnson, Kentucky Division of Water

B5: Benefits and Complications of Dam Removal

B5 - Flood Risk Management on the Elwha: Case Study of the Federal Levee Modification Project by Zachary P. Corum, PE, USACE Seattle District; Travis D. Ball, PE, CFM, USACE Seattle District

B5 - Removing Small Dams to Restore Rivers and Reduce Flood Risk by Eileen Fretz Shader, American Rivers; Amy Singler, American Rivers

B5 - A Design-Build Approach to Dam Removal by Larry Murphy, PE, CDM Smith

B6: Web-Based Risk Communication

B6 - National Flood Library at ASFPM & the ASFPM Flood Photo Viewer by Jason Hochschild, ASFPM; Jeff Stone, GISP, CFM, ASFPM

B6 - The Report a Flood Tool: An Internet Based Tool to Collect and Display Geo-referenced Flooding Photos and Videos by Theresa Pinto AICP, CFM, PMP, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

B6 - A Not-So-Silent Partner: The Role the FEMA Map Information eXchange in Risk Communication by Matthew Reed, CFM, Michael Baker International

B7: Modeling for Sediment and Habitat

B7 - Using 2-D Hydraulic Modeling and Geomorphic Response Scenarios to Design a Habitat Enhancement and Levee Setback Project in a Sediment-rich Environment by Chris Brummer, PhD, PE, CFM, King County; Jeanne Stypula, PE, King County

B7 - Advancing the Integration of Vegetation in Floodplain Modeling and Management to Achieve Multi-Objective Benefits for Flood Risk Reduction by Kevin Coulton, PE, CFM, cbec inc. ecoengineering; Stefan Lorenzato, California Department of Water Resources

B7 - Use of Two Dimensional Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Modeling in Design of Salmonid Rearing Habitat in the Sacramento River Floodplain by Anthony Falzone, CFM, NewFields; Paul Frank, PE, NewFields

B8: Forecasting Risk

B8 - Tsunami Hazard Mapping in Crescent City, California by Nicole Metzger, Michael Baker International; Frank I. González, PhD, University of Washington

B8 - From Regulatory to Flood Forecast Inundation Mapping by Gregory Byard, PE, CFM, Illinois State Water Survey; Kris Lander, PE, CFM, NOAA National Weather Service; Ryan Meekma, GISP, Illinois State Water Survey; Sally McConkey, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Illinois State Water Survey

B8 - Floodplain Mapping: Before, During, and After the Colorado Floods of 2013 by Troy Carmann, PE, CFM, ICON Engineering, Inc.; Thuy Patton, CFM, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Concurrent Session C - Tuesday

C1: FM Approvals Showcase

C1 - FM Approvals Showcase: The National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program

Speakers: Drew Whitehair, CFM, ASFPM; Randy Behm, P.E., CFM, USACE; Kevin Black, FM Approvals

C2: Floodplains By Design

C2 - The Whole is Greater than the Sum of It's Parts: Floodplain Restoration for Flood Risk Reduction, Species Recovery and Communities by Polly Hicks, NOAA Restoration Center Northwest; Jenny Baker, The Nature Conservancy

C2 - Opportunities to Improve Ecological Functions of Floodplains and Reduce Flood Risk along Major Rivers in the Puget Sound Basin by Christopher Konrad, U.S. Geological Survey; Tim Beechie, NOAA Fisheries

C2 - Floodplains by Design: Moving Multiple Benefit Floodplain Management from Concept to Reality by Mark P. Smith, The Nature Conservancy; Bob Carey, The Nature Conservancy

C3: Coastal Floodplain Management

C3 - Going from "Potentially Useful" to "Used": Interagency Collaboration to Enhance Access to Technical Resources for Coastal Floodplain Management by Maria G. Honeycutt, PhD, CFM, NOAA Coastal Services Center; Lauren Leuck, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources; Stephanie Bray, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

