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Tuesday - May 2, 2017

7:00 - 7:00

Exhibit Hall Open - Exhibit Hall

7:00 – 8:30

Early Morning Coffee Break - Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 10:00

Plenary Session 1 - Ballroom

Welcome Address


  1. Evolution of Innovative Stormwater Management: Lee Kellenberger, Water Resources Manager, Johnson County Dept. of Public Works & Infrastructure, Overland Park, KS
  2. Programs, Projects & Training to Reduce Flood Losses: Randy Behm, US Army Corps of Engineers, National Nonstructural FloodProofing Committee
  3. Midwest Mitigation Practices in the Face of Great Floods: Paul Osman, Manager, NFIP & Floodplain Management, Office of Water Resources, Illinois DNR

Moderator: Ceil Strauss, CFM, ASFPM Chair, Minnesota DNR

10:00 - 10:15

First Timer's Orientation -Near Registration Desk

10:00 – 10:30

Break, Exhibits Viewing, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

10:30 – Noon



Concurrent Session - A

A1: Assessments to Evaluate & Prioritize Mitigation Options - L2:2502-A

  • Implementing a Proactive Land Acquisition Framework for Flood Risk Reduction.
  • Owen County, IN Transportation Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Nonstructural Assessment in the Little Apple.

A2: The Changing Face of Floodplain Management Policy - L2: 2502-B

  • Climate Change Policy Update: Overview of Federal Agency Responses to Executive Order 13690 & the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.
  • Levees & NFIP Reauthorization: Some Hot Topics & What to Watch.
  • The Climate Science Approach in Floodplain Management.

A3: Modeling a Wave of Coastal Conditions - L2: 2503-A

  • Lake Michigan ADCIRC+SWAN Modeling for Flood Risk Analysis.
  • Gowanus Canal & Newtown Creek Storm Surge Barrier.
  • Wave Runup: Does it Really Determine Floodplains? Corrections to Common Errors in Modeling & Mapping of Wave Runup & Overtopping.

A4: Nature-based Flood Reduction & Ecosystem Services - L2: 2503-B

  • Naturally Resilient Communities: Using Nature & Nature-based Solutions to Address Flooding.
  • Ecosystem Service Valuation Tools for Floodplains: A Cache River Wetlands Case Study.
  • From Headwaters to Downtown: Informing Floodplain Restoration Priorities with Spatial Analytics & Ecosystem Service Valuation.

A5: The Case for Quality Data - L3: 3501-A

  • Quantifying the Impact of 20-Year Flood Frequency on Land Cover Change Type.
  • Extreme Precipitation Analysis vs. Archived Storms in a Digital Age.
  • An Innovative Approach for Determining Storm Event Rainfall Probabilities: Case Study Hurricanes Matthew & Joaquin.

A6: Communication About Residual Risk for Dams & Levees - L3: 3501-B

  • The Art of Information Sharing.
  • In the Shadow of the Levee: Communicating Residual Risk.
  • Communicating Levee-related Flood Risk with the Risk MAP Playbook.

A7: Tools for Risk Communication - L3: 3501-C

  • * Engaging Millennials in Flood Risk: Lessons Learned from the New North Carolina Flood Website for Multi-Audience Outreach.
  • The Listening Dashboard: EPA Drives Flood Resilience with Data Analytics.
  • Communicating Relevant, Actionable, Flood Protective Actions to the Public.

A8: AECOM Showcase - L3: 3501-D

AECOM invites you to join us as we explore new ways to communicate the value of the National Flood Mapping Program in the years to come. Credible, modern, nationwide flood mapping date is a driver for economic growth, security and protection of our nation's most-critical assets.

 * Sessions Targeted for State Floodplain Managers & Hazard Mitigation Officers

Noon – 1:30

Keynote Luncheon - Ballroom

Fee: Included with FULL Registration ($45 a la carte)

Keynote Luncheon

IMPLEMENTING CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE GROUND: David Reidmiller, Director, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Prog., Washington, DC
Doug Plascencia, P.E., CFM, ASFPM Foundation President, Michael Baker International

Moderator: Ceil Strauss, CFM, ASFPM Chair, Minnesota DNR

1:15 - 6:30

$ TECHNICAL FIELD TOUR Brush Creek Deluge of 1977 - Bus
Fee: $45

The Brush Creek tour will show bi-state efforts within the watershed to mitigate flood risk and restore/mitigation stream change/erosion within an urbanized footprint. This bus tour begins with the Country Club Plaza, working its way west to the Rock Creek Tributary, then along Brush Creek to the Town Fork Creek Tributary. We'll visit the confluence of the Brush Creek and the Blue River showing the interdependency of mitigation efforts. This tour is primarily a bus tour with four stops for onsite discussions and information.

