ASFPM Holds 26th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

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View the conference presentations:

Presentation 1 - NC LIDAR Lessons Learned
Presentation 2 - NC DFIRM Database Design
Presentation 3 - Geospatial Framework Data and the NC DFIRM
Presentation 4 - Lessons Learned from the NC Floodplain Mapping Program
Presentation 5 - Developing a Strategy for Disseminating Limited Detailed Study BFEs for the NCFMP
Presentation 6 - Outreach for the NC Floodplain Mapping Program
Presentation 7 - Encouraging NC Communities to Adopt Safer Floodplain Management Strategies
Presentation 8 - Unique Features of the NC Digital FIRMs
Presentation 9 - Efficient Automation of Limited Detail Studies for the NC Floodplain Mapping Program
Presentation 10 - NC Floodplain Mapping Information System

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) held its 26th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, June 23-28, 2002. The theme of the conference was 'Breaking the Cycle of Repetitive Flood Loss.' ASFPM is an organization of 4,500 professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program, flood preparedness, flood warning, and flood recovery.

The ASFPM annual conferences are recognized as the most important floodplain conference in the United States year after year. With more than 100 speakers and as many as 800 participants, they are the national conference for all community, state, and federal floodplain managers plan to attend. Many important consulting firms and product vendors associated with floodplain management attended. Important discussions this year surrounded the President's proposed increase of $300 million for mapping floodplains in the nation's 20,000 floodprone communities.

The State, FEMA, Dewberry, and Watershed Concepts presented ten topics at the conference related to the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, including:

  • Lessons Learned from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program Tim McCormick, P.E., CFM, Dewberry; John Dorman, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program; and Laura Algeo, P.E., FEMA Region IV.

  • Geospatial Framework Data and the NC Digital FIRM: Partnerships, Coordination, and Integration Zsolt Nagy, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program; and Sue Hoegberg, CFM, Dewberry.

  • LIDAR Data and the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program David Maune, Ph.D., C.P., CFM, Dewberry.

  • Unique Features of the North Carolina Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps Tim McCormick, P.E., CFM, Dewberry; and John Dorman, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program.

  • North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Information System Scott Edelman, P.E., Watershed Concepts; Tim Johnson, North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analyses; and Jim Ochse, Dewberry.

  • NC DFIRM Database Sue Hoegberg, CFM, Dewberry; and Zsolt Nagy, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program.

  • Encouraging North Carolina Communities to Adopt Safer Floodplain Management Standards Eric Simmons, CFM, Dewberry; Ed Curtis, P.E., CFM, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management; and Philip Letsinger, CFM, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

  • Outreach for the North Carolina Floodplain Management Program Diana Coho, Dewberry; and Philip Letsinger, CFM, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

  • Developing a Strategy for Disseminating Limited Detailed Study Base Flood Elevations for the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program Eric Simmons, CFM, Dewberry; and Abdul Rahmani, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program.

  • Efficient Automation of Limited Detailed Studies for the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program David Key, P.E., Watershed Concepts.

In addition, a State Mapping Coordination Workshop began with a presentation from John Dorman, Program Director, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program: CTS North Carolina Floodplain Management Program Workshop