C3 - Limit of Moderate Wave Action: Getting Ahead of the Regulatory Curve by David K. Stall, CFM, City of Shoreacres, TX

C3 - Draft Policy on Public Restrooms Below BFE in V Zones by Desiree Companion, CFM, Florida Floodplain Managers Association

C4: Enhanced Mitigation Planning

C4 - Turning Smart Growth into "Smart and Safe" Growth – The "Whole Community" Approach by Deepa Srinivasan, AICP, CFM, Vision Planning and Consulting, LLC; Tess Grubb, FEMA Region III

C4 - Hazard Mitigation Planning for Nebraska Natural Resource Districts - Advanced Plan Model by Alessandra Jerolleman, PhD, CFM, JEO Consulting Group; Jeff Henson, CFM, JEO Consulting Group

C4 - Using Technology to Enhance Mitigation Capability by Alison Miskiman, CFM, Tetra Tech, Inc.; Rob Flaner, CFM, Tetra Tech, Inc.

C5: How You Can Help the USACE and FEMA Meet the Nation's Levee Challenges

C5 - ASFPM FEMA/USACE Levee Discussion From Inspections to Accreditation – What it Means to You by Tammy Conforti, PE, US Army Corps of Engineers; Bill Blanton, Jr., CFM, FEMA; Jim Murphy, PE, CFM, URS Corporation

C6: Mitigation Education and Outreach

C6 - Outreach and Mitigation, a Convenient Partnership in Loss Reduction by Scott Schelling, PMP, Michael Baker International; Carver Struve, CFM, Michael Baker International

C6 - Successfully Engaging Communities in Mitigation Action by Karen Amrhein, CFM, Atkins/STARR; Steve Moddemeyer, CollinsWoerman

C6 - The Public's Role in Interior Drainage: St Bernard Community Education and Outreach by Jerri Daniels, CFM, Dewberry

C7: Updating Map Technology

C7 - Comparing Hydraulic Models and Actual Flooding: When the Differences Matter and Some Methods to Quantify, Communicate, and Make Decisions by Ted Perkins, PE, FEMA Region X; Josha Crowley, PE, CFM, D.WRE, STARR

C7 - The Appropriateness of Using Two-Dimensional Models for Updating FEMA Maps by Benjamin Kaiser, PE, CFM, URS Corporation; Kavitha Pulugundla, EIT, CFM, URS Corporation

C7 - Impact of Hydrologic Method Selection on Regulatory Flood Elevations by Benjamin C. Zoeller, PE, CFM, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

C8: Improving the Mapping Process

C8 - Using Automated Approximate Methods to Effectively Map Zone A Streams by Andy Bonner, PE, CFM, AECOM; Jeff Burm, CFM, AECOM; Joe Chapman, PE, CFM, AECOM

C8 - Making the Billion Dollar Floodway: A Risk MAP Success Story by Tom Mihlbachler, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International; Scott Brookhart, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

C8 - The Other Music City Miracle by Michael Taylor, PE, CFM, AECOM; Stan Harrison, State of Tennessee

Concurrent Session D - Wednesday

D1: Michael Baker Showcase: Building Resilience through Communicating and Mitigating Risk at the Local Level

D1 - Mitigating Flood Risk and the Impacts of Climate Change at the World Trade Center by Steve Eberbach CFM, Michael Baker International

D1 - The Freaknomics Approach to Risk Communication: A Rogue Engineer Explores How to Solve the Human Perception Equation by Allison Westlund, CFM, Michael Baker International

D1 - Rebuilding Boulder: Making a Community Whole Again After a Disaster by Dave Jula PE, CFM, Michael Baker International; Chris Tagert, PE, CFM, Michael Baker International

D2: Ecosystem Services Valuation and Flood Management Policy

D2 - Return on Investment: Analysis of Flood Risk Management Solutions for the Puyallup River Watershed by Nora Wahlund, Earth Economics; David Batker, Earth Economics

