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1 2013 Floodplain Management Conference September 3-6, Anaheim, California Creating a Safer Tomorrow Building Resilience through Integrated Flood Risk Management

2 P l a t i n u m S p o n s o r s G o l d S p o n s o r s S I L V E R S p o n s o r s ENGINEERING COMPANY E x h i b i t o r s S p e c i a l D e m o S e s s i o n S p o n s o r s C O N F E R E N C E L A N YA R D S

3 MWH assists our customers in managing the complete lifecycle of water. With extensive and proven knowledge in water resources planning, water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment, hydropower and dams, tunneling, mining and resource efficiency management, MWH leads the way. WATER.WAY mwhglobal.com

4 making a difference in a complex world Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. we have more than 40 years of experience delivering smart, efficient solutions for the full project life cycle.

5 Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. CONSTRUCTION & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. (VC&A) has provided management services for construction projects and programs in the public and private sectors throughout California since We perform these services from project inception through construction and project closeout. VC&A is dedicated to delivering unmatched management solutions that exceed our clients expectations. We provide the highest caliber of professionals that are committed, responsive individuals whose goal it is to uphold VC&A s high standards and deliver successful projects for our clients. MARKETS Levee and Flood Control Water Infrastructure Water and Waste Water Utilities NPDES Compliance Transportation Buildings and Facilities SERVICES Program and Project Management Construction Management and Inspection Storm Water Programs, Planning and Training Engineering and Building Plan Check Staff Augmentation FAST FACTS Established in Employees Nationally Ranked by ENR as a Top 100 Construction Management Firm, 12 Years Consecutively LOCATIONS Emeryville, Sacramento, Dublin, Lathrop, Santa Ana, San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Murphys

6 Listen First Solve Second Floodplain Management Basin & Community Planning Hydrologic & Atmospheric Forecas ng Hazard Mapping & Risk Assessment CLOMR, LOMR Prepara on Hydrologic & Hydraulic Modeling Adap ve Management & Climate Analysis Disaster Recovery / Flood Figh ng Levee Systems Cer ca on & Accredita on Periodic Inspec ons Permi ng, Compliance & Design Emergency Management & Response System Design & Rehabilita on Northern California Nevada Dam Safety Risk Assessment Surveillance & Monitoring Sta c & Seismic Evalua ons Emergency Ac on Plans Poten al Failure Modes Studies Design & Construc on Management Security & Vulnerability Assessments Sustainable Stormwater Watershed Planning / Master Planning BMP Design / Construc on NPDES Phase II Program Management TMDL Development Low Impact Development Innova ve Water Quality Strategies Southern California Arizona Please visit us at Booth 203

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8 CREATE. ENHANCE. SUSTAIN. AECOM integrates the latest technologies in watershed, river and reservoir planning and modeling for diverse applications including coastal and riverine flood risk assessment and mitigation. We are proud to be a part of the PTS contract team supporting Risk MAP in FEMA Region IX. Only 3 inches of water in a home can cost $22,590 or more in damage. * You know the damage floodwater can cause. Go to FloodSmart.gov/FMA to help spread the word. Visit FloodSmart.gov/FMA or call *Dollar amount is hypothetical, based on typical flood damage to a fictional 2,000-square-foot ranch-style home built on a slab. Page 8 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Ruler_7.5x4.93_4C.indd 1 7/10/13 10:27 AM

9 C O N T E N T S Conference Floorplan Page 10 Co-Chair Biographies Page 11 Conference Chairs, Committees Page 12 Program At a Glance Page 13 Tuesday, September 3: Workshops, Sessions Page 16 Wednesday, September 4: Plenary, Panels, Sessions, Awards Page 18 Thursday, September 5: Panel Discussions, Sessions Page 23 Friday, September 6: Field Trip, Sessions Page 28 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Page 9

10 Conference Center Floorplan Marriott Anaheim Elite Ballrooms Exhibits/Reception 3 Marquis Ballroom 2 1 Platinum Registration Platinum Ballrooms Orange County Ballrooms FOYER FOYER FOYER Grand Ballroom 4 Lower Level California Meeting Rooms 1 Page 10 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013