1:45 - 4:30

$ GUEST TOUR Boulevard Brewery - Bus
Fee: $50

Join us for an exclusive one-hour tour of the Boulevard Brewery production facility. Tour begins in the education center to explore the brewery's history. Then take a guided tour through the facility, including a stop in the 300-barrel brew house and viewing some of the brewing equipment that produces enough beer to be the 17th largest craft brewery by sales in 2014. Great views abound of the bottling and canning lines as well as a peak into multiple cellars. Tours include a Founders logo souvenir pint glass and two full pours.

2:30 - 5:00

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Get CRS Credit for Preserving Natural & Beneficial Functions! CRS Activity 420 - L3: 3501-G
Fee: $45, 2 CECs for CFMs
Instructors: Rebecca Love, The Baldwin Group; Lora Eddy, The Nature Conservancy; Lori Cary-Kothera, NOAA Office for Coastal Mgmt.; Jeff Stone, GISP, CFM, ASFPM

This workshop is focused on the benefits of natural areas and how preserving them can help communities lower their flood insurance premiums through the Community Rating System and increase their resilience. The ASFPM, the Coastal States Organization, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to help communities identify, map, and preserve open space with three decision support tools: 1) TNC’s Community Rating System Explorer, 2) ASFPM and CSO’s Green Guide, and 3) NOAA’s Open Space Preservation How-to. WHAT TO BRING: This workshop requires registrants bring a laptop computer with ability to access the Internet. Mobile devices are not compatible with the requirements to participate in this workshop.

2:30 - 5:00

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Presenter Training for the WARD's Stormwater Floodplain 3D Model: A Hands-on Workshop for Education & Outreach - L2: 2504-A
Fee: $45, 2 CECs for CFMs
Instructor: Mark Walton, CFM, Michigan Stormwater Floodplain Association

This workshop will provide training on how to effectively us the WARD’S Stormwater Floodplain 3D Simulation Model for education and outreach in your community. The 3D model is not a computer model. It's a “get your hands wet interactive table top watershed in a box.” All that is needed to run the 3D model is your imagination and a bucket of water. Attendees will learn how to engage audiences with interactive “hands-on” activities with the 3D model. These activities will illustrate the importance of floodplains and raise awareness of the benefits of properly managed floodplains while promoting the profession of floodplain management. The 3D model is easy to use, very “hands-on,” and offers a real opportunity to educate children and adults about the dangers and impacts of unplanned development and human activity in the floodplain.

2:30 - 5:00

$ TRAINING WORKSHOP Ethics for Floodplain Managers - L3: 3501-H
Fee: $45, 2 CECs for CFMs
Instructors: Louie Greenwell, GISP, CFM; Jessica Baker, PE, PMP, CFM, ASFPM Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs

Many professions have mandatory ethics training requirements for their licensed professionals. In an effort to offer ethics training for floodplain managers, ASFPM’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) has designed this workshop to promote ethical behaviors and enhance our profession. The workshop will review ethical issues often encountered in the floodplain management profession and will be applicable to engineers, floodplain managers, surveyors and others involved in the floodplain management profession. The course will explain and review the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Code of Ethics and the fundamental principles and canons of engineering ethics.

 1:45 – 3:15



Concurrent Session B

B1: Floodproofing - L2: 2502-A

  • Development & Implementation of Dry Flood Proofing Stored at the Point of Use.
  • An “Opening” Argument: The Controversy Over Floodshields & the Protection of Glass Storefronts & Curtain Walls.
  • Preparing a More Resilient NYC: Flood Emergency Plans.

B2: Overcoming Resource Challenges for Floodplain Management Administration - L2: 2502-B

  • * Resources for Rural Communities (Building a Framework for Successful Floodplain Management).
  • Reducing Barriers to CRS Entry - Introducing the Oklahoma CRS Toolkit.
  • * The Importance of a Unified State Floodplain Program: Working Together to Build More Robust Local Floodplain Management Programs Throughout Montana.

B3: Changing Climate & Rainfall: A Modeling Perspective - L2: 2503-A

  • * Climate-Modified Hydrology Tests in Colorado: What if the Next Flood Is Worse?.
  • Flood Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Using Predicted Rainfall: 2016 Missouri Flood Event Case Study.
  • An Alternative Temporal Rainfall Distribution for Hydrologic Analysis & Design.

