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Wednesday - May 3, 2017

6:45 – 8:30

Early Morning Coffee Break - Exhibit Hall

7:00 - 3:30

Exhibit Hall Open- Exhibit Hall

 7:00 – 8:15






















Early Bird Sessions – Hot Issues Discussions

Challenges of Agricultural Structures in the Floodplain: Regulations, Insurance and More - L2: 2502-A
Moderator: Bruce A. Bender, CFM, Flood Insurance Committee
Farmers and agribusinesses face unique challenges when it comes to building, maintaining and insuring agricultural structures in the floodplain. A panel of state floodplain officials and FEMA will share their experiences before opening it up for ideas and solutions.  
The Documentation of Pre-FIRM Buildings in the Floodplain - L2: 2502-B
Moderator: Roderick Scott, CFM, Flood Mitigation Specialist
How many pre-FIRM buildings are there in the floodplain? As the NFIP continues to remove the subsidized rates on flood policies, the resale values of these buildings are being negatively impacted. The ASFPM non-structural committee has been asked to move forward with the ASFPM executive team to produce a policy paper on the need to develop an inventory of the pre-FIRM buildings in floodplain areas. Come join us in a discussion to share ideas about how we create this important inventory.  
Post-flood Mitigation Activities - L2: 2503-A
Moderator: George Riedel, CFM, Nonstructural/Floodproofing Committee
If you are interested in post-flood mitigation activities that will assist a community recovering from a flood disaster, this session is for you. The session will discuss what steps a community should take to mitigate its exposure to damage from the next flood, how communities in Oklahoma assist each other after a disaster, and what technical assistance the Corps of Engineers can provide to communities after the disaster. Come and join this session to learn new ideas that will help your community after a flood disaster.
Urban Flooding: The Hidden and Growing 21st Century Hazard - L2: 2503-B
Moderators: Gerald Galloway, PE, PhD, University of Maryland; Jeff Sickles, PE, CFM, Stormwater Mgmt. Committee
Heavy rainfall events, aging and undersized infrastructure, and development in flood prone areas are dramatically increasing flood losses in urban communities across the country. Urban flooding is significantly impacting the most vulnerable populations. Discuss your experiences with the threat, mitigation measures, and share how to focus greater attention on this neglected challenge.
Communicating the Value of Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains - L3: 3501-A
Moderator: Rebecca Pfeiffer, CFM, Natural and Beneficial Functions Committee
The use of natural and nature-based approaches in floodplains has increased in recent years, but the value of these approaches need to be effectively communicated to communities and decision makers. This interactive session will be an opportunity to discuss communication approaches that have worked, and additional tools needed to effectively promote natural and nature-based approaches.
2-D Hydraulic Modeling Issues - L3: 3501-B
Moderator: David Knipe, PE, CFM, Mapping & Engineering Standards Committee
The mapping and engineering standards committee is hosting an early bird session on issues with respect to 2-D hydraulic modeling. With the release of HEC-RAS 5.0 and initial guidance from FEMA on incorporating 2-D modeling results into a Flood Insurance Study, there has been more interest in this topic than ever. This session will feature a discussion of critical issues with respect to 2-D modeling, with emphasis on future efforts the committee can take to advance the discussion further.

7:00 – 10:00

Running of the Chapters - ASFPM  4th Annual 5k Fun Run & Walk

Bus leaves from the Marriott Hotel promptly at 6:15 am; race begins at 7 am.

8:30 – 10:00






Plenary Session 2 - Ballroom


  1. David Guignet, PE, State NFIP Coordinator & Chief of Regulatory Services Division, Wetlands & Waterways Program, Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore, MD
  2. Dave Canaan, Water & Land Resources Director, Mecklenburg County Water & Land Resources, Charlotte, NC
  3. Todd Davison, Program Director, Office for Coastal Management, NOAA
  4. Nicholas Shufro, Assistant Administrator, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administation, FEMA/DHS

Moderator: Larry Larson, PE, CFM, ASFPM Sr. Policy Advisor, Director Emeritus

10:00 – 10:30

Break, Exhibits Viewing, Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

10:00 - 3:30

Blood Drive - Exhibit Hall Lobby

Greg Main Memorial Blood Drive, Hosted by KAFM & MfSMA. Sign up to donate at the Local Host Team Booth.