11 Conference Co-Chairs Ed Curtis, PE, CFM, Senior Civil Engineer Risk Analysis Branch of the FEMA Region IX office in Oakland, California Ed Curtis s primary responsibility is supervising floodplain mapping activities along the open Pacific coast of California. Before joining FEMA in 2008, Curtis was the National Flood Insurance Program Engineer for the State of North Carolina. Prior to that experience, he worked in the business/corporate sector as a Professional Engineer, managing structural projects for offshore oil and gas production platforms, performing environmental compliance audits for stormwater and air permit applications, and directing assessment and remediation of soil and groundwater sites. Curtis holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Stuart McKibbin, PE, CFM Chief of Regulatory Division, Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District Stuart McKibbin graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor s degree in Civil Engineering. He began working with RCFC&WCD in 1985 and became a Principal Engineer in As Riverside County s population doubled, McKibbin spent that time in charge of the group reviewing developers flood control improvement plans and recommending conditions of approval. For the last three years he has managed RCFC&WCD s floodplain management, environmental assessment and environmental permitting activities. Salomon Miranda, PE, MS California Department of Water Resources Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Southern Region Salomon Miranda is a licensed Civil Engineer and is the State s NFIP Coordinator for southern California. He received his Bachelor s and Master s degrees at California State University, Los Angeles. As NFIP Coordinator, Miranda works very closely with FEMA Region 9 staff to conduct community assistance visits, floodplain field inspections and mapping, promote CRS, and to provide training and technical assistance to more than 220 NFIP participating communities in southern California. Since joining DWR in 2000, he has worked on the State s Urban Stream Restoration, the Flood Protection Corridor, and the Flood Emergency Response grant programs. In addition, he has worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local flood control districts on the Santa Ana River Mainstem Project and the Los Angeles County Drainage Area Project. Miranda has also worked very closely with other agencies to provide input to the California s Flood Future Report and other FloodSAFE initiatives. He is now working on the California s Water Plan Update. Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Page 11

12 CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS Ed Curtis, FEMA Region 9 Salomon Miranda, California Department of Water Resources Stuart McKibbin, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District George Booth, Sacramento County Dennis Bowling, Rick Engineering Eric Clyde, MWH Global Vince Geronimo, AECOM Pal Hegedus, RBF Consulting Ken Leep, Atkins Maria Lorenzo-Lee, California DWR Becky Money, Kleinfelder Michael Nowlan, Wood Rodgers, Inc. CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE (in alphabetical order) Ricardo Pineda, California DWR David Pohl, ESA PWA Thomas Plummer, Civil Engineering Solutions, Inc. Kathleen Schaefer, FEMA Region IX Mark Seits, HDR, Inc. Judy Soutiere, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Martin Teal, WEST Consultants, Inc. Brian Trushinski, County of Ventura Carl Walker, City of Roseville 2-D MODELING SYMPOSIUM PLANNING COMMITTEE Robert Bezek, FEMA Fabian Bombardelli, U.C. Davis Gary Brunner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wen Chen, NV5 Patrick Clancey, Michael Baker Corp. Craig Conner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Devinder Dhillon, U.C. Davis Bill Fleenor, U.C. Davis Reinaldo Garcia, Hydronia Pal Hegedus, RBF Consulting Dale Kerper, DHI Thomas Plummer, Civil Engineering Solutions, Inc. Bill Syme, BMT WBM Zhida Song-James, Michael Baker Corp. CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Iovanka Todt, Floodplain Management Association Page 12 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013