D2 - More Bang for Your Floodplain Buck: Making the Case for Conservation in the Connecticut River by Valuing Multiple Benefits by Kris Johnson, PhD, The Nature Conservancy

D2 - Natural Infrastructure in the Colorado River Basin: Keeping Water in the River for the River's Sake by Corinne Cooley, Earth Economics; Zachary Christin, Earth Economics

D3: Regulations

D3 - Floodways: How Adverse Can You Get? by Lynn Lovell, PE, D.WRE, CFM, Halff Associates, Inc.; Bill Brown, PE, City of Arlington, TX

D3 - Why Do Flood Stages Keep Rising – Our Fault or Mother Nature's?! by Siavash Beik, PE, CFM, D.WRE, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC; Peggy Shepherd, PE, CFM, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC

D3 - Higher Floodway Standards are Possible – Washington State Court Case by Dianna Woods, CFM, Yakima County; Tom Young, Washington State Attorney General's Office; Paul McIlrath, Yakima County; David Saunders PE, RA, ACO, Yakima County Building Official

D4: Sea Level Rise Risk Assessments and Planning

D4 - Living on the Edge: Coastal Flood Risk in Vancouver in a Changing Climate by Tamsin Lyle, P.Eng, Ebbwater Consulting; Tamsin Mills, R.PP, City of Vancouver

D4 - Coastal Non-Regulatory Risk MAP Products by Jeff Gangai, CFM, Dewberry; Jerrick Saquibal, PE, CFM, Northwest Florida Water Management District

D4 - Integrating Digital Coast into Hazard Mitigation Planning by Mike J. Robinson, CFM, AECOM; John Rozum, AICP, TBG for NOAA Coastal Services Center

D5: Levee Setbacks

D5 - Gaining Multiple Benefits by Incorporating Setback Levees in Floodplain Restoration Projects by Hans Hunger, PE, CFM, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities Surface Water Management; Randy Brake, CFM, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities Surface Water Management

D5 - Levee Setbacks and Removal in the Yakima Basin, More Room for Floodwaters and Fish by Terry Keenhan, PE, CFM, Yakima County Public Services; Joel Freudenthal, Yakima County Public Services

D5 - Making Room for Floods, Fish and Humans through Levee Setback by Randall Behm, PE, CFM, USACE-Omaha District

D6: Coastal Risk Communication

D6 - Communicating Risk through Enhanced Visualization: A Case Study in Boston, MA by Troy Thielen, CFM, GISP, CDM Smith; Alex Sirotek, CFM, CDM Smith

D6 - FEMA Region III Coastal Hazard Study Final Results and Outreach Lessons Learned by Christine Worley, PE, CFM, URS/RAMPP; Mari Radford, CFM, FEMA Region III

D6 - Challenges and Opportunities associated with Coastal Non-regulatory Products in Region X by Kevin Donnelly, PE, CFM, Stantec; Stacey Roberts, Atkins North America, Inc.

D7: New Models and Modeling Techniques

D7 - StormCaster: A New Tool for Estimating Climate Change Induced Shifts in Storms in the 21st Century by Stephen Bourne, PE, Atkins North America, Inc.

D7 - Using GSSHA, a Two-Dimensional Gridded Distributed Hydrologic Model for Floodplain Management by Jeff House, CFM, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Todd Cochran, PE, CFM, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

D7 - Terrain Processing for Efficient 1D and 2D H&H Modeling by Dean Djokic, PhD, Esri, Inc.; Zichuan Ye, PhD, Esri, Inc.

