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Monday - May 1, 2017

8:00 - 5:00





TRAINING WORKSHOP * Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304) - Mar: Truman A-B
Fee: FREE, pre-registration is required (course expenses coverd by NDPTC), 6.5 CECs
Instructors: Allison Hardin, CFM; Kevin T. Sur, NDPTC

This course enhances the participants' abilities to build up an organization's communication strategy for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The course will provide participants with knowledge and skills of social media and its uses, current tools, methods and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication. Through the use of social media tools participants will learn and master skills to disseminate information and monitor, track, measure and analyze social media traffic. WHAT TO BRING: Participants will be required to bring their own WiFi capable laptop computers/device that can access non-secured Internet sites. Participants will need to have web access to their email accounts in order to register for social media tools. (If participants have previously signed up for Twitter or Facebook, they must be able to log in during the class.)

8:00 - Noon





$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Floodproofing: Not as Cut & Dry as You Think - L3: 3501-B
Fee: $45, 3.5 CECs
Instructors: Daniel Bass, R.A., CFM, FEMA Building Science Branch; Adam Reeder, PE, CFM, CDM Smith

This workshop will provide guidance on floodproofing non-residential buildings in riverine areas, and in coastal areas not subject to wave action. It focuses primarily on dry floodproofing, but provides an overview of other retrofit methods that can be used in conjunction with or independent of dry floodproofing.  The other retrofit methods include wet floodproofing, floodwalls, protection of utilities and emergency floodproofing measures. This is a companion course to FEMA P-936 Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures. Following this workshop attendees will be able to discuss and recommend flood mitigation to their clients for more resilient buildings and address climate change.

8:00 - Noon




* TRAINING WORKSHOP State Floodplain Manager 1 on 1: Participation in the CAP-SSSE (INVITE ONLY) - L3: 3501-E
Fee: FREE, pre-registration is required (course expenses covered by FEMA), 3.5 CECs
Instructor: Al Goodman, CFM, AWG Consulting

State Floodplain Manager 1 on 1, Module 6: Participation in the CAP-SSSE. This workshop is designed for state level floodplain managers and HMA staff. INVITE ONLY: State Floodplain Managers, State Hazard Mitigation Officers and staff, FEMA staff only.

8:00 - 9:00

Floodplain Management General Policy Issues Overview and Legislative Update - L2: 2502-A

9:00 – 9:30

Break - Lobby

9:30 - Noon

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: International Issues - L3: 3501-C

 9:30 - Noon

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Floodplain Regulations - L3: 3501-D

9:30 – Noon

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Mapping & Engineering Standards - L2: 2502-A

9:30 – Noon

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Mitigation - L2: 2502-B

9:30 – Noon

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Professional Development - L2: 2503-A 

 9:30 - Noon

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Training & Outreach - L2: 2503 - B

10:00 - 10:15

First Timer's Orientation- Near Registration Desk

10:00 - Noon




$ TRAINING WORKSHOP * FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis & Climate Change: Current Guidance - L3: 3501-A
Fee: $45, 2 CECs
Instructors: John Squerciati, PE, CFM, Dewberry

In response to FEMA policy statement, 2011-OPPA-01, “FEMA Climate Change Adaptation Policy,” FEMA has been developing tools and techniques to incorporate climate change and sea level rise into benefit-cost analysis (BCA) for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs. This interactive workshop provides an understanding of FEMA BCA tools and techniques to incorporate climate change that can help increase the likelihood of documenting project cost-effectiveness for FEMA mitigation grants.

Noon - 1:00


Lunch on your own

Onsite Consessions available

1:00 - 3:00




* Risk MAP: Through the Eyes of the Community - L3: 3501-E
Fee: $45, 2 CECs
Instructors: Brock Remus, CFM; Marshall Rivers, CFM, Atkins North America; Brian Killen, CFM, Stantec

This workshop will go through the entire Risk MAP process and show all the points along the process where communities are given opportunity to add input and potentially influence the final product. We will use real-life examples and case studies to demonstrate how information is distributed to communities, and ultimately community responses to these outreach occurrences. This training will equip all participants in the knowledge of how communities and individuals can understand the mapping timeline and utilize input points afforded by FEMA to receive best mapping product possible.

1:00 - 5:00





$ TECHNICAL FIELD TOUR Turkey Creek Bi-state Partnership - Bus
Fee: $45

The Turkey Creek bi-state project partnership tour will cover the unique history and special congressional authorization allowing construction in advance of the Project Cooperation Agreement with the Corps of Engineers. We'll see stormwater infrastructure improvements with flood risk mitigation, bi-state floodplain development and management challenges, and tour project features. Located along I-35 and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City in a highly traveled business corridor, the project includes 1919 diversion tunnel, two railroad relocations that included bridge replacement/modification/raise and new monitoring stations, levee with environmental enhancements, Boulevard Drive-in flood mitigation features, walled channel section, Mill Street bridge replacement, channel improvements, and new stormwater interceptors. Tour will include a bus and walking tour of the sites.

 1:00 - 5:00





Flow Simulation Using 2D Steady Model in HEC-RAS 5.03 - L3: 3501-B
Fee: $45, 3.5 CECs
Instructor: Prof. Jennifer Duan, PE, University of Arizona

This intensive workshop aims to prepare engineers, water resource professionals, and policy makers to use the newly added two-dimensional (2D) unsteady flow simulation tool in HEC-RAS 5.03 model. Participants will get hands-on tutoring on how to use the 2D module in HEC-RAS 5.03, practice on how to add 2D flow to an existing 1D HEC-RAS model, and develop graphic displays or animation of the simulation results. The workshop is divided into two 75-min. sessions and one 60-min. section. WHAT TO BRING: Attendees should bring their own laptop computers with a USB port and ability to install and run software.

1:00 - 5:00




$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Succeeding in the NFIP - L3: 3501-A
Fee $45, 3.5 CECs
Instructor: Wendy Lathop, PLS, CFM, Cadastral Consulting, LLC

How do elevations and regulations interact in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)? Relationship guides our work, whether for insurance rating, design purposes, or applications to update flood mapping. This practical session examines the Elevation Certificate in light of the NFIP regulations related to the various purposes of that form and reviews some of the technical guidance available to better fulfill those purposes. We will also examine Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill to assure applications will be successful.

1:00 – 3:30

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Arid Regions Issues - L3: 3501-C

1:00 – 3:30

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Coastal Issues - L3: 3501-D

1:00 – 3:30

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Stormwater Management, No Adverse Impact, and Natural & Beneficial Functions - L2: 2502-B

 1:00 - 3:00

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Higher Education - L2: 2503-A

1:00 – 3:30

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Flood Insurance - L2: 2502-A

1:00 – 3:30

National Policy Issues Discussion Session: Nonstructural Floodproofing - L2: 2503-B

3:30 - 4:00


3:30 - 5:00

Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Conversation - L3: 3501-G

4:00 – 5:00

ASFPM Membership Meeting - L2: 2502-A

4:00 – 7:00




Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) Exam - L2: 2504-A

ASFPM will conduct the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam on Monday and Friday during this conference. Information and the application are online. Go to www.floods.org and drop down the Certification menu for more information about the program. Persons interested in taking this examination must complete the application, pay the fee, and be pre-approved by ASFPM by April 14 in order to qualify. Questions about the CFM Program should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you reside in one of the six nationally accredited states – Arkansas, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas – you must contact them directly to apply for and arrange to take the exam.
5:00 – 7:00

Exhibits Grand Opening & Silent Auction for ASFPM Foundation Commences - Exhibit Hall

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