13 Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Room/Time Workshop / Event 7:30 5:00 REGISTRATION 7:30 8:30 Continental Breakfast 9:00 12:30 Mitigation: The Key to Smart, Safe, Strong Communities 9:00 3:30 USGS Flood Frequency Analysis Workshop 9:00 5:30 DWR Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) Exam Review Workshop 2-D Modeling Symposium 1:00 5:30 Central Valley Flood Risk Policy Symposium: From Central Valley to California Statewide Practice and Integration Community Rating System Workshop Modifications of Stream Restoration Techniques for Arid and Semi-Arid Environments 5:30 7:30 EXHIBIT HALL OPENING RECEPTION! Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Room/Time Workshop / Event 7:30 5:00 REGISTRATION 7:30 8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30 4:30 CRS One-on-One Sessions 8:30 10:30 PLENARY: Managing Flood Risk through Integrated Water Management 10:30 11:00 BREAK 11:00 12:30 USACE Wants to Hear From You! A National and Regional Listening Session Coastal Analysis San Francisco Bay Area TUFLOW Products Demonstration Advanced Modeling Solutions for Local Flood Risk I Advances in Floodplain Mapping WORKSHOP: Integrative Floodplain Design 12:30 2:00 INNOVATION AND AWARDS LUNCHEON 2:15 3:45 PANEL: Better Communication: More Robust Disclosure of Insurance Requirements and Flood Risk Coastal Flood Risk Analysis and Mitigation I River FLO-2D Plus Model Demonstration Advanced Modeling Solutions for Local Flood Risk II Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Conservation Strategy WORKSHOP: Understanding Foundation Flood Vents and FEMA s Technical Bulletin 1 PROGRAM AT A GLANCE 3:45 4:15 BREAK 4:15 5:45 PANEL: Come and Learn about CRS and How to Get the Most Points for Your Activities Coastal Flood Risk Analysis and Mitigation II Innovative Applications of 2D Modeling Improving Levees for Certification and a Higher Level of Protection Overcoming the Hurdles of Floodplain Regulations Post-Wildfire Flooding: The Hazard Isn t Over Yet! 5:45 7:45 GRAND RECEPTION AND NETWORKING Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Page 13

14 PROGRAM AT A GLANCE Thursday, September 5, 2013 Room/Time Workshop / Event 7:30 5:00 REGISTRATION 7:30 8:30 Continental Breakfast 7:30-9:30 INNOVATION SESSION: DWR and USACE California Interactive Roundtable: Crafting California s Flood Future Moving Forward in Managing the State s Flood Risk 7:30 11:30 CRS One-on-One Sessions (by appointment) 8:00 9:30 2D Modeling Best Practices: Things to Consider Combining 1D and 2D Modeling & Other Applications Restoring Rivers, Streams and Watersheds Levee Hazard and Breach Analyses Innovative Tools and Approaches in Floodplain Hydrology I WORKSHOP: Floodplain Mapping in HEC-RAS 9:30 10:00 BREAK 10:00 11:30 INTERACTIVE PANEL: 2012 NFIP Reform: Legal Implications for Public Entities Local Flood Control and Drainage System Improvement Combining 1D and 2D Modeling: Software Solutions Restoring Ecosystems and Integrating Multiple Functions to Flood Corridors Real Time Flood Modeling Applications Innovative Tools and Approaches in Floodplain Hydrology II Thursday, September 5, 2013 (continued) Room/Time Workshop / Event 1:00 2:30 PANEL: Discovery What was discovered during Discovery? Financing Strategies and Programs in Flood Risk Management Improving 2D Modeling Results Multi-Objective Approaches in Flood Risk Mitigation Integrated Planning I Flood Risk Evaluation and Mapping on Alluvial Fans 2:30 3:00 BREAK 3:00 4:30 PANEL: Planning for Sea Level Rise Lessons for a Coastal Floodplain Manager Why the Difference? Comparing and Evaluating Results in 2D Modeling Solving Modeling Challenges for the CVFED Program Flood Awareness Initiatives and Community Engagement Tools Integrated Planning II Levees: Special Topics 4:30 8:00 CALIFORNIA DISNEY ADVENTURE! Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park 11:30 1:00 BUFFET NETWORKING LUNCH Page 14 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013

