IAFSM Publications

IAFSM H&H Model Review 2023

Flood of 1993 Video from March 2018 IAFSM Conference 

R.A.F.T. IAFSM Guide 2021

Analysis of the 1991 and 1992 Floodproofing Open Houses

How to Conduct a Floodproofing Open House

Analysis of the IHDA Floodproofing Loan Program

Guide to Flood Protection in Northeastern Illinois

Designed to give the reader an overview of steps that can be taken to protect a property from damage from the type of surface water flooding and sewer backup that faces most of northeastern Illinois.

Copies of the "Guide..." can be provided in Microsoft Word to local officials who wish to reproduce it locally or to have a locally-tailored version.   

 Storms & Floods, Fall 2005

Intended to reach a wide audience of those interested in protecting people, property and natural functions from flood damage caused by nature and human development.

To request any of these IAFSM publications, call 630-443-8145 or email:

2015 Illinois Flood Symposium

Report from the one day symposium hosted by The Illinois Association for Stormwater and Floodplain Management with the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation to address flood risk in Illinois.

IL Flood Risk Symposium

IL Symposium Breakout Notes

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office of Water Resources is the State Agency charged with managing the rivers, lakes, and streams of Illinois.  The IDNR/OWR has a variety of resources to help local officials with floodplain management.


FEMA Releases Updates to NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 and 5 (March 25, 2020)

FEMA Mitigation Publications Web URL's

Related Publications

A Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings for Dam and Levee Emergencies

The audience for this guidebook is people involved with providing emergency messages and information to the public during times of impending flooding from dams and levees.

Example plans for Floodplain Management Planning credit

This example booklet provides communities interested in Floodplain Management Planning credit, under the Community Rating System (CRS), detailed information into the planning process and procedures to make the plan successful. Provided by FEMA.

Protecting Floodplain Resources, A Guidebook for Communities, Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force, 1995

Written to introduce local officials and citizens to natural resources in floodplains and to suggest strategies for wise management of those areas. Includes case studies. 40 pages. Available free from FEMA Publications, 800/480-2520.

Multi-Objective Management (M.O.M.) Resource Directory 

M.O.M. is a stand-alone, Windows-based database that contains more than 300 assistance programs offered by private, state, and federal sources. By typing in keywords, the user can locate information about relevant programs. This database is available free of charge from the National Park Service.

For additional information, contact David Thomson, Program Manager (Midwest Region), at Telephone: 402-661-1570, E-mail:, Address: Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102.

Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service's Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (

Illinois NLRS Stormwater Resource Repository

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (Illinois NLRS or the Strategy)is a framework for using science, technology and industry experience to assess and reduce nutrient loss to Illinois waters and the Gulf of Mexico. The Strategy builds upon existing programs to optimize nutrient loss reduction while promoting increased collaboration, research, and innovation among the private sector, academia, non-profits, wastewater agencies, and state and local government. Below are links to the strategy document and agency web sites.

Excess nutrients originate from sources ranging from wastewater treatment effluent to agricultural runoff to urban stormwater. The Strategy established an Urban Stormwater Working Group (USWG) to address the latter. USWG members have compiled an extensive resource list that covers a wide range of topics including data and tools, green infrastructure BMP design, education, and policy. Click here to access the list.

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Depart of Agriculture 

Illinois Council on Best Management Practices


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