10:30 – Noon

* States Roundtable Discussion - Ballroom

Special Session for State Floodplain Managers and Hazard Mitigation Officers - Invitation Only

 10:30 - Noon














Concurrent Session D

D1: Mitigation & Resilience Planning - L2: 2502-A

  • Improving Community Resilience Through Integrated Risk Modeling & Community Planning.
  • Drought, Fire, & Flood: Connecting the Hazards & Planning for the Triple Threat.
  • Implementing Socio-Ecological Resilience into Floodplain Planning, Design, & Capital Projects.

D2: International Floodplain Management Policy - L2: 2502-B

  • The Economic Argument for Amphibious Retrofit Construction.
  • The EU Floods Directive: What We Can Learn from the European Experience.
  • A Review of Risk-based Approaches in the US & Abroad, & Their Lessons for the NFIP.

D3: Advancements in 2D Modeling - L2: 2503-A

  • Hyper-resolution Flood Assessments in Urban Areas Using 2D GPU Modeling.
  • From Nuisance Flooding To Major Disasters: Analyzing Urban Low Impact Development Techniques with a 2D Flood Routing Model.
  • Creative Applications for 2D Rapid Inundation Modeling.

D4: Preparing Local Governments for Disaster Workloads - L2: 2503-B

  • Preparing Your Floodplain Administration & Building Department for a Disaster.
  • Disaster Preparedness for Local Code Officials.
  • Floodplain Management Post-disaster: How to Handle Activity Demands from Residents, State, & FEMA.

* Sessions Targeted for State Floodplain Managers & Hazard Mitigation Officers

Noon - 1:30


Lunch on Your Own

Concessions will be available for your convenience.

12:20 - 1:30


States Networking Lunch with CRS - Ballroom

NFIP State Coordinators, CRS State Coordinators, CRS User Group Leaders, Community CRS Coordinators and Floodplain Managers are invited to gather with FEMA, ISO and the CRS Consultant team for a networking (bring your own lunch) discussion.

1:30 – 3:30


ASFPM Chapter Meeting - L3: 3501-G

Chapters are encouraged to sponsor one chapter board member's attendance at the 2017 conference as their representative at this year's ASFPM Chapter Meeting. All chapter board members and committee chairs are invited to attend.

1:30 – 3:00































Concurrent Session E

E1: Leveraging Funding for Mitigation Projects - L2: 2502-A

  • * Financing Resilience in Connecticut: Current Programs, National Models, & New Opportunities.
  • Solutions for Capturing Cost Share by Leveraging Multiple Funding Sources to Maximize Recovery Options.
  • Developing Coordinated Funding to Reduce Local Flood Risk.

E2A: Flood Insurance in Practice & Theory - L2: 2502-B

  • National Flood Insurance Program Changes & Pricing.
  • Update from FEMA's Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate.
  • Is it In or Out? Rethinking the Mandatory Purchase Requirement.

E2B: Local CRS Implementation Across the Country - L2: 2503-A

  • Marriage of Dallas, TX CTP & CRS: A Blissful Union.
  • Fort Collins, CO: Be Flood Ready – A CRS Program for Public Information.
  • The NFIP’s Community Rating System: Bridging Adaptation Gaps in Coastal Communities.

E3: 2D Modeling & Mitigation - L2:2503-B

  • Elkhorn River Long-term Bank Stabilization Project.
  • SMART Flood Risk Planning Using HEC-RAS 2D.
  • Urban Floodplain Modeling with HEC-RAS Combined 1D/2D Fargo, ND.

E5: Coastal Impacts of Climate Change - L3: 3501-A

  • Storm Induced Coastal Erosion for Flood Insurance Studies & The Missing Link to Forecasting Coastal Flood Damage Impacts: Erosion, Runup, & Overtopping.
  • Accounting for Long-Term Erosion & Sea Level Rise in New England: A TMAC Recommendation.
  • Looking to the Future - San Francisco Bay Area Increased Flooding Scenarios.

E6: Chaging Risk Analysis Methods in a Changing World - L3: 3501-B

  • Using Risk Analysis to Inform Levee Investment Priorities in the California & Dutch Deltas.
  • Climate Change & its Effect on the Resiliency of Our Dams & Levees.
  • Application of Risk Informed Decision Making & Potential Failure Mode Analysis to Improve Resiliency of Critical Floodplain Infrastructure.