15 2013 Floodplain Management Association Awards Andy Lee Award for Extraordinary Public Service Rod Mayer, PE, CFM California Department of Water Resources Friday, September 6, 2013 Room/Time Workshop / Event 7:30 8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:00 9:00 FORUM: What are Your National and State Floodplain Management Policy Priorities? 8:30 12:00 CFM Exam 9:00 10:30 Integrated Approches to Flood Management Topics in 2D Model Validation SPECIAL AGENCY MEETING: Southern California Silver Jackets Kick-Off Summit PROGRAM AT A GLANCE Communication and Outreach Award National Coalition of Flood Project Partners Award for Excellence in Floodplain Management California s Flood Future Report California Department of Water Resources 10:30 12:00 2-D Modeling Roundtable: What have we learned? 10:30 12:00 Regulatory Changes in Managing Flood Risk 9:00 12: 30 FIELD TRIP: Dominguez Wetlands and Rio Hondo Recharge Basins Hogg-Owen Award for Meritorious Achievement in Floodplain Management David Williams, PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC, DWRE Karl Mohr Distinguished Service Award Ray Lenaburg, PE, CFM, FEMA Region 9 Floodplain Manager of the Year Rohin Saleh, MS, PE, Ventura County Watershed Protection District Goddard Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Quarterly Newsletter Mick Klasson, CFM Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Page 15

16 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Conference Program Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Room/Time Workshop / Event 7:30 5:00 Registration 7:30 8:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST CONCURRENT MORNING AND ALL-DAY WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIUM 9:00 12:30 Mitigation: the Key to Smart, Safe, Strong Communities. Instructors: Ed Curtis and Edie Lohmann, Elite 1-2 FEMA Region 9; others (TBD). This workshop is geared towards community officials and other stakeholders who face this challenge in a dynamic setting where there are map changes. It will offer an overview of how to stay informed of FEMA s effective and ongoing studies/mapping efforts through its online platforms/tools and outreach mechanisms. Processes available when maps change will be discussed including online Letter of Map Change processes, other revision/amendment procedures, Out As Shown (OAS) provisions, and how lenders/flood determination agencies approach map changes. Insurance implications of map changes and Biggert-Waters 2012 implications will be presented along with a discussion of FloodSmart.gov resources. The key to tying it all together - mitigation actions to reduce risk will be discussed with a focus on the key role that local communities play for community resilience; how communities can identify mitigation actions when map changes occur; what mitigation resources are available to communities; and how can communities use existing planning mechanisms to implement mitigation actions. The Community Rating System (CRS) opportunities/synergies for mitigation action within the FEMA Risk MAP program will also be addressed. The workshop will conclude with an open discussion on how to take this information back to your community to help create safe, strong communities. 9:00 3:30 USGS Flood Frequency Analysis Workshop. Instructors: Nancy A. Barth, Hydrologist, California Water Orange 1-2 Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Andrea Veilleux, Office of Surface Water, U.S. Geological Survey; and Marie Peppler, Wisconsin USGS Water Science Center. Want to know where the 1-percent probability flood comes from? Flood-frequency analysis of USGS peak streamflow records provides the essential hydrologic input for floodplain mapping. This first of a two-part workshop will provide an overview and refresher on flood-frequency analysis of streamflow records and methods for handling complicated flood series that include censored/interval discharge data, outliers, and historical information. Page 16 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013

