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CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

IAFSM Sponsored Conferences & Workshops
(for non-IAFSM sponsored workshops, click here)

IAFSM and ASCE Central Illinois– West Branch Presents

3-Day HEC-RAS, River Analysis System Course

This three-day seminar will prepare participants to set up and run HEC-RAS steady flow applications with a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops taught by renowned instructor David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., CFM, CPESC. Participants will learn the concepts of basic HEC-RAS modeling, as well as how to develop a hydraulic model including bridges, culverts and floodways.

When:
July 28-30, 2014
8 am to 5 pm daily

Where:
Hanson Professional Services
1525 S 6th St.
Springfield, IL

Registration fee:
$700 for members of IAFSM or ASCE and $850 for non-members

(includes lunch for 3 days)
Register online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yfxqp

Deadline:
Registration deadline is one week prior to the course.

Instructor:
David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., CFM, CPESC

PDH’s:
24 PDH’s (12 CECs)

Course Outline:
This seminar will include lectures and hands-on computer workshops to develop a steady state hydraulic model in HEC-RAS and to evaluate the computed results. Hydraulic modeling of bridges, culverts, and floodway evaluations are covered.

Each participant will need to bring a laptop. HEC‐RAS version 4.1 software should be installed prior to the course. The free software can be downloaded at http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-ras/downloads.aspx

Please direct any questions regarding this course (agenda, hotel options, etc.) to Amanda Flegel at (217) 300-3468 or via e-mail at aflegel@illinois.edu.

Download Workshop Flyer


IAFSM and ASCE Central Illinois– West Branch Presents

Stream Restoration Basics

Stream restoration is the reestablishment of the structure and function of a river system. The complex physical, biological, and social nature of streams creates a challenge for improving stream functions and conditions. Because of this complexity, several disciplines need to be included on the design team and often these team members are not fully aware of the thought processes and tools of the other design members.

When:
July 31, 2014
8 am - 12 pm

Where:
Hanson Professional Services
1525 S 6th St.
Springfield, IL

Registration fee:
$150 for members of IAFSM or ASCE and $200 for non-members

(Does not include lunch)
Register online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yfxxj

Deadline:
Registration deadline is one week prior to the course.

Instructor:
David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., CFM, CPESC

PDH’s:
4 PDH’s (3 CECs)

Course Outline:
This short course gives an overall view of the stream restoration process. It also presents some of the tools and computations that each professional uses as part of the design process. The areas to be covered are: Fluvial Geomorphology, Development of Project and Project Team, Hydrology, Hydraulics and Channel Dimensions, Back check of Design.

After completion of this course, the participants will be conversant on important topics with all the design team members in their area of expertise. The participant will also understand the major parts of stream restoration design and how these parts are interrelated to produce a sound and sustaining stream restoration project.

Please direct any questions regarding this course (agenda, hotel options, etc.) to Amanda Flegel at (217) 300-3468 or via e-mail at aflegel@illinois.edu.

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IAFSM and ASCE Central Illinois– West Branch Presents

Ethics for Engineering Professionals and Risk and Uncertainty for Water Resources Engineers

When:
July 31st, 2014
Ethics 1 pm - 3 pm
Risk 3 pm - 5 pm

Where:
Hanson Professional Services
1525 S 6th St.
Springfield, IL

Registration fee:
$150 for members of IAFSM or ASCE and $200 for non-members

(Does not include lunch)
Register online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yfxxr

Deadline:
Registration deadline is one week prior to the course.

Instructor:
David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., CFM, CPESC

PDH’s:
3 PDH’s (3 CECs)

Description:
Ethics for Engineering Professionals: Engineers and academicians consistently face decisions that have associated ethical implications. The safety of the public and the integrity of the institutions that we represent are our primary concerns; however personal gain or time pressures may periodically challenge our commitments. This course covers such topics as what is the difference between a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics, some example Codes of Ethics for public officials, research and publishing ethics for academicians, and some rules of thumbs to help guide your decision making process when encountering ethically challenging situations.

Risk and Uncertainty for Water Resource Engineers: This presentation explores engineering. There will be a focus on the procedure to determine “freeboard” for levee design using the Monte Carlo method as adopted by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Please direct any questions regarding this course (agenda, hotel options, etc.) to Amanda Flegel at (217) 300-3468 or via e-mail at aflegel@illinois.edu.

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Past IAFSM Conferences


NFIP Reform and CRS, August 13, 2013.

Workshop presentations for download:


3-Day Unsteady HEC-RAS Seminar

This three-day seminar will prepare participants to set up and run HEC-RAS unsteady flow applications with a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops taught by renowned instructor Vernon Bonner, P.E. Participants will learn the concepts of basic unsteady flow modeling, as well as how to model bridges, inline and lateral structures, storage areas, and floodways.