D8: Leveraging Digital Systems for Floodplain Management

D8 - Beyond the Waterline – Leveraging Flood Risk by John Dorman, CFM, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program; David Key, PE, CFM, ESP Associates

D8 - Model Management Solutions - Digital Data and Model Repository (D2MR) by Joe G. Fernandez, CFM, San Antonio River Authority; John Refolo, CFM, San Antonio River Authority

D8 - What Being Digital Opens Up by Kenneth W. Ashe, PE, CFM, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program; John Dorman, CFM, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program

Concurrent Session E - Wednesday

E1: Dewberry Showcase: What Does Community Resilience Look Like? Moving Beyond the Hypothetical

E1 - Dewberry Showcase: What Does Community Resilience Look Like? Moving Beyond the Hypothetical

Navigating the Roadblocks to Resilience: Stories from the Field by Michael J. Walsh, Dewberry
Factoring Climate Change into the Resilience Equation by Mathew Mampara, PE, CFM, Dewberry
Moving Resilience Forward by Stephanie Routh, CFM, Dewberry
North Carolina's Flood Risk Rating Study: Comparing National Flood Insurance Program Rates to Computed Average Annualized Losses by John Dorman, CFM, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program; Timothy McCormick, PE, CFM, Dewberry

E2: Stormwater Management

E2 - Community Official's Guide to Implementing Green Infrastructure and Enhancing Resiliency by Lynn Mayo, PE, CFM, URS Corporation

E2 - Stormwater Infiltration using Dry Wells as a Low Impact Development (LID) Tool by Connie Nelson, CFM, City of Elk Grove/Willdan Engineering; Barbara Washburn PhD. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

E2 - Managing Risk and Economics: A New Paradigm for Developing Urban Drainage Projects by Steven E. Eubanks, PE, CFM, City of Fort Worth Stormwater; Brenda S. Gasperich, PE, CFM, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc.

E3: Recent Flood Events in Review

E3 - Ice is Thicker than Water by Taunnie L. Boothby, CFM, Alaska Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development

E3 - You Plan for it... then it Happens: A Flood Control District's Reflection on the Colorado 2013 Floods by David Bennetts, PE, CFM, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District; Shea Thomas, PE, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

E3 - Sustainable Disaster Recovery Within a Dynamic Watershed: A Colorado Flooding Case Study by Jeffrey Brislawn, CFM, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure

E4: Local Mitigation Initiatives

E4 - Lessons Learned - Selecting and Recruiting Candidates for Mitigation Grants by Michelle M. Gonzales, CFM, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

E4 - Storm Preparedness & Hazard Mitigation for Post-Sandy Red Hook, Brooklyn NY by Deborah G. Mills, CFM, Dewberry Consultants, LLC

E4 - Wildcat Creek Watershed – Mitigation Through Partnerships by Chad Bunger, AICP, CFM, City of Manhattan, Kansas; Robert K. Ott, PE, City of Manhattan, Kansas

E5: Failure Analysis for Levees and Dams

E5 - Drawing Parallels between the Ongoing Development of UK and US Methods of Flood Risk Analysis and Hazard Mapping by Ben Gouldby, HR Wallingford (UK); Jonathan Simm, HR Wallingford

E5 - Going Beyond LAMP: A Probabilistic Approach to Mapping Flood Risk near Lake Okeechobee, Florida by Guillermo Simón, PE, PMP, CFM, Taylor Engineering, Inc.; Mark Vieira, PE, FEMA Region IV

E5 - Great Value in Low Hazard Dams: Screening Level Risk Assessment for Low Hazard Dams by Laurie Carrette Zook, PE, CFM, HDR Engineering, Inc.

E6: Risk Perception and Human Behavior

E6 - Flood Risk Awareness among Local Officials and the General Public by Vincent Brown, FEMA HQ; Melanie Goodrich, PhD, Booz Allen Hamilton

E6 - Understanding Society's Perception of Risk: The First Step in Understanding Why People Choose Not Buy Flood Insurance by Wayne Isaacs, Cherokee Nation

E6 - Before the Flood: Flood Risk Perception on Lands 'Protected' by 100-year Levees by Jessica Ludy, Arcadis-US

E7: Sea Level Rise & Surge

E7 - Beach and Nearshore Representation within Storm Surge Modeling for the East Coast of Central Florida by Christopher J Bender, PhD, PE, D.CE, Taylor Engineering, Inc.; Guillermo Simon, PE, CFM, Taylor Engineering, Inc.; Ashley Naimaster, Taylor Engineering, Inc.; William Miller, PhD, PE, Taylor Engineering, Inc.

