Annual Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2018
Silver Reef Hotel & Casino, Bellingham, WA
Conference Program PDF
2018 Theme: "Floods, Fish, Farms: Balancing Multiple Needs in Northwest Floodplains"
Attendee List: 2018 Conference Attendee List
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Session A (Workshop) – Integrated Floodplain Management I: Theatre East
Integrated Floodplain Management Planning in the Lower Nooksack River in Whatcom County, Washington – Paula Harris, Whatcom County, and Team
- Overview – Paula Harris
- Geomorphic Assessment – Paul Pittman, Element Solutions
- Flood Modeling and Mapping – Todd Bennett, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
- Habitat Assessment – John Thompson, Whatcom County
- Integrated Planning Process – Mark Ewbank, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Panel Discussion of Issues with Representatives of the County, Tribes, and Agricultural Community
Session B – Restoration/Mitigation Projects I: Theatre West
- Stillaguamish River Estuary Restoration Project – Sky Miller, Cardno
- Fish Migration Barrier on the South Fork Clearwater River – Chris Long, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
- Mapping Floodplains to Track Restoration Projects – Spencer Easton, Environmental Science Associates
Session C – Communication and Collaboration: Tower Room A
- Exploring the Power of Story to Communicate Experiences and Risks of Flooding – Chelsea Kahn, Resilience Action Partners
- Smart Scoping with Community Engagement and Base Level Engineering – Ferrin Affleck, Atkins
- Snoqualmie Fish, Farm, Flood: The History and Anatomy of a Multi-Benefit Agreement – Janne Kaje and Richard Martin, King County
Session D (Workshop) – Climate Change/Sea Level Rise I: Tower Room C
- Washington State Sea Level Rise Projections and Applications – Nicole Faghin, University of Washington
Session E – Mapping and Modeling I: Theatre East
- Modeling Sand and Gravel Mining in Alluvial Rivers – Gary Freeman, River Research and Design
- White River Flood Inundation Mapping Considering Sedimentation – Keelan Jensen and Henry Hu, WEST Consultants, Inc.
- Hydraulic Modelling and Mapping in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland – Natalia Leon-Barrios, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Session F – Flood Damage and Flood Insurance: Theatre West
- The Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) Case Management and Referral Process – Jana Green, FEMA, Washington, DC
- Substantial Damage Estimation: Using Hazus as a Screening Tool after Hurricane Harvey – Stephen Veith, Tetra Tech, Inc.
- Post-Disaster Debris … Are You Prepared for It? – Angie Gilman Michaels, Engineering with a Mission LLC
Session G – NFIP Process and Projects: Tower Room A
- 2D Modeling and Mapping for FEMA Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) – Chris Frei, Watershed Science & Engineering
- Using Certified LiDAR to Support LOMAs – Becca Fricke-Croft, STARR II | FEMA Region 10 Service Center
- Evaluating Levees for Seismic Risk: Comparing Three Case Studies of Seismic Analysis for NFIP Levee System Evaluation – Lyle Stone, GeoEngineers, Inc.
Session H (Workshop) – Climate Change and Storm Surge: Tower Room C
- Using an Architect’s Design Tool (Design Charrette) to Achieve Community Consensus on Climate Change and Storm Surge: A La Conner Case Study – John Doyle, Town of La Conner, WA (recently retired
Session I – Integrated Floodplain Management II: Theatre East
- Farmers and Integrated Floodplain Management: Supporting Resilient Agricultural And Ecological Systems – Dan Calvert, Puget Sound Partnership
Session J – Climate Change/Sea Level Rise II and Riparian Restoration: Tower Room A
- Why, What, and When – Considering Responses to Sea Level Rise for the City of Vancouver, Canada – Tasmin Lyle, Ebbwater Consulting
- Climate Change Study of the Snohomish River – Ray Walton, WEST Consultants, Inc.
- The State Route 167 Completion Project’s Riparian Restoration Program: An Innovative Approach for Habitat Enhancement, Stormwater Flow Control, Flood Reduction, and Wetland Mitigation – Gretchen Kayser, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Session K (Workshop) – Floodplains As Critical Local Infrastructure – Part 1: Tower Room C
- Floodplains as Critical Local Infrastructure: Making the Case, Making it Happen, and Making it Stick – Part 1 – Sara O’Brien, Willamette Partnership
Session L (Workshop) – Risk, Resilience, and Climate: Theatre East
- Risk, Resilience, and Climate: Washington State Natural Hazard Reduction Strategies – Presentation and Panel Discussion – Alex Rosen, Washington State Department of Ecology
Session M – ESA Compliance for FEMA Grants and for NFIP: Theatre West
- An Overview of the FEMA Endangered Species Programmatic Biological Opinion (FESP) for the Pacific Northwest – Bill Kerschke, FEMA Region 10
- NFIP AND ESA – Molly Lawrence, Van Ness Feldman
- NFIP Model Ordinance Update for the State of Washington – David Radabaugh and Amelia Petersen, Washington State Department of Ecology
Session N – Initiatives and Programs: Tower Room A
- Unique Floodplain Management Laws in the State of Washington – David Radabaugh and Lynn Schmidt, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Oregon Silver Jackets—Preparing for Future Flooding – Ryan Cahill, USACE, Portland District
- Capturing the Risk MAP Program on the FEMA GeoPlatform – Marshall Rivers, Atkins
Session O (Workshop) – Floodplains As Critical Local Infrastructure – Part 2: Tower Room C
- Floodplains as Critical Local Infrastructure: Making the Case, Making it Happen, and Making it Stick – Part 2 – Sara O’Brien, Willamette Partnership
Concurrent Session P (Workshop) – Integrated Floodplain Management III: Theatre East
- Integrated Floodplain Management: Working Collaboratively to Restore the Puyallup River Watershed – Jordan Jobe, Washington State University – Puyallup
Concurrent Session Q – Mitigation and Planning: Theatre West
- How to Coordinate Floodplain Planning in Washington State – Derrick Hiebert, Washington Emergency Management, and David Radabaugh, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Timberworks Coastal Resiliency Master Plan – A Framework for Restoring Fry Creek – Kathy Lombardi, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
- Stabilizing the Lower Brahmaputra System in Bangladesh – Derek Stuart, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Concurrent Session R – Engineering and Science: Tower Room A
- The Application of 1D/2D Rain on Grid for the Sauvie Island Interior Drainage Model – Erik McCarthy, WEST Consultants, Inc.
- A Radical View of the Geologic Formation of the United States - High Level Geomorphology Applied – Gary Freeman, River Research and Design, Inc.
- Small Weir, Big Dividends: SDIC’s Flow Control Structure Installation and the TRIP Industrial Development – Brian Eberhardt, Multnomah County Drainage District
Concurrent Session S – Emerging Tools: Tower Room C
- Bulletin 17C MOVE Method to Better Estimate Discharges on the Nisqually River – Ana Simoes, Atkins
- Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Digital Mapping Techniques to Define Flood Extents in Northeastern Washington, May 2018 – Alison Tecca, US Geological Survey
- UAV Data Collection and Its Applications in River Analysis – A Case Study on the Lower Tolt River – Colin Butler, Watershed Science & Engineering, Inc
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