Dates:
July 24-26
NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
July 29-31
University of Illinois
2204 Griffith Drive
Champaign, IL

Registration Fee:
$600 (includes breakfast & lunch for 3 days)
Register Online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=bnnpr

Deadline:
Registration deadline is one week prior to course

Instructor:
Vern Bonner, P.E.

PDH's:
21.5 PDH's (12 CECs)

Decription:

This seminar assumes that the participant is familiar with the application of steady‐flow HEC‐RAS. Lectures and hands-on computer workshops will provide the background required to apply the key features in RAS Version 4 and to evaluate the computed results. Participants will know the steps required to process geometry files, add unsteady flow boundary conditions, set up and process an unsteady‐flow solution and evaluate results. Hydraulic modeling of inline and lateral structures, storage areas and connections, and
floodway evaluations are covered.

Each participant should have previous experience with HEC‐RAS and will need to bring a laptop with HEC‐RAS installed.

Please direct any questions to regarding this course (agenda, hotel options, meals, etc.) to Shauna Urlacher at (312) 382‐1294 or via e‐mail at shauna.urlacher@clarkdietz.com.

Course Flyer and Agenda


2013 IAFSM Annual Conference, March 6-7, 2013
Bloomington-Nomral Marriott
Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761

Conference Forms
Conference Flyer & Registration Form - Coming in early January
Exhibitor Form
Sponsor Form

Conference Presentations
(not all presentations are available)

Sessions:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
9:00 am Plenary Session

10:30 am Concurrent Session 1

1A Mitigation

1B Floodplain Modeling

1C Stormwater Tools

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Concurrent Session 2

2A CRS

2B Regulatory

2C BMP's

3:20 pm Concurrent Session 3

3A Flood Insurance

3B Dams and Gates

3C Stormwater Retrofits

3D Regulatory

  • 10 Years After TB 10-01
  • Development and Implementation of the Village of Lakewood's BMP Ordinance
  • 7th Avenue Creek Revitalization Project

Thursday, March 7, 2013
9:00 am Plenary Session

10:10 - 11:00am Follow up discussion on Changes to Stormwater Runoff Standards

10:30 am Concurrent Session 4

4A Mapping

4B Mapping Levees

4C Floodplain Managemet

4D Case Studies

12:00 pm Lunch

    • Awards Luncheon
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Recognition
    • Vendor Door Prizes

1:30 pm Concurrent Session 5

5A Wetlands

5B Restoration

5C HEC-GeoRAS Walk-Through Workshop*

5D BMP Case Studies

* Denotes In Depth Presentation

 


Wetlands Committee
Wetlands Educational Seminar & Field Trip

The Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) are pleased to present a day-long Wetlands Educational Seminar and Field Trip focused on the general topic of “Wetlands of Northeastern Illinois.” This is an introductory “Wetlands for Dummies” educational experience that will include a morning seminar with various speakers from the environmental industry followed by an outing to a local forest preserve to view regionally-significant wetlands, including an ongoing wetland mitigation project. The basics of wetlands and wetland science will be discussed and viewed in action.

The morning seminar portion of the day (approximately 2 hours) will consist of approximately 15-20 minute presentations on selected wetland topics, with question and answer opportunities following each speaker. Planned seminar topics include:

  • “Wetlands 101 – Introduction to Wetlands” – what’s a wetland, why are they protected?
  • Wetlands Regulation – general overview of federal, state and municipal wetland regulations
  • Mitigation – how we create wetlands to replace those impacted
  • Maintenance and Monitoring – why is management of natural areas important

The field trip, immediately following the seminar, will consist of a bus trip departing from the parking lot of CBBEL’s offices in Rosemont, traveling to Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, Illinois. Deer Grove East, a holding of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, is one of the mitigation sites for the O'Hare Modernization Program. The mitigation project area, about 180 acres in size, includes woodland and prairie habitats and wetland habitat types from wet prairie to deeper open water. Most of the wetlands are easily accessible via an existing public trail system…..wear comfortable shoes. We are scheduled to return to CBBEL’s office at approximately 5:00 pm.

Registration deadline is October 5, 2012. Registration will be limited to the first 25 individuals. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline unless the workshop is cancelled, in which case the registration fee will be refunded in full. IAFSM reserves the right to cancel the seminar.

Date: October 11, 2012
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (lunch provided)
Where: Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
9575 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Cost: $10.00
Questions: Sarah Harbaugh
IAFSM@illinoisfloods.org
(630) 443-8145
Workshop Flyer: IAFSM Wetlands Seminar Flyer.pdf

2012 IAFSM Annual Conference, March 14-15, 2012
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont, IL


Conference Photos have been posted!