E7 - Efforts Towards an Advisory Sea Level Rise Layer: Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, Florida, Pilot Study by Brian Batten, PhD, RAMPP; Charlene Johnston, RAMPP

E7 - FEMA West Coast Sea Level Rise Pilot Study by Ed Curtis, PE, CFM, FEMA Region IX

E8: Managing Floodplain Health

E8 - Channel Migration Zones: The Intersection between Flood Hazard Reduction and Floodplain Restoration by Nicholas Legg, Washington State Department of Ecology; Patricia Olson, PhD, LHG, Washington State Department of Ecology

E8 - Hopping Brook Flood Study: An Attempt at Flood Mitigation in the USACE's Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area by Nicholas Erickson, PE, AECOM; Yan Zhang, PhD, PE, CFM, AECOM

E8 - Nebraska's Innovative Approach for Responding to Colorado Floodwaters by Shuhai Zheng, PhD, PE, CFM, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Concurrent Session F - Thursday

F1: AECOM Showcase: Coastal Methodologies and Communities

F1 - What's My Risk? An Innovative Tool to Help Communities and their Citizens Understand their Risk, Mitigation Options, and Insurance Impacts by Gray Minton, PE, GISP, AECOM; Andy Bonner, PE, CFM, AECOM; Tonda Shelton, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program

F1 - Advantages for Coastal Communities Participating in FEMA's CRS Program by Vince Geronimo, PE, CFM, AECOM

F1 - Automated Mapping Methodology for Coastal Runup Zones by Kristen MacDougall, CFM, AECOM; Elena Drei-Horgan, PhD, CFM, AECOM

F2: Local Comprehensive Flood Reduction

F2 - City of Sacramento's Flood Risk Reduction Tool: Comprehensive Flood Management Plan by Connie Perkins, PE, CFM, City of Sacramento, California; Jim McDonald, AICP, CFM, City of Sacramento

F2 - The June 2007 Holiday Weekend Storm and Flood Event in the City of Lake Macquarie NSW Australia - Lessons Learnt in the Ensuing Years and Risk Reduction Actions Implemented by Greg D. Jones, Lake Macquarie City Council, New South Wales, Australia

F2 - Bogged Down and Beyond: Providing Flood Reduction to an Urban/Suburban Neighborhood in Shoreline, WA by Brian Landau, PE, LEG, CFM, City of Shoreline, WA

F3: Integrated Floodplain Management

F3 - Floodplain Management Leading Forward by Ivy Frances, CFM, CEM, FEMA Region I

F3 - Managing Risk for People and Salmon: Assessing Current and Future Floodplain Land Use under the NFIP and the ESA by Gino Lucchetti, King County; Brian Murray, King County

F3 - How Can Protecting Salmon through the Endangered Species Act and the NFIP Ultimately Lead to Safer More Disaster Resilient Communities? by John Graves, CFM, FEMA Region X

F4: Mitigation Benefits and Applications

F4 - Impact of Recent FEMA Policy Changes on Mitigation Projects by Sherry Crouch, PE, CFM, CDM Smith; Jordan Williams, CDM Smith

F4 - Don't Worry, Use Mitigation by Johnny Mullens, CFM

F4 - A Master Plan to Fund it All: Maximizing Mitigation Funding Programs on Florida's Space Coast by Del Schwalls, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

F5: LAMP Pilots

F5 - A Tale of Two Cities? Applying FEMA's Levee Analysis & Mapping Procedures in Western Kentucky by Trevor Timberlake, PE, CFM, URS Corporation; John Lewis, PE, Kentucky Division of Water

F5 - Congaree River Levee Pilot Project – Administratively Speaking by Maria Cox Lamm, CFM, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Daryle Fontenot, PE, CFM, AECOM

F5 - City of Corpus Christi's Salt Flats Levee and FEMA's Nueces County LAMP Pilot Project by Curtis Beitel, PE, CFM, ENV SP, HDR Engineering, Inc.

