ASFPM Foundation - The Association of State Floodplain Managers

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The ASFPM Foundation


Foundation Facts


Established 1996


Not
-
for
-
profit,
tax
-
free
foundation


Seeks and
directs funds to
help ASFPM
meet its goals


Own Board of
Trustees

and Bylaws

ASFPM Foundation


Recognized leader in focusing
attention on and promoting the
resolution of issues critical to
successful current and future
floodplain management


Advocate for the

professional practitioner,

supplier, and service provider


http://www.asfpmfoundation.org/

ASFPM Foundation Mission


To promote public policy
through select strategic
initiatives


Serve as an incubator for long
-
term policy development that
promotes sustainable floodplain
and watershed management



The Foundation….


Helped establish the Certified Floodplain
Manager (CFM) Program


Helped initiate the “No Adverse Impact” (NAI)
concept to promote common sense strategies
for floodplain management and mitigation


Conceived and developed the FloodManager
interactive game, simulating the decisions and
impacts of floodplain management


Established the Gilbert F. White Flood Policy
Forums to explore pressing issues in floodplain
management and policy


Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Diamond Donors ($100,000+)


Dewberry

Emerald Donors ($50,000

$99,999)


AECOM


Michael Baker Jr., Inc.


URS Corporation


The Widgeon Foundation

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Ruby Donors ($25,000

$49,999)


Illinois Association for Floodplain & Stormwater
Management

Sapphire Donors ($10,000

$24,999)


AMEC


CDM


Greenhorne & O'Mara


H2O Partners, Inc.


Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Sapphire Donors ($10,000

$24,999)


Larry A. & Jennie Larson


Lawrence W. & Adrienne Olinger


Stantec Consulting, Inc.


W.A. Wilson Consulting Services, LLC

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Topaz Donors ($5,000

$9,999)


Arizona Floodplain Management Association


Black & Veatch


CH2M Hill, Inc.


ESP Assoc., P.A.


Michigan Storm Water Flood Plain Association


North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers


RC Quinn Consulting, Inc.


Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Topaz Donors ($5,000

$9,999)


Reznick Group


John "Jack" Sheaffer


Smart Vent Inc.


Texas Floodplain Management Association


Edward A. & Kathleen Thomas


Gilbert F. White

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Pearl Donors ($1,000

$4,999)


Association of Floodplain Managers of Mississippi


Berry A. Williams & Associates., Inc.


Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.


Peggy Bowker


Colorado Association of Stormwater & Floodplain
Managers


Scott K. Edelman, P.E.

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Pearl Donors ($1,000

$4,999)


Georgia Association of Floodplain Management


HDR, Inc.


Christopher P. Jones


Michael Klitzke & Diane Brown


Dale A. Lehman

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Pearl Donors ($1,000

$4,999)


Alan R. Lulloff & Kathryn Barrett


Matthew B. Miller


Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association


Michael G. & Marie C. Pavlides


Doug & Beth Plasencia


Pamela M. Pogue


Mark A. & Kaye Riebau

Lifetime Supporters of the Foundation

Pearl Donors ($1,000

$4,999)


George & Pam Riedel


Grant M. Smith


South Carolina Association for Hazard Mitigation


Virginia Floodplain Management


Water Management Association of Ohio


Thomas W. Waters

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Dan & Mona Accurti

AECOM

Association of Short Floodplain Managers

ATCS, PLC

Siavash E. Beik

Bender Consulting Services

Christopher N. Brown

Diane L. Calhoun

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

CDM

CH2M Hill, Inc.

Aaron C. Clark

Jerry Clark

Diana Coho

Colorado Association of Stormwater &
Floodplain Managers

Michael
Cosme



2010 Supporters of the Foundation

William G. DeGroot

Dewberry

Scott K. Edelman

ESP Assoc., P.A.

Gary W. Estes

Gerald E. Galloway

Thomas S. George

Georgia Assn. of Floodplain Management

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Greenhorne & O’Mara

H2O Partners, Inc.

HDR, Inc.

Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation

Christopher P. Jones

Bohumil Juza

James B. Kennedy

Michael Klitzke & Diane Brown

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Crystal Knox

Matthew J. Koch

Larry A. & Jennie Larson

Dale A. Lehman

Jerry L. & Donna Louthain

Gregory A. Main

Sally McConkey

Steve & Andrea McMaster

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Sam Riley Medlock

Michael Baker Corp.

Michigan Stormwater
-
Floodplain Assn.