Workshop Presentation Files for Download
Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:

Conference Forms
Conference Flyer
Conference Registration
Exhibitor Form
Sponsor Form

Sessions:

9:00 am Plenary Session

  • How To Talk To Your Legislator: Representative Mike Fortner
  • Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, Watershed Management & Lt. Governor’s Office (invited)

11:00 am Concurrent Session 1

12:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Concurrent Session 2

4:00 pm Concurrent Session 3

Thursday, March 15, 2012

9:00 am Plenary Session

11:00 am Concurrent Session 4

12:30 pm Awards Luncheon

2:00 pm Concurrent Session 5


Costs of Green and Gray Stormwater Infrastructure
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m.)
Location: NIU Outreach Center, 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Registration fee: Morning & Afternoon Session, including Box Lunch $ 40
Certification Credits: 4 PDH / 3 CEC

There is much information available on green stormwater infrastructure, including design considerations
and methods for modeling its effectiveness. Use of low impact development and BMPs aimed at treating
and/or keeping runoff onsite is increasingly practiced in Illinois and nationally. There is still much debate
and discussion regarding when these methods are cost-effective as compared to more traditional ‘gray’
infrastructure. This workshop will compare costs of green and gray infrastructure and provide considerations
of the elements that influence the selection of one or the other.

This seminar is intended for stormwater engineers, permitting agencies, contractors and developers. The
event will begin with an EPA update on the NPDES Rules Making status and then proceed with providing
a framework of factors that influence the evaluation of cost. Subsequent presentations will then focus on
real-life case studies, presented by both private and public sector subject matter experts. .
Event Highlights:

  • Overview of NPDES rules making update
  • Public sector experiences in addressing green/gray stormwater cost implications
  • Real-life cost case studies from the Mid-west

Conference Downloads


Floodplain Management Workshop
Hosted by the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dupage County, JTK Administration Auditorium
421 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Workshop Downloads:
Floodplain Management Workshop Flyer
Floodplain 101 - Paul Osman, IDNR/OWR
LOMR/CLOMR Process - Chris Hanstad, Illinois State Water Survey
LOMR/CLOMR/PMR (MT-2) Technical Review - Brian Chaille, Illinois State Water Survey


2011 IAFSM Annual Conference, March 8-10, 2011

Conference Photos have been posted!


Workshop Presentation Files for Download
Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:

Pre-Conference Seminars:

Sessions:

Plenary & Lunch:

Wednesday:

Thursday:


Introduction to WinSLAMM
January 27, 2011

Click on the following presentations to download:


Construction & Development Effluent Guidelines
EPA’s 2010 – 2012 Stormwater Rulemaking
(focused on stormwater discharges volumes and hydrology)
December 1, 2010

Click on the following presentations to download:


IDNR-OWR Dinner Seminar
Presented by
Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
&
Environmental Engineering & Water Resources Group
Illinois Section of ASCE
November 10, 2010

Click on the following presentations to download:


Radar Precipitation Seminar
Lisle Police Department - Training Room
August 23, 2010

Some of the presentations from our August 23rd, 2010 seminar, “Radar Precipitation- How it can be used in hydrologic studies to improve calibration”, have been made available by our presenters. Thanks to all our presenters who made this seminar a success.

Click on the following presentations to download:


Construction Erosion Control, Post Construction BMPs, and Illicit Discharge Detection
Strategies for Compliance with Stormwater NPDES Regulations
May 25, 2010, I-Wireless Center, Moline, IL

Workshop Presentation Files for Download
Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:


2010 IAFSM Annual Conference, March 9-10, 2010

Conference Photos have been posted!

Workshop Presentation Files for Download
Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:

Pre-Conference Seminars:

Sessions:

Plenary & Lunch:


MWRDGC Cook County Oridinance and Watershed Studies Dinner Seminar EE&WR,
ASCE, IAFSM
, November 12, 2009
Workshop Presentation Files for Download

Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:


Stormwater Management Committee BMP Design Workshop, September 29, 2009
Workshop Presentation Files for Download

Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:


2009 IAFSM Annual Conference, March 11 & 12, 2009
Workshop Presentation Files for Download

Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:


Stormwater Master Planning Workshop, 9/23/08
Workshop Presentation Files for Download

Powerpoint files .ppt:

Adobe Acrobat files *.pdf:


Non-IAFSM Sponsored Conferences & Workshops

AUGUST WEBINAR

Implementation and Impacts of the 2012 and 2014 Flood Insurance Reform Legislation
Formerly titled, "Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) of 2014
(AKA Grimm-Waters 2014) Meets Biggert-Waters 2012"

Friday, August 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Central Time

1 Core CEC for CFMs

Click here for event flyer
PROMO CODE: GP7WT4
(Chapters & Chapter Membership only)

$45* ASFPM Chapter & Chapter Members (promo code below)
$30* ASFPM Individual Members (login for promo code)
*Event promo code must be entered at registration before submitting payment to receive the preferred rate.

