“Snapshots of Floodplain and Stormwater Management”

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, MAFSM held its 11th Annual Conference, “Snapshots of Floodplain and Stormwater Management”, at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute,  692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.

Our keynote speaker was Sandra K. Knight, PhD, PE, D.WRE, D.NE.  Dr. Knight is Senior Research Engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland.  Click here for her biography.

Congratulations to the Photo Contest winner, Brent Jett, with the City of Cambridge!


Photo taken from the 18th hole cart bridge on Newport Bay Golf course at Ocean City Golf Club, looking across the Newport Bay and associated wetlands areas.

The following are the 2015 conference sponsors.  MAFSM is grateful for their support.

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Conference logistics and registration management provided by Outreach Process Partners, LLC.

Conference Brochure
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Adobe PDF Conference Kickoff MAFSM 2015
Necolle Maccherone

Adobe PDF Can we weather the storm? The Path to Resilient Infrastructure
Sandra K. Knight

Adobe PDF State of the State’s Floodplains
Dave Guignet

Adobe PDF Hazard Creep: How it can affect SWM retrofit projects
Hal Van Aller

Adobe PDF Utilizing Floodplain Management to Enhance Resiliency in Baltimore City
Zane Hadzick and Kristin Baja

Adobe PDF Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Opportunities: Stormwater, Watersheds, and Floodplain Management
Tom Leigh and Sadie Drescher

Adobe PDF CleanScapes: Howard County Residential Stormwater BMP Financial Incentive Program
Rachel Beebe

Adobe PDF Gray Within Green: Incorporation of both Green Infrastructure and Gray Technology in a Single Combined Stormwater Management Facility Case Study, Washington County, MD
Matt Griffin

Adobe PDF Resiliency From Many Perspectives: Efforts Helping to Bridge Floodplain Language Barriers
Kate Skaggs

Adobe PDF FEMA Sea Level Rise Pilot Study
Charlene Johnston

Adobe PDF Anacostia Flood Risk Reduction Levee Rehabilitation Case Study
Maureen Cissel

Adobe PDF Historic Structures and Flood Mitigation: Existing State Agency Efforts and What Locals Can do to Help
Jen Sparenberg and Kevin Wagner

Adobe PDF Building and Funding a Stormwater Program to Meet Future Needs – Gaithersburg, MD
David Bulova and Meredith Strider

Adobe PDF Applying Technology to Streamline the FEMA Flood Map Appeals Process: A Case Study
Samara Ebinger

Adobe PDF FEMA’s Map Service Center (MSC) and National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) – New Enhancements and the Next Steps Towards Improving Data Access and Usability
Dan Horner

Adobe PDF Lunch: ASFPM Foundation Presentation, MAFSM Business Meeting, Featured Speaker
Ann Terranova, Necolle Maccherone and Lynsey Johnson

Adobe PDF MDE and MEMA Showcase: Panel Presentation with Key Staff from MDE, MEMA, MES, and Others: Beyond the Map: New Resources to Assess, Plan, and Mitigate Flood Risk in Maryland
Dave Guignet, Mark James, Michael Manen, Ginny Smith, Tucker Clevenger and Jason Sevanick

Adobe PDF NPDES Stormwater Permitting Requirements-What 12-SW Means for Industrial Facilities in Maryland
Mary Roman and Manasa Damera

Adobe PDF Using a Systematic Approach to Improve Water Quality Management Effectiveness and Efficiency
Virginia Dadds

Adobe PDF Staying on Top of Green Roofs
Lynn Mayo

Adobe PDF Using Preliminary 2D Hydrodynamic Models to Inform and Justify Complex 1D Models
Jason Coleman

Adobe PDF Structural Inundation Analysis of Non-Accredited Levees
Laura Chap

Adobe PDF Real-Time Flood Forecasting: Opportunities and Challenges for Automating Flood Models
Seth Lawler

Adobe PDF Integrating HEC HMS Generated Flow Hydrographs with FLO-2D
Nanda Meduri

Adobe PDF BMP Assessment Tool: Helping Communities Reduce Water Pollution and Better Plan for the Future
Garrett Skinner

Adobe PDF Quantifying Impervious Surface Baseline Credit through the use of GIS: A Countywide Analysis of Rooftop and Non-Rooftop Disconnection within Howard County, MD
Joe Knieriem and Dawn Blanchard

Adobe PDF Forecasted Rainfall and Detailed Modeling Approach to Determine Flood Elevations in Laurel, MD
Maged Aboelata

Adobe PDF Managing Climate-Related Disasters: Achieving Resiliency through Exercises
Jeff Roth


View the 2015 conference photo gallery