John A. Miller

Deborah G. Mills

Zekrollah H. Momeni

Jacqueyln L. Monday

William E. Nechamen

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association

Lawrence W. & Adrienne Olinger

Michael G. & Marie C. Pavlides

PBS&J

George R. "Rich" Petaja

Ricardo S. & Maritza Pineda

Pamela M. Pogue

RCQuinn Consulting, Inc.

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Peter A. Richardson

Mark A. & Kaye Riebau

Jeffrey & Margaret Sims

Keith E. Smathers

Grant Smith

South Carolina Association for Hazard Mitigation

Stantec Consulting, Inc.

STARR

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

Michele Steinberg

Rhonda Taylor

The Council Oak

The Widgeon Foundation, Inc.

Edward & Kathleen Thomas

Terri L. Turner

URS Corporation

2010 Supporters of the Foundation

W.A. Wilson Consulting Services, LLC

Water Management Association of Ohio

Thomas W. Waters

French & Mary Lu Wetmore


ASFPM Foundation Board Member
Organizations


AECOM


CDM


CH2M Hill


Delta Development


Dewberry


Glenn L. Martin Institute


Greenhorne & ‘O’Mara


H20 Partners


HDR


International Code Council


Michael Baker


National Lenders Insurance
Council


PBS&J


Sheaffer

Consulting


URS


Wilson Consulting


UNCC


ASWM


ECU


The FPM Group


JLM Association

ASFPM Foundation Board of Trustees


Dante Accurti/ASFPM


Michael Armstrong/ICC


Michael DePue/PBS&J


Vince DiCamillo/G&O


Scott Edelman/AECOM


Dr. Gerald Galloway/Glenn L Institute


JoAnn Howard/H20 Partners

ASFPM Foundation Board of Trustees


Larry Larson/ASFPM


Dale Lehman/ URS


Jerry Louthain/HDR


Firas Makarem/CDM


Michael Moye/NLIC


Doug Plasencia/Michael Baker


Dr. Jack Sheaffer/Sheaffer Consulting

ASFPM Foundation Board of Trustees


Grant Smith/ Dewberry


Thomas Waters/ CHM Hill


Wallace Wilson/Wilson Consulting Services


ASFPM Foundation Board of Trustees

Advisory Board


Dr. Raymond Burby/UNCC


Jon Kusler/ASWM


Dr. Burrell Montz/ECU


Lawrence Olinger/ Dewberry


James Wright/ The FPM Group


Sam Medlock/ ASFPM

ASFPM Foundation Board of Trustees

Associates


Corinne Bartshire (Dewberry)


Diane Brown (ASFPM)


Kevin G. Coulton (AECOM)


Sarah Ice (Dewberry)


Laurel Lacy (H20 Partners)


Jen Marcy ( PBS&J)


Jacki Monday (JLM Assoc.)


Ed Thomas (Michael Baker)

ASFPM Foundation Board of Trustees

Associates (cont.)


Melissa Osafo
-
Mensah (URS)


Pam Pogue (URS)


Debbie Pond (ASFPM)


George Riedel (ASFPM)


James W. Russell


Rhonda Taylor (URS)

“FloodManager” Interactive Professional Game


Serious computer game and simulator


Developed by PlayGen, Ltd. under direction from ASFPM
Foundation


PlayGen, Ltd developed “FloodSim” game for public awareness in
the UK


Purpose:


Simulation & learning environment for decision
-
makers


Teach disaster
-
resilient & NAI principles for community development


Show community health and smart floodplain management link


Points of Contact:


Curtis Beitel: curtis.beitel@jacobs.com


Wally Wilson: WallaceAWilson@earthlink.net


Sponsorship opportunities available

Initial Town Layout

Build Menu

Storm Animation

News Flash

End of Year Summary

Gilbert F. White


1911
-
2006


1942 dissertation

Human Adjustments to Floods


Generally, flood losses are the result of
human actions that put people and
property at risk


For 70+ years, essential leadership
in developing the framework of
“wise use” floodplain management
approaches

Gilbert F. White Flood Policy Forums


Periodically convene experts in
floodplain management


Explore pressing issues in

the field


Develop framework for resolution


What it is that we still need to know?


How can we apply what we already know?


What paths are yet to be explored?


Lead to research, policy
recommendations, and other actions

2004 Forum

“Is the 1% flood standard sufficient?”


September 21
-
22, 2004


National Academies Keck
Center, Washington D.C.