PRESENTERS

Bruce A Bender, CFM
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

Chad Berginnis, CFM
ASFPM Executive Director

All registered participants will receive access to the electronic recording of this eLearning opportunity!


OCTOBER WEBINAR

Finding that Base Flood Elevation (BFE)!
Tools and Techniques for Determining BFEs

Friday, October 10, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Central Time

1 Core CEC for CFMs

Click here for event flyer
PROMO CODE: GP864R
(Chapters & Chapter Membership only)

$55* ASFPM Chapter & Chapter Members (promo code below)
$40* ASFPM Individual Members (login for promo code)
*Event promo code must be entered at registration before submitting payment to receive the preferred rate.

PRESENTER

Brian Varrella, PE, CFM
Floodplain Administrator
City of Fort Collins, CO

All registered participants will receive access to the electronic recording of this eLearning opportunity!


OCTOBER WEBINAR

Ethics for Floodplain Management
Understanding and Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas in Your Role as Floodplain Manager

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Central Time

1 Core CEC for CFMs

Click here for event flyer
PROMO CODE: G45P3
(Chapters & Chapter Membership only)

$55* ASFPM Chapter & Chapter Members (promo code below)
$40* ASFPM Individual Members (login for promo code)
*Event promo code must be entered at registration before submitting payment to receive the preferred rate.

PRESENTERS

Jessica Baker, PE, PMP, CFM
Water Resources Dept. Manager
Halff Associates, Inc.

John Ivey, PE, CFM
Vice President
Halff Associates, Inc.

All registered participants will receive access to the electronic recording of this eLearning opportunity!


OCTOBER WEBINAR

Introduction to Social Media for Floodplain Managers
Social Media Landscape 2013

Thursday, October 23, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Central Time


OCTOBER WORKSHOP

NMFPW - National Mitigation FloodProofing Workshop

October 27-30, 2014
Denver, Colorado

The theme of this year's workshop is "Investing in Resiliency"

Flooding is the nation's #1 hazard. Add to that a lot of infrastructure and development that is either at moderate or high risk of flooding. How do we mitigate against this flood risk? How do we make sure what is being developed now isn't at risk in the future.

The National Flood Mitigation and FloodProofing Workshop focuses on these questions and in the workshop you will learn tools and techniques that floodplain managers, emergency managers, property owners, and others can use to reduce flood risk. We will highlight the latest in mitigation and floodproofing techniques (elevation, acquisition, wet and dry floodproofing, codes and regulations, easements, warning systems, etc.), products, success stories, funding programs and funding application processes and much more!

CFM attendees who participate in the entire workshop will receive 12 Core CECs

Are you a State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) staffer of a state mitigation program? You get your own day including an offering of the SHMO 101 course which will be taught by current SHMOs. Other attendees have the option to attend half-day training workshops. Finally, exhibitors will showcase the state-of-the-art in materials, services, equipment, accessories and techniques early in the week.

The early bird registration discount ends October 3rd, so register today!

For full workshop details please visit the workshop webpage:http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=803

(or navigate to the bottom of the ASFPM homepage at ASFPM's website www.floods.org and click the workshop logo).


Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS)

If you’re interested in presenting at the 2015 conference, the deadline for oral abstracts is Friday, September 26th. If this is too short of notice, I’m sure an extension can be granted as long as you contact Barbara Heitkamp prior to the deadline.

If you are unable to attend, please consider joining the community by contacting Barbara to get on the email list (she really only sends out a handful of emails a year) to stay up-to-date with webinars, resources, website updates, and future conferences. Alternatively, you can join the LinkedIn group to get many of the same updates and also connect to other stream restoration folks in the Upper Midwest. https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4130460&trk=my_groups-tile-grp

Download 2015 UMSRS Flyer

Download PRRSUM Brochure


Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Training Opportunities

Through its courses and integrated programs, EMI serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of State, local, and Tribal government officials; volunteer organizations; FEMA’s disaster workforce; other Federal agencies; and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the American public. EMI curricula are structured to meet the needs of this diverse audience with an emphasis on separate organizations working together in all-hazards emergencies to save lives and protect property. Particular emphasis is placed on governing doctrine such as the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System, and the National Preparedness Guidelines.

EMI provides a wide range of training opportunities and upcoming training includes:

  • HAZUS (7/22) and
  • NFIP/CRS (7/29)

The Emergency Management Institute news and schedules are available here: http://training.fema.gov/EMI/#News

Courses are held at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  For more information, please go to: http://training.fema.gov/emicourses or contact the Admissions Office at (301) 447-1035 or via email at netc-admissions@dhs.gov .  Send completed applications to your State Training Officer for approval.  The State will then forward them to Admissions. 

If interested, apply immediately!

 

 

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