17 9:00 5:30 DWR Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) Exam Review Workshop. Instructors: Youchen (Tim) Chao, PE, Elite 3 CFM and Garret Tam Sing, California DWR. Note: If you wish to take the CFM exam, you must register separately with ASFPM at at least 3 weeks prior to the exam. The CFM exam is scheduled on Friday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. at this conference. 9:00 5:30 2-D Modeling Symposium: Exploring Best Practices for 2-Dimensional Flood Modeling and Mapping. Platinum 3-4 Join FEMA, the 2-D Modeling Blue Ribbon Task Force, agencies, consultants and experts in an interactive discussion on the latest developments in 2-D floodplain modeling. Topics include: key research findings by the Task Force; consideration of human factors in modeling and mapping; verification of 2-D software models; new FEMA operational Guidance for 2-D model mapping; and many others. The latest agenda is posted on the Conference web page. CONCURRENT AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 1:00 5:30 Central Valley Flood Risk Policy Symposium: From Central Valley to California Statewide Practice and Platinum 1-2 Integration. In the past 6 years, a lot of effort was put into the Central Valley (CV) to improve flood management. There have been many forward-thinking requirements, innovative approaches, and groundbreaking collaboration implemented throughout the process. The question becomes: how much these would translate into statewide practice or inspire broader integration? Groups will share lessons learned and discuss how the information can be used in other California areas. The following three modules will be held: 1. From Urban Level of Flood Protection (ULOP) to Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program (Group leads: Paul Marshall, DWR and TBD). 2. Regional Flood Management Planning as a means for governance change (Group Leads: Paul Marshall and Michael Sabbagian, DWR). 3. Using Interagency Collaboration to develop a permitting toolbox and long-term conservation strategy (Group Leads: Terri Gaines and Marc Hoshovsky, DWR). 1:00 5:30 Community Rating System Workshop. Instructor: Dave Arkens, CFM, ISO/CRS Specialist, ISO Community Elite 1-2 Hazard Mitigation. This workshop will briefly cover the requirements to join the CRS program plus a review of most CRS activities that communities can receive credit for. The main focus of this workshop will be the changes occurring in the 2013 CRS Coordinator s Manual which is now in effect. The Community Rating System (CRS) provides flood insurance premium discounts in those communities that implement floodplain management activities above and beyond the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The CRS has been proven to help motivate elected officials and residents to support flood protection programs. To date 83, of California s 518 communities in the NFIP are in the CRS. They have 64% of the flood insurance policies in the State, so these 83 represent the majority of California s flood problems. These communities are saving California residents more than $14 million each year. 1:00 5:30 Modifications of Stream Restoration Techniques for Arid and Semi-Arid Environments. Orange 3 Instructor: David T. Williams, PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE, President, DTW and Associates, LLC. Most stream restoration design techniques have been developed for areas with climates and associated hydrology that are unlike those found in arid to semi-arid environments. The application of these techniques to arid environments will not work without appropriate adjustments, experience in arid environments, and understanding the underlying basis of the techniques and how they differ in arid areas. In fact, some techniques are not transferable to arid environments and alternative design techniques must be developed. This presentation/workshop will present the differences in these restoration techniques as they relate to climate differences in hydrology, regime relationships, channel forming discharge, equilibrium slope, design channel width and depth, and vegetative stabilization techniques. 5:30 7:30 OPENING RECEPTION! Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Page 17

18 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Room/Time Workshop / Event 7:30 5:00 Registration 7:30 8:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Wednesday, September 4, :30 4:30 CRS One-on-One Sessions By appointment only. If you are a currently a CRS community or a community Orange 3 interested in the CRS program please contact ISO/CRS Specialist Dave Arkens at or for an appointment. Dave will discuss the upcoming CRS Manual changes with you or general CRS questions and concerns. Appointments are available each half hour. Contact Dave as soon as possible to reserve your time slot. 8:30 10:30 PLENARY: Managing Flood Risk through Integrated Water Management Platinum 5 Welcome from the Chair: Marty Teal, FMA Board Chair, WEST Consultants Introduction of Conference Chairs and Committee: Iovanka Todt, Executive Director, FMA 10:30 11:00 BREAK CONCURRENT MORNING SESSIONS PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE Q&A Moderators: Stuart E. McKibbin, PE, CFM, Chief of Regulatory Division, Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District; Salomon Miranda, PE, MS, California DWR, Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Southern Region; Ed Curtis, PE, CFM, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA Region IX Josephine Axt, Josephine R. Axt, Ph.D., Chief of Planning, Los Angeles District, USACE Edie Lohmann, CFM, National Insurance Specialist, FEMA Region 9 Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, California DWR Dusty Williams, General Manager, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Celeste Cantu, Executive Director, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority 11:00 12:30 USACE Wants to Hear From You! A National and Regional Listening Session. This interactive session is an Elite 1-3 opportunity to discuss USACE policy and programs in flood risk management. Moderators: Stu Townsley and Pete Rabbon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 11:00 12:30 COASTAL ANALYSIS SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Platinum 4 Session Chair: Ed Curtis, PE, CFM, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA Region IX Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation in San Francisco Bay. Carlos Diaz, PE, Senior Associate Engineer II and Jeremy Lowe, Senior Coastal Geomorphologist, ESA PWA Coastal Hazard Analysis in Southern Alameda County Using a Two-Dimensional Modeling Approach. Rohin Saleh, Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Sensitivity of Extreme Still Water Level to Length of Record in San Francisco Bay, California. Matt Brennan, PhD, PE, ESA PWA 11:00 12:30 TUFLOW PRODUCTS DEMONSTRATION Platinum 3 The TUFLOW Demonstration session returns to FMA. The session will discuss floodplain modeling fundamentals and the pros and cons of different approaches, considering accuracy, ease of use, efficiency and communications with stakeholders. This will also address technical aspects such as computational performance and stability and how to accurately represent structures and functionality. The second half of the session will describe the latest features of the three TUFLOW Products (Classic, FV and GPU); features that further enhance the modeler s experience and expand the range of application. Presenters: Bill Syme and Chris Nielsen, BMT WBM Pty Ltd. Page 18 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013