Outcomes


Review and comment on positive
aspects of the 1% standard


Recommendations for
improvement of the standard


Six alternatives for improvement
suggested

2004 Forum

“Is the 1% flood standard sufficient?”


Alternatives for improvement


Validate the 1% Standard is Being
Effectively Applied


Enhance the 1% Standard
Approach


Adopt a Two
-
Tiered Standard


Use A Vertical Standard


Apply a Benefit/Cost Model


Take an Incentive
-
based
Approach

2007 Forum

“Floodplain Management 2050”


November 6
-
7, 2007


George Washington University,

Washington, D.C.

An Optimal 2050

Part 1


Land and water viewed as precious resources


Floodplains, wetlands, and coastal areas
being preserved and in some cases restored


Integrated water management an

accepted practice


New development designed

and built for no adverse

impact


Market favors sustainable

development


An Optimal 2050

Part 2


Private and public losses indemnified through
private system of universal insurance

that is actuarial based (which

may need some government backstop)


Floodplain management programs funded
through secure sources such as development
fees or some type of highway trust fund


Risk communication advanced enough to
inform local decision
-
making based on sound
science








How do we get to the optimal 2050?

Action Guidelines

1.
Make room for rivers, oceans, and adjacent lands.

2.
Reverse perverse incentives in government
programs.

3.
Restore and enhance the natural, beneficial
functions of riverine and coastal areas.

4.
Generate a renaissance in water resources
governance.

5.
Identify risks and resources and communicate at
public and individual levels.

6.
Assume personal and public responsibility.

How do we get to the optimal 2050?

Buying Down Risk

2010 Forum and Symposia


Symposia #1


“Defining and Measuring Flood Risk and Floodplain Resources”


September 16, 2009


Gaithersburg, Maryland


Symposia #2


“Flood Risk Perception, Communication, and Behavior”


November 4, 2009


Washington, DC


Forum


“Managing Risk to Humans and to Floodplain Resources”


March 9
-
10, 2010


Washington, DC

Symposia #1: Results

Do we share a common understanding of “flood risk management?”


No common understanding of what “flood risk” means. Can agreement be reached on a list components of
“overall flood risk”?

Is a common understanding and consistency required or desirable?

Tighten up what we mean by flood risks and floodplain resources; how do we convey message?

“Flood risk management” is a many
-
headed entity and that it is both inevitable and acceptable.

At what level do we need to quantify and/or monitor flood risks and floodplain resources?

Quantified baselines are needed for every aspect of flood risks and floodplain resources:

We need to quantify and monitor flood risks and floodplain resources on both

Nationwide benchmarks and local
-
level indicators.

What spatial and temporal aspects should frame our quantification of risks and


resources?
Recommendation:


Spatially:

Watershed scale is preferred: this brings some challenges in reflecting social, political, and other
realities.

Temporally:

Regular basis (perhaps a 10
-
year interval). In addition also provide for event
-
driven interim
benchmarks

Which management outcomes do we consider the most significant?

The principal desirable outcomes should cover these categories: (1) economic damage, (2) life safety, (3)
societal impacts, (4) resilience/recovery, (5) ecological health, and (6) human awareness, behavior, and
responsibility.

Is flood risk a number or a suite of indicators?

Need a suite of indicators for the above outcomes and some of those indicators may be numerical.



Symposia #2: Results


Measurements => Perception => Behaviors


Really???


Research Findings from Dr. Dennis Mileti


Risk information has little or no effect on human choices or
behaviors


More likely to respond to frequent, clear & concise messages
about specific actions


Considerations



Messages we have been sending


Behaviors to foster


Challenges with terminology


Branding “Flood Risk



Management”


Through a mascot or other?

Roundtable on
Natural
Resources and
Functions of
Floodplains

2010 Forum: “Managing Risk to Humans and
to Floodplain Resources”


Just completed in March 2010


100+ national experts, 1
-
1/2 days discussion


Results to be published in late 2010


Comprehensive approach


Engineering


Policy


Societal


Ecological

2010 Forum:


Shared responsibility


All sectors, disciplines & levels of government


Minimize harm, maximize benefits

2010 Forum:


The 2010 Forum set the stage for managing
future flooding risks by:


Undertaking a comprehensive strategy for managing
flood risks and risks to floodplain resources


Determining a model for success


Compiling a vision of successful flood risk
management

its possible outcomes, components, and
benefits.


For more information….


ASFPM Foundation

608
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274
-
0123

Email: asfpm@floods.org

Web Site: www.floods.org

A vision for tomorrow

A challenge for today