F6: Social Media and Multimedia for Outreach and Education

F6 - Fishing for Compliments: A Taste of (Social) Listening Report for FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program by Jeremias Alvarez, PMP, PwC LLP; Michael Hall, PMP, PwC LLP

F6 - Local Links: Ground Truths for Local Leaders by Jo Ann Howard, H2O Partners, Inc.

F6 - Community Outreach in a Digital Age by Kamer Davis, FloodSmart

F7: Model Comparisons

F7 - Hydraulic Modeling for Dummies by Angela Gilman, PE, Ada County

F7 - Two Days of 1-D, Examining the Challenges and Opportunities of 2-D Modeling by Kathleen Schaefer, PE, CFM, FEMA Region IX

F7 - Comparing Flood Mapping Performances of 1D/2D Hydraulic Models Using DEMs for Representing the Floodplain and Channel Morphology by Fernando Nardi, PhD, University for Foreigners of Perugia (Italy)

F8: New FEMA Standards and Quality Assurance

F8 - Goodbye to the Guidelines and Specifications by Paul Rooney, FEMA

F8 - FEMA Non-Regulatory Products - Quality Assurance/Control Processes & Tools by Onur Celik, CFM, CDM Smith

F8 - The Joys, Trials and Tribulations of Being First by Mark Seidelmann, PE, GISP, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.; Katherine Skalak Goeppner, EI, CFM, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Concurrent Session G - Thursday

G2: Multi-Objective Planning

G2 - Planning for Fish and Floodplains: The Kittitas County Multiple Benefit Method by Christina Wollman, AICP, CFM, Kittitas County Flood Control Zone District; Jeff Johnson, PE, Watershed Science & Engineering, Inc.

G2 - River Corridor Planning: A Comprehensive Approach to Hazard Mitigation and Habitat Restoration by Clint Loper, PE, King County River and Floodplain Management

G2 - Designing Floodplains for Fish, Fowl and Floods -- Effective Integration of Environmental Stewardship Goals into Flood Management Projects by Eric M. Ginney, ESA PWA; Elizabeth (Betty) Andrews, PE, ESA PWA; Katie Jagt, PE

G3: Flood Insurance Affordability

G3 - Community-Based Flood Insurance Impacts on the Flood Hazard Management Cycle by Michael DePue, PE, CFM, Atkins; David I. Maurstad, OST, Inc.; Dave Carlton, PE, CFM, D.WRE, dkcarlton & associates; Stacy F. Wright, AICP, CFM, Atkins

G3 - From PACE to PARB-Connecticut's Innovative and Proactive Property Assessed Resilient Building Financing to Improve NFIP Affordability by Wayne Cobleigh, CPSM, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.; Howard Kunreuther, Wharton Risk Center at UPENN

G3 - NFIP - An Alternative Approach to Mapping Risk by Len Bundra, GISP, CFM, Toms River, New Jersey Municipal Utilities Authority

G4: Floodproofing and Retrofitting

G4 - Requirements and Considerations for Non-Residential Floodproofing by Daniel Bass, RA, CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch; Adrienne Sheldon, PE, CFM, URS Corporation

G4 - How Retrofitting Affects Flood Insurance and Sustainability by Tom Little, CGP, CFM, Smart Vent Products, Inc.

G4 - Floodproof Yourself by French Wetmore, CFM, French & Associates, Ltd.

G5: Estuary Restoration

G5 - "Rolling Rocks Uphill" – The Myth of Restoration in Altered Floodplain Landscapes by Greg Laird, PE, CFM, Otak, Inc.; Bob Aldrich, Snohomish County

G5 - Design of Levee Breaches in Sheltered Water for Marsh Restoration by Rohin Saleh, MSCE, PE, Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District; Matthew Powers, PE, GEI Consultants, Inc.

