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Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Conference


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Event:

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Conference

Date:

1-6 June 2014

Venue:

The Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Speakers:

Jennifer Marcy, CFM
Karen Amrhein, CFM
Josha Crowley, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
Stephen Bourne, PE
Michael DePue, PE, CFM
Todd DeMunda, PE
Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM
Moderators: Jennifer Marcy, CFM
Tom Schweitzer, PE, CFM, GISP
Stacy Wright, AICP, CFM
Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM
Adam Reeder, PE, CFM
Josha Crowley, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
Synopsis

Help improve quality of life for local communities by sharpening skills and learning approaches that minimize flood risks, reduce losses from floods, and protect public health and safety. 

Training Workshop: Floodplain Management 101
Sunday, June 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jennifer Marcy, CFM

  • Learn about individual and local responsibilities for managing flood risks and loss through proper permitting and planning.
  • Learn how federal, state, and local entities work together to reduce flood losses.
  • Learn how to read and use flood insurance rate maps and other flood risk information.

Session C6: Mitigation Education and Outreach
“Successfully Engaging Communities in Mitigation Action”
Tuesday, June 3, 3:45–5:15 p.m.
Karen Amrhein, CFM

  • Discover how to engage communities in risk reduction efforts, from a global perspective.
  • Hear lessons learned from a large-scale, collaborative effort to engage hundreds of communities in local action advancement.
  • Gain insight into specific local mitigation actions and technical support/assistance.

Session C7: Updating Map Technology
“Comparing Hydraulic Models and Actual Flooding: When the Differences Matter and Some Methods to Quantify, Communicate, and Make Decisions”
Tuesday, June 3, 3:45–5:15 p.m.
Josha Crowley, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE (co-presenter)

  • Discover why more than 25 percent of flood insurance claims come from areas outside the effective special flood hazard area.
  • Understand potential causes for changes to flooding.
  • Explore several recent flood event examples.

Session D7: New Models and Modeling Techniques
“StormCaster: A New Tool for Estimating Climate Change Induced Shifts in Storms in the 21st Century” Wednesday, June 4, 1:30–3 p.m.
Stephen Bourne, PE

  • Discover a web-based tool that forecasts how climate change will affect storms in local communities in the 21st century.
  • Understand how climate change has affected rainfall in the last 50 years.
  • Learn about general circulation models and how they are used to forecast climate change impacts.

Session G3: Flood Insurance Affordability
“Community-Based Flood Insurance Impacts on the Flood Hazard Management Cycle”
Thursday, June 5, 2–3:30 p.m.
Michael DePue, PE, CFM

  • Examine how hazard identification, hazard mitigation, floodplain management, flood insurance, and disaster recovery might be affected by a community-based flood insurance system.

Session G7B: Wave Studies
“Development of a Long-Term Nearshore Wave Record for Use in Flood Mapping on the Pacific Coast of Washington”
Thursday, June 5, 2–3:30 p.m.
Todd DeMunda, PE

  • Compare and contrast offshore measured wave data versus modeled hindcast waves in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Understand the methodology used to combine separate hindcast wave and wind datasets into a single, continuous wave record.
  • Learn how this wave record was analyzed and applied to a nearshore wave model to aid in calculating 100- and 500-year flood elevations.

Training Workshop: Elevation Certificates, Building Diagrams, and Insurance Rates: How Mitigation Can Change Building Diagram Numbers, Reduce Insurance Rates, and Improve Resiliency
Friday, June 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM, and Jennifer Marcy, CFM

  • Understand how elevation certificates are used to determine insurance rates.
  • Understand how mitigation can affect insurance rates and identify partial mitigation options from real-life case studies.
  • Prepare to discuss these topics during interactions with home and business owners, especially of pre-FIRM buildings that may.

 

Moderators:

Session A6: Risk MAP Education & Outreach
Tues, 10:30–12:00
Jennifer Marcy, CFM

Session C7: Updating Map Technology
Tuesday, 3:45–5:15
Tom Schweitzer, PE, CFM, GISP

Session F4: Mitigation Benefits and Applications 
Thurs, 10:30–12:00
Stacy Wright, AICP, CFM

Session F6: Social Media and Multimedia for Outreach and Education
Thurs, 10:30–12:00
Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM

Session G4: Floodproofing and Retrofitting
Thurs, 2:00–3:30
Adam Reeder, PE, CFM

Session G6: Tools for Decision Making
Thurs, 2:00–3:30
Tom Schweitzer, PE, CFM, GISP

Session H8: State and Cooperative Efforts in Risk Mapping
Thurs, 4:00–5:30
Josha Crowley, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE

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