19 11:00 12:30 ADVANCED MODELING SOLUTIONS FOR LOCAL FLOOD RISK I Platinum 2 Session Chair: George H. Booth, PE, CFM, Drainage Development, Hydrology, and Floodplain Management Hydraulic and Hydrologic Model Integration. Victor de Loza, Santa Clara Valley Water Disctrict Modeling Interior Urban Floodplains Dependent on Pumping. Daniel Schaaf, PE, Principal, Schaaf & Wheeler Consulting Civil Engineers Advanced Floodplain Modeling Techniques in Rohner Creek, Fortuna California. Greg Garrison, EIT, Project Engineer, GHD Inc. 11:00 12:30 ADVANCES IN FLOODPLAIN MAPPING Platinum 1 Session Chair: Ray Lenaburg, PE, CFM, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA Region IX, Sacramento County Department of Water Resources Project Management for Risk MAP CTP s Define, Plan & Execute: The Keys to Delivering Quality Projects on Time, on Budget and Meet Expectations. Jeanne M. Ruefer, CFM, PMP, Accenture Federal Services and Alisa M. Sauvageot, CFM, Michael Baker Jr. Inc. California Deployment and Mapping Master Plan A Collaborative Effort between FEMA Region IX and CA DWR. Ann Bechtel, PE, CFM, Senior Engineer II, Atkins Mapping All Floodplains in Calaveras County on a Budget. Leo Kreymborg, Atkins WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 11:00 12:30 WORKSHOP: Integrative Floodplain Design. Presenters: Stefan Lorenzato, Coordinator, Riparian Habitat Orange 1-2 Joint Venture, Dr. Tom Griggs, Senior Ecologist, River Partners, Inc. and Dr. Chris Bowles, President, CBEC Eco Engineering. Integrative Floodplain Design will bring together the science of riparian restoration and flood risk reduction. This workshop looks at the interplay of plants and floodplain hydraulics, the adaptations of plants to floods and how these adaptations can be used to our advantage when designing and operating flood management systems. Key considerations in plant community structure to support endangered species and the feedback cycles between plant communities and ecosystem processes will be discussed. Tapping these relationships to reduce risks associated with flooding will be illustrated through the application of computer models for conceptual and existing floodway designs. The notion of reconciliation design will be presented and examples of developing project goals and objectives consistent with the integration of plant community structure and flood conveyance will be presented. A set of key design criteria will also be presented. 12:30 2:00 INNOVATION AND AWARDS LUNCHEON 2:15 3:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS Keynote Speaker: Susan Gilson, Executive Director, National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Looking to the Future of National Flood and Stormwater Programs and Policy 2:15 3:45 PANEL: Better Communication: More Robust Disclosure of Insurance Requirements and Flood Risk. Elite 1-3 This interactive panel will engage in a discussion of challenges that arise with conveying flood information between the various players in the homebuyer-lender-underwriter-flood zone designation companyrealtor-local floodplain administrator. It will tackle outreach efforts to inform public of Biggert-Waters 2012 and also some foreseeable challenges with explaining flood risk after implementation of FEMA s Risk MAP. The panel will formulate recommendations concerning amending California Real Estate disclosure law to require flood maps (including flood depths) and typical insurance premium costs to be part of the disclosure package. It will also offer approaches to providing more detailed flood risk information to not just homebuyers, but to others such as insurers and insurance underwriters. Moderator: Stuart McKibbin, Chief, Regulatory Section, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. Rhonda Kleine, CoreLogic Phyllis Helt, Selective Insurance Edie Lohmann, FEMA Region 9 continued next page Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013 Page 19

