Date: September 5, 2017 – September 8, 2017
Location: Long Beach, California, United States

This popular event brings together nearly 600 attendees from government, academia, private sector, and non-profits to discuss the latest strategies, tools, and technologies in floodplain and flood risk management. The conference offers critical policy panel discussions, an extensive multi-tract technical program, invaluable networking opportunities, and professional training workshops. For more information, visit the Floodplain Management Association (FMA).

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Conference Presentations

Tetra Tech is proud to be home to leading experts across the markets we serve. Our staff regularly share their knowledge by researching, presenting, and facilitating discussion on emerging topics in their fields.

Tuesday, September 5

9:00 a.m.

Workshop: How to Review 2D Models and What to Include in FEMA Submittals
Instructor: Dragi Stefanovic

Wednesday, September 6

2:30 p.m.

Session: Streambed Design – Know your Flow!
Title: Estimating Scour Risk Potential at Pipeline Crossings of Mobile-Bed Streams
Presenter: Dragi Stefanovic


Title: Integrating Efforts to Revitalize the Los Angeles River: The Importance Of Alternative Financing Partnerships
Presenter: Ira Artz

4:00 p.m.

Session: Flood Informed Decision-Making Strategies
Title: Case Studies in Risk Informed Decision Making for Project Prioritization
Presenter: Scott Vose; Patti Sexton (co-author)


Session: Multi-Objective Floodplains
Title: Setting the New Standard for Strategically Integrated Watershed Master Plans
Co-author: Chad Helmle

Thursday, September 7

9:00 a.m.

Session: Stream Restoration Methods/Challenges - Sinking the Bank Shot! 
Chair: Jeanne Ruefer

11:00 a.m.

Session: Levees – Threat Assessment 
Title: Mobile Mapping – What Can It Tell Us About the Condition of Levees?
Presenter: Orlando Lopez; Patti Sexton (co-author)

4:00 p.m.

Session: 2D Dam Breach Modeling 
Title: Integrating FLO-2D Pro Dam Breach Analysis and Inundation Mapping With CalOES Dam Failure Guidelines
Presenter: Dragi Stefanovic