This Call for Abstracts is your invitation to join a broad range of professionals from New York State and beyond to be part of a dialogue to address issues associated with floodplain and stormwater management. The presenters and attendees will include elected officials, scientists, engineers, surveyors, regulators, code officials, emergency managers, insurance agents, real estate professionals, conservationists, and vendors.
This year’s program agenda will include:
• Workshops and plenary sessions on recent flood events, response and recovery, and hazard mitigation; levees; stormwater management; the National Flood Insurance Program; and other topics of interest to attendees.
• In addition to planned sessions, please consider submitting one or more abstracts for the plenary or breakout sessions on April 29. We will consider presentations related, but not limited to the following topics:
Post Flood Recovery and Rebuilding
Climate Change, its Impacts and Adaptation
Great Lakes issues
Levee issues (including modeling, mapping, inspections, policies)
Stormwater management for existing and new development, including green infrastructure
Coastal floodplain mapping and flood protection
Recent flood events: impacts, mitigation, recovery, challenges, and success stories
Flood risk communication and awareness
Wetlands and streams, including flooding impacts, mitigation, and restoration
Flood modeling techniques
Partnerships in outreach and training
Risk MAP Program
Regional Climate and Hydrology
Post Disaster Response, Recovery and Mitigation
Hazard Mitigation Success Stories
Anyone wishing to present is requested to submit (via email) a brief description of the proposed presentation (please use MSWord). Primary presenters for the plenary and breakout sessions will receive free registration for the day of the presentation (April 29, 2014). (Note: Only one free registration will be provided for each presentation). Presentations will generally be 20 minutes in length with time immediately afterward for questions. We are also accepting applications to present workshops of between two and six hours for April 27 or 28.
For either a plenary/breakout presentation or a workshop, please provide the name(s) of author(s), presentation title, and brief abstract. The lead presenter should provide a short bio, his/her title, place of employment, telephone number, and e-mail address. Email your proposed presentation description by Friday, December 12, 2014, to Jen Marcy at Jennifer.Marcy@atkinsglobal.com. Jen can also be contacted at (716) 939-3553.
December 14, 2014 Abstracts are due via email
January 30, 2015 Authors will be notified of acceptance
March 1, 2015 For Workshops only: deadline for submission of agenda and presentation files in order to allow for certification of Continuing Education Credits/Units from several organizations
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities:
Sponsors and Exhibitors are a very important part of our event. For more information, a Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information Form and Exhibitor agreement are forthcoming. Our sponsorship contact is:
Russell Houck, P.E., CFM