G5 - Implementing Large-Scale Estuary Restoration from Inside the Fish Bowl: Lessons from the Smith Island Front Line by Cynthia Carlstad, LHG, Carlstad Consulting; Bob Aldrich, Snohomish County

G6: Tools for Decision Making

G6 - Developing a Web-Based National Weather Service Hydrologic Decision Support Service by Paul McKee, NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center; Gregory P. Shelton, NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center; Tracy Clark, NWS Southern Region Headquarters

G6 - The Rhode Island Floodplain Mapping Tool: Know Your Risk is Just a Few Clicks by Jess Stimson, CFM, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

G6 - From Local to Regional; Bridging the Data Gap for Risk Analysis by Brent Slone, PMP, GISP, CFM, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.; Garrett Shields, CFM, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

G7A: Complex H&H Modeling

G7A - Modeling a Complex Hydraulic Environment Using a 1-D Approach Supplemented with Simple 2-D Principles by Manas Borah, PhD, PE, CFM, AECOM; Ed Dickson, PE, CFM, AECOM

G7A - Red River of the North Flood Risk Reduction: Testing the Limits of HEC Tools by April E. Walker, PE, CFM, City Engineer, City of Fargo, North Dakota; Greg Thompson PE, CFM, Houston Engineering, Inc.

G7A - 1D/2D Flood Modeling for Burned Watersheds in Utah by Murari Paudel, PhD, CFM, Aquaveo, LLC; Clark Barlow, PE, CFM, Aquaveo, LLC

G7B: Wave Studies

G7B - Development of Long-Term Water Levels for the Columbia River Estuary and the Washington Coast by Wayne Lasch, PE, Atkins North America, Inc.; William (Bill) Dally, PhD, PE, Atkins North America, Inc.

G7B - Revisiting the 1988 Storm: Implications for Future Coastal Flood Risk in Southern California by Erica Harris, AECOM

G7B - Identifying Coastal Flood Hazards on Lake Superior The Need to Implement Basin Wide Modeling by Lisa Lee, CDM Smith; Brian Caufield, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

G8: Sea Level Rise & Coastal Mapping

G8 - Developing Long-Term Coastal Erosion Hazard Maps by Jeremy Mull, AECOM; Elena Drei-Horgan, PhD, CFM, AECOM

G8 - What's the Flood Frequency? Mapping Coastal Flood Advisory Area and Calculating Their Frequency by Matthew Pendleton, GISP, The Baldwin Group @ NOAA Coastal Services Center

G8 - One Size Does Not Fit All: Regional Differences in Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Mapping by Darryl Hatheway, CFM, AECOM

Concurrent Session H - Thursday

H2: Stream Restoration Case Studies

H2 - Floodplain and Stream Mitigation: Comparing Case Studies from Virginia to the Virgin Islands by Scott C. Blossom, PE, CFM, LEED AP, Stantec

H2 - Floodplain Mitigations and Flood Risk Reduction through Stream Restoration and Advanced Sustainable Techniques by Alex Haptemariam, PE CFM, Stantec; Salman Babar, Stantec

H2 - Interagency Collaboration: Working Together Towards Watershed Restoration in Northern California by Leslie Bryan, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District; Kathleen Schaefer, FEMA Region IX

H3A: Post-Disaster

H3A - Colorado Wildfires and Flash Flood Fallout; Life Safety in the Endless Hazard-Recovery Cycle by Brian Varrella, PE, CFM, City of Fort Collins Stormwater

H3A - Post-Disaster-Re-Building for Resiliency by Cynthia Addonizio-Bianco, CFM, LEED BD+C, Tetra Tech, Inc.; Emily Slotnick, LEED Green Associate, Tetra Tech, Inc.