20 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 2:15 3:45 COASTAL FLOOD RISK ANALYSIS AND MITIGATION I Platinum 4 Session Chair: Michael Mierzwa, PE, Chief, FloodSAFE Program Management Office, Division of Flood Management, California DWR Building Coastal Resilience Through Adaptive Sea Level Rise Planning A Case Study: Jacobs Avenue, Eureka, CA. Evan Wisheropp, Humboldt State University Going Above and Beyond What Coastal Communities Can Do to Become More Resilient and Lower Flood Insurance Costs. Vince Geronimo, PE, CFM, Senior Project Manager, BakerAECOM Effect of Storm Surge on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Flood Stages. Dennis Huff, HDR Developing Long-Term Coastal Erosion Hazard Maps in Lakes Erie and Ontario. Jeremy Mull, AECOM Water 2:15 3:45 RiverFLO-2D Plus MODEL DEMONSTRATION: A New Breakthrough in 2D Hydraulic Modeling Platinum 3 See for yourself the unique features of the new RiverFLO-2D Plus that greatly simplifies model setup with an enhanced numerical engine based on ultra-accurate Fourth-Generation Finite-Volume algorithm. RiverFLO-2D Plus provides zero volume conservation errors with unmatchable stability, ease of use and a redesigned wetting-drying method that handles the most demanding topography like never before. The new RiverFLO-2D Plus GPU offers exceedingly fast computations with multiple core parallelization and more than 30X speedups using specialized GPU hardware. We will also showcase forthcoming new models as the RiverFLO 1D-2D, Mud/Debris Flows, Water Quality models. Presenters: Reinaldo Garcia, PhD, and Pilar Garcia-Navarro, PhD, HYDRONIA, LLC. 2:15 3:45 ADVANCED MODELING SOLUTIONS FOR LOCAL FLOOD RISK II Platinum 2 Session Chair: Mekbib Degaga, PE, Engineering Project Manager, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Managing Floods and Sedimentation in Alameda Creek by Use of 1D and 2D Modeling Tools. Julio A. Zyserman, PhD, DHI Water & Environment, Inc. Investigating Flood Alternatives for the Yolo Bypass using the HEC 2D Model. William E. Fleenor, PhD, Center for watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis Flood Control Infrastructure Data Web-Access. Dan Matthies PE CFM and Cheng Soo PE, CFM, Wood Rodgers Inc. 2:15 3:45 CENTRAL VALLEY FLOOD PROTECTION PLAN CONSERVATION STRATEGY Platinum 1 Session Chair: Ron Unger, California Department of Water Resources The Benefits of Multi-Objective Projects to Flood Protection and the Ecosystem Affected in the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. Heidi Hall, Calif. Dept. of Water Resources, Floodway Ecosystem Sustainability Branch Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy: Species-focused Conservation Planning. Ron Melcer Jr., California Dept. of Water Resources Assessment of Floodplain Lowering and Levee Setback Actions to Support the Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy Program. Kevin Coulton, PE, CFM, cbec, inc. 2:15 3:45 WORKSHOP: Understanding Foundation Flood Vents and FEMA s Technical Bulletin 1 Orange 1-2 Presenters: Michael J. Graham, Smart Vent Products, Inc. and Gary H. Hall, PE, GHH Engineering, Inc. This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and compliance with Building Codes and FEMA standards and how they can effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to flooding. The course will review applicable codes pertaining to foundation flood venting, including a complete review of FEMA s new Technical Bulletin TB-1. After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the difference between non-engineered openings and engineered openings and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure. 3:45 4:15 BREAK Page 20 Floodplain Management Conference Anaheim 2013

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