E7: What's New at FEMA for Outreach - L3: 3501-C

  • Enhancing the National Flood Insurance Program: Lessons Learned from FEMA’s Customer Experience Initiative.
  • Customer-centric Approaches for Communicating Map Changes.
  • The Future of FEMA’s Coastal Flood Information.

E8: Green Infrastructure to Reduce Flood Damage - L3: 3501-D

  • China's Sponge Cities Initiative, Lessons Learned from the US.
  • Would You Like to Understand the Flood Control & Resiliency Benefits of Green Infrastructure?.
  • Changing the Paradigm: Stormwater Management for the Greater New Orleans, LA Area.

E9: States Day: Mitigation - L2: 2504-A

  • * Development & Feasibility of a State Led Flood Audit Program.
  • * Community Resilience & Historic Resource Preservation: Preserving Quality of Life in Connecticut.
  • * Silver Jackets - Teaming to Mitigate & Manage State Flood Hazard Priorities.

* Sessions Targeted for State Floodplain Managers & Hazard Mitigation Officers

3:00 – 3:30

Break, Final Exhibits Viewing, FINAL Silent Auction Bids at 3:30pm! - Exhibit Hall

3:30 – 5:00






























Concurrent Session F

F1: Encouraging Mitigation Action - L2 2502-A

  • Flood Economics: How Flood Mitigation Investment Returns Positive Benefits.
  • * Mitigation Actions Through Communication.
  • Engaging Communities to Reduce Risk: Who, When, How, & Other Lessons Learned.

F2: CRS: What's New & Local Program Administration - L2: 2502-B

  • The CRS Program – Looking at Current Changes & Considering Measures of Effectiveness.
  • Community Rating System Cycle Visits Since 2013: Nuances, Triumphs, & Tribulations.
  • Coordinating CRS Success on a County Scale.

F3: Beyond Flood Modeling: Assessing Other Hazards & Components - L2: 2503-A

  • Mud & Debris Flow Study in Aspen, CO.
  • Simulating Surface Runoff & Sediment Transport Using CHRE2D Model.
  • Connecting the Mapped Risk to the Actual Risk to What's at Risk.

F4: Watershed-level River Planning & Management - L2: 2503-B

  • One Watershed, One Plan: A Case Study of Integrated Watershed Planning for Multiple Benefits.
  • Souris River, ND: Collaborative Flood Risk Mitigation Success Story.
  • The Yellow River Initiative & the Restoration of the Kankakee River Basin.

F5: Modeling to Mapping to Warning - L3: 3501-A

  • Rapid, Dynamic, & Real-Time Flood Inundation Mapping for Emergency Management [and Planning].
  • Rapid Flood Mapping Using Inundation Libraries.
  • The Water Is Rising – Scalable, Reliable, & Relevant Flood Warning & Forecasting Supporting First Responders.

F6: Levee Risk Modeling - L3: 3501-B

  • Web-based Automated, Two-Dimensional Levee-Failure Flood Simulation using DSS-WISE™ Lite.
  • Levee Performance & Floodplain Risk Analysis with HEC-WAT.
  • Planning for Levee Breach in Dubuque, IA: Modeling & Development of Mitigation Strategies.

F7: Tools for Risk Communication & Floodplain Management - L3: 3501-C

  • Crowdsourcing Mobile Apps in Floodplain Management.
  • Texas CHARM Engages Stakeholders: A FEMA CTP Tool for Risk Communication.
  • Federal Partnered Collaborations Helping to Build a Weather Ready Nation.

F8: Stormwater Management Policy - L3: 3501-D

  • Stormwater Management- NAI, the State of the Art.
  • How Has Federal Stormwater Program Evolved & What Does it Mean for You?
  • Approaches for Determining & Complying with TMDL Requirements Related to Stormwater Runoff.

F9: State Chapter Action, Floodplain Regulations, Disaster Recovery - L2: 2504-A

  • * Building an Effective Legislative Education Program to Support Flood Risk Reduction.
  • * Improving the Compliance of Manufactured Homes Installed in Floodplains.
  • * When Disaster Strikes... Again: Response & Recovery in South Carolina.

* Sessions Targeted for State Floodplain Managers & Hazard Mitigation Officers

5:15 – 6:45

FEMA Town Hall Session - Ballroom

6:30 – 8:00

Foundation Donors Reception and Live Auction (by invitation only)

6:45 –


Dinner on your own, evening is open

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