H3A - New York City Post-Sandy: Regulatory Reform by James P. Colgate, RA, Esq., CFM, New York City Department of Buildings

H3B: State FPM Initiatives

H3B - Alabama Post-Flood Recovery Guidebook: A Multi-Objective Planning Tool for Floodplain Administrators by Corey Garyotis, PE, CFM; ADECA Office of Water Resources, Montgomery, AL; Cindy Popplewell, PE, CFM; AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Nashville, TN

H3B - Oregon's New Base Flood Elevation Determination Service by Jed Roberts, CFM, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

H3B - Strengthening Rural Programs by Leveraging Resources by Traci Sears, Montana DNRC; Briona Shipman, Montana DNRC

H4: Successful Mitigation Project Collaboration

H4 - A Lesson Plan for Flood Mitigation – The Gurnee Grade School vs. the Des Plaines River, The Transformation of a Community Liability into a Community Asset by Michael Warner, PE, CFM, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission; Christine Gaynes, CFM, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission

H4 - Welcome to Main Street Park in Bowers Beach, Delaware: A Multi-agency Flood Mitigation Success Story by David J. Warga, CFM, Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

H4 - Collaboration and Looking Beyond the FIRM: A Case Study in Developing a Facility Flood Mitigation Strategy by Joseph Canas, PE, LEED AP, CFM, Tighe & Bond

H5: Levee Project Planning

H5 - Flood Protection and Salmon Habitat Enhancement in Urban Areas on the Green River, Washington by Lorin Reinelt, PE, PhD, King County River and Floodplain Management; Jennifer Knauer, King County Water and Land Resources

H5 - SWIF to the Rescue – the Connection between USACE Levee Inspections, PL 84-99 Program and System-Wide Issues Affecting Flood Risk Management by Patty Robinson, Tetra Tech, Inc.; Ike Pace, PE, Tetra Tech, Inc.

H5 - Levee Certification by Flood Reduction: Bringing Flood Levels Down instead of Building the Levee Up by Carter M. Hubbard, PE, CFM, Olsson Associates

H6: Floodplain Management Education and Outreach

H6 - Floodplain Manager Bootcamp: Strengthening NFIP Skills by Alicia Silverio, CFM, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

H6 - Explaining Flooding Issues to Local Civic Leaders in a 1-Hour Session with All Materials Included by Landon K. Smith, CBO, CFM, City of Orange Beach; Emily H. Sommer, CCIM, grassroots, inc.

H6 - Get the Word Out: An LID Competition Will Fast-Track Your Community to Sustainability by Karen L. Bishop, San Antonio River Authority; Audra Valamides, PE, CFM, City of Arlington Public Works; Bill Robison, PE, CFM, City of Tulsa, Engineering Services Department; Lisa Hair, PE, US EPA Office of Water, DC

H7: Climate Change Modeling

H7 - Climate Change and Flooding: Integrating Coastal Erosion and Climate Change into the Modeling of Future Coastal and Fluvial Flood Hazards by Robert (Bob) Battalio, PE, ESA PWA; David Revell, ESA PWA

H7 - Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Flooding in Alaska by Shane Parson, PhD, PE, CFM, URS Corporation, Germantown, MD; Kimberley A. Pirri, PE, CFM, URS Corporation, Denver, CO; R. Scott Simmons, CFM, CPM, URS Corporation, Anchorage, AK

H7 - Climate Change and Flooding in the Lower Snohomish Basin: Sea Level Rise, Peak Flows, and Infrastructure by Guillaume S. Mauger, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington; Se Yeun Lee, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW Seattle

H8: State and Cooperative Efforts in Risk Mapping

H8 - Risk MAP in the Tug Fork Watershed: One CTP, Two FEMA Regions, Three States by Kristen Martinenza, PE, CFM, FEMA Region IV; Carey Johnson, Kentucky Division of Water

H8 - Leveraging Local Infrastructure Studies into Floodplain Updates by Dane Bailey, CFM, Kansas Division of Water Resources; Joe File, PE, CFM, AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc.

H8 - Rethinking Risk MAP: A Guide to Maximizing Study Funding by Jason Wilson, PE, CFM, AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc.

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