B4: Response to Recent Flood Disasters - L2: 2503-B

  • * Success, Challenges & Lessons Learned from Louisiana & Texas Flooding.
  • 2015 South Carolina Flood Impacts on Dams.
  • A Tale of Two Floods.

B5: Tranforming the Flood Mapping Program - L3: 3501-A

  • Innovative Initiatives in FEMA’s Flood Mapping Program: Planning for the Future.
  • FEMA’s Flood Mapping Program: Enhancements Due to NFIP Reform & TMAC Recommendations.
  • New Tools for Obtaining Community Input into the Flood Hazard Identification Process.

B6: View from the Dry Side: Addressing Levee Deficiencies - L3: 3501-B

  • In a Levee Midlife Crisis? A SWIF Success Story: Salt Creek Levees.
  • Who’s the Boss? Special District Woes, Land Use Goals, & Leveed Land in Oregon.
  • Lower St. Francis Levee System 11 & 12 Study: An “Outside the Box” Approach to Unlocking Large Systems.

B7: Michael Baker International Showcase - L3: 3501-C

  • The Future of Floodplain Management & Mitigation: A State & Local Perspective

B8: Local Stormwater Project Successes - L3: 2501-D

  • Designing & Managing Complex Urban Streamway Projects with Multiple Objectives.
  • Zone AO Challenges in Oklahoma’s Prairie Heartland.
  • Watershed-scale Stormwater Improvements with Innovative Funding.

 * Sessions Targeted for State Floodplain Managers & Hazard Mitigation Officers

3:15 – 3:45

Break, Exhibits Viewing, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

3:45 – 5:15


Concurrent Session C

C1: Local Mitigation Success Stories - L2: 2502-A

  • Creating Successful Partnerships: City of Austin – Lower Onion Creek Flood Mitigation Buyout Project.
  • Kingfisher, OK: Small Town Makes it Big through Collaboration.
  • Locking Down the Right Flood Mitigation Plan.

C2: Changing Attitudes About Higher Standards - L2: 2502-B

  • Engaging Private Enterprise to Promote Flood Safety.
  • The Dollars & “Sense” of Flood Resiliency.
  • Above and Beyond - 200-year Flood Protection for Sacramento's Future

C3: Advancements in Hydrologic Data & Methods - L2: 2503-A

  • Forging the Middle Ground Between Regression Equations & Detailed Basin Hydrologic Modeling.
  • Estimating Peak Flows for Ungaged Streams Using Trail Camera Images.
  • Delivering High-quality, Integrated Topographic Data for Flood Modeling.

C4: The Role of Wetlands in Watershed Management - L2: 2503-B

  • What Floodplain Managers Need to Know About Wetland Condition: NWCA 2011 Finds Relationship Between Hydrological Stress & Wetland Health.
  • * Assessing Multiple Functions of Missouri’s Bottomlands: Laying the Groundwork For Wetland Conservation.
  • * The Iowa Watershed Approach.

C5: Improving the Customer Experience with Mapping - L3: 3501-A

  • Keeping Customer-centric Aspirations in Technical Processing.
  • * The Flood Risk Snapshot: Using Flood Risk Datasets to Personalize Flood Risk.
  • * Flood Risk Information for the Masses: Estimated Base Flood Elevation Viewer.

C6: FEMA Showcase - L3: 3501-B

  • FEMA HMA Grants & Updates.
  • FEMA Floodplain Management Updates.
  • FEMA Building Science Update.

C7: Training & Messaging - L3: 3501-C

  • Supporting Communities, States & Federal Partners – Being a Trusted Advisor to All Levels of Government.
  • * A Chapter's Role in Communicating Risk & Training Our Floodplain Managers.
  • What Did You Say? How to Effectively Convey Technical Concepts to a Non-technical Audience.

C8: Improving Green Infrastructure Functionality & Acceptance - L3: 3501-D

  • Rain to Recreation, A Promise Fulfilled: Regional Watershed Approach to Manage Stormwater.
  • Building Resilient Communities with Green Infrastructure One Code at a Time.
  • How to Live with Water: A Collaborative Model for Improved Water Management from New Orleans.

* Sessions Targeted for State Floodplain Managers & Hazard Mitigation Officers

5:15 – 7:15

Exhibits Networking Social, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

 7:15 -

Open Evening - Enjoy Your Night in Kansas City!

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