Monthly Archives: October 2017

Call For Presenters



We invite you to consider joining us and presenting at the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association (LFMA) Annual Conference. Our 35th Annual Conference will be held April 25th-27th, 2018, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The presentations and case studies can cover a wide variety of topics addressing all aspects of Floodplain Management. Acceptable topics are Hazard Mitigation, Planning, Mapping, Modeling, Federal, State and Local Programs, Success Stories, Funding, Permitting, Construction Techniques, Stormwater Management, Community Rating System, Flood Insurance, Hurricane Preparedness and Coastal Protection Issues. LFMA is seeking a broad range of presenters who are associated with all aspects of