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CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

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

3-Day Civil 3D, Flood Analysis and Stormwater Tools Training

This 3-day course will include short lectures followed by hands-on computer workshops, which will include training on the fundamentals of Civil 3D 2016 and the stormwater tools associated with the software.

When:
February 16-18, 2016
8 am to 5 pm

Where:
V3 Companies
7325 Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517

Registration Fee:
$900 (includes breakfast & lunch for 3 days)
Register Online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pyfmk

Deadline:
February 5, 2016

Instructors:
Kevin L. Stacy, PS
Leo Lavayen

PDH's
24 PDH's

Course Description:
IAFSM has partnered with Advanced Solutions to provide a custom Civil 3D training tailored to meet the specific needs of the IAFSM members. Advanced Solutions is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) and Autodesk Platinum Partner that o6ers a wide range of Autodesk certified training. This 3-day course will include short lectures followed by hands-on computer workshops, which will include training on the fundamentals of Civil 3D 2016 and the stormwater tools associated with the software. Each participant will receive a copy of “AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press,” which serves as an excellent reference during and after the course. Prior to taking the course, attendees should be familiar with AutoCAD.

Each participant will need to bring a laptop with Civil 3D 2016 installed. http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-civil-3d/free-trial.

Please direct any questions to regarding this course to Shauna Urlacher at (630) 729-6160 or via e-mail at surlacher@v3co.com.

Course Flyer and Agenda


FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Workshop
Hosted by the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management

When:
March 8, 2016
1 pm to 5 pm, (Please arrive at 12:45 to allow time to check in.)

Where:
Tinley Park Convention Center - Holiday Inn Tinley Park
18451 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477

Registration:
$80
Register Online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pptkf
Contact Sarah Harbaugh at iafsm@illinoisfloods.org or 630-443-8145 with questions.
Each attendee will receive a certificate for appropriate PDHs, and CECs.

Deadline:
March 1, 2016

Instructor:
Tami Phillips. FEMA Region V

Workshop Description: How to understand FEMA’s Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool
This workshop is designed as a refresher course for professionals familiar with submitting hazard mitigation projects to IEMA. Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) is used to evaluate proposed hazard mitigation projects prior to funding to validate cost effectiveness. The tool uses project information to determine the benefits of a mitigation project are greater than the cost. The end result is a benefit-cost ratio (BCR), which is derived from a project’s total net benefits divided by its total project cost and must be 1.0 or greater. Although the preparation of a BCA is a technical process, FEMA has developed software, written materials, and training to assist the application developer with completing a BCA to submit with the project application.

The BCA Tool consists of guidelines, methodologies and software modules for a range of major natural hazards including: Flood (Riverine, Coastal Zone A, Coastal Zone V), Hurricane Wind, Hurricane Safe Room, Damage-Frequency Assessment, Tornado Safe Room, Earthquake, and Wildfire.

This workshop will introduce the newest release, BCA 5.2.1; demonstrate the Flood, Damage Frequency and Tornado Safe Room modules with examples developed from actual projects; discuss the required documentation to be submitted with the BCA; and address common errors.

Tami Phillips. FEMA Region V, will present this workshop. As the regional subject matter expert (SME) for Benefit Cost Analysis, she provides technical support to all six states in Region V, the Hazard Mitigation Assistance branch and Public Assistance with developing and reviewing the benefit cost analysis required for mitigation funding. She has been instrumental in assisting with the development of the benefit cost tool, testing many versions and participating in focus groups. She is a certified instructor and has conducted trainings at the Emergency Management Institute and at various state facilities throughout the United States.

Workshop Flyer


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

From Concrete to Grass Roots: Community Strategies to Reduce Flood Risk
A Seminar for Community Officials

February 3, 2016, 1-4:30 pm

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, 1904 W. 174th Street, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Seminar Description:
Join fellow community officials for a FREE informational seminar to learn more about urban flood initiatives, mitigation, and outreach concepts to reduce flood risk for residents of your community! Workshop will include presentations by FEMA, IDNR, ISWS, Cook County, MWRD, Metropolitan Planning Council, Center for Neighborhood Technology and the communities of Glenview and Blue Island.

Seminar Flyer


Emergency Management Institute
Course: E0278 National Flood Insurance Program/Community Rating System

April 18-21, July 18-21, September 19-22, 2016

Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Emergency Training Center (NETC), Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course Description:
This course covers the Community Rating System (CRS), a nationwide initiative of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It describes activities eligible for credit under the 2013 CRS Coordinator’s Manual, how a community applies, and how a community modifies an application to improve its classification.

Course Flyer


Emergency Management Institute
Course: E0273 Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program

March 7–10, June 27–30 and September 12–15, 2016

Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Emergency Training Center (NETC), Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course Description:
This course provides an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Course Flyer


Emergency Management Institute
Course: E0194 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts

April 11–14, 2016

Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Emergency Training Center (NETC), Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course Description:
This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive course covering National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Rules and Regulations in Depth, Local Floodplain Manager Roles and Responsibilities, Letters of Map Change and Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities. Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in detail.

Course Flyer


Emergency Management Institute
E0282 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts II

July 11– 4, 2016

Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Emergency Training Center (NETC), Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course Description:
This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive course covering placement of Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles in the Floodplain, National Flood Insurance Program Flood Insurance Principles for the Floodplain Manager, Higher Standards in Floodplain Management and Hydrology and Hydraulics for the Floodplain Manager. Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in detail.

Course Flyer


Emergency Management Institute
E0284 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III

August 29 – September 1, 2016

Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Emergency Training Center (NETC), Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course Description:
This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive course covering Floodway Standards, Disconnects between NFIP Regulations and Insurance, Common Noncompliance Issues, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage. Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in detail.

Course Flyer

 

 

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