PAFPM 2022 Conference Agenda

September 20-21, 2022

Harrisburg, PA 

CONFERENCE EVE: Monday, September 19

 Time Event
 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM                                

Join PAFPM board members and friends for a casual networking social

Meet at the Hotel Bar: O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen (cash bar)

DAY 1: Tuesday, September 20

 Time  Session
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Conference Welcome, PAFPM
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Learning from History: How a Multi-Agency Silver Jackets Team Conducted a Successful Outreach Campaign Around Agnes

Stacey Underwood, Silver Jackets Coordinator, USACE, Baltimore District, and Maggie Dunn, Outreach Coordinator,  FEMA Region 3

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

NFIP Updates/Risk Rating 2.0 Implementation 

Rich Sobota, Senior Insurance Specialist, FEMA

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Developing a Successful BRIC Application: Lessons Learned and Innovative Benefit Cost Analysis

Katie Duskin, Senior Management Consultant, and Susan Larcher, Arcadis 

10:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Substantial Damage Estimating post Ida 

Cleighton Smith, H & H Director, Taylor Wiseman & Taylor

11: 15 AM - NOON

Update on State and FEMA Initiatives

Thomas Hughes, PEMA

NOON - 1:15 PM LUNCH and Exhibitors
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Removing Regulatory Barriers to Restoration

Ben Ehrhart, PE, CFM, Director of  Design, LandStudies, Inc. 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tired of modeling floodways the old-fashioned way?

Derek Doughty, PE, CFM, ENV  SP, D WRE, Senior Associate, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) 

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Application of Direct Rainfall Method- A Case Study using HEC RAS 2D Analysis for Nancy Run Watershed

Harley Baskin, PE, T & M Associates 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break: Refreshments and Exhibitors
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Tidal Trepidation: Planning for Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Impacts through PWD’s Climate-Resilient Planning & Design Guidance

Allison Lau, Philadelphia Water Department

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The PA Flood Risk Assessment Tool: Status & Future Enhancements

Maurie Kelly, Penn State

 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Risk MAP 101

Marc Pearson, GISP, CFM, Senior Principal, Stantec

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  WELCOME RECEPTION in the ATRIUM (admission included with Conference Registration)

DAY 2: Wednesday, September 21

 Time  Session
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Full Breakfast
 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM               

Best Practices for Floodproofing Pennsylvania Structures 

Sean O’Leary and Owen Gechter,

     8:30 AM - 9:00 AM               

    SEPTA Jenkintown Flood Mitigation: A Nature-Based Approach for Resilient Infrastructure

    Tyler Charles, Associate, JMT 

     9:00 AM - NOON    

     Concurrent session: Duties of a Floodplain Manager
     9:00 AM - 9:30 AM               

    US DHHS CDC BRACE Framework in Relation to PA Flooding,

     Thomas D McGroarty,  CFM

     9:30 AM - 10:00 AM               

    Regional Approach to Stream Restoration and other Green Infrastructure Solutions to Improve Water Quality

    Lisa Clementoni, PWS, Environmental Project Manager, Borton Lawson and Jeff Colella, Storm Water Division Manager, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

     10:00 AM - 10:30 AM                Recording: Changes in Floodplain Management Since Agnes
     10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break: Refreshments and Exhibitors
     10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  

    Penn State Initiative for Resilient Communities: Exploring Community-Based Solutions to Riverine Flooding Impacts

    Courtney Cooper and Virginia Silvis, postdoctoral researchers, Penn State 

     11:00- 11:30 PM

    Making Nature-Based Solutions Possible with Hazard Mitigation Funding

    William Jiang, Water Resource Engineer, AECOM 

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm

     A mixed-methods approach to building flood resilience in an environmental justice community: a case study in Eastwick, Philadelphia

    Franco Montalto, Fatemah Nasrollahi, Philip Orton, Mita Kazi, Drexel University

     NOON - 1:00 PM


    PAFPM Business Meetings (Current and prospective PAFPM members welcome)

    • Policy & Legislative
    • Education & Outreach
    • Mapping & Technical
     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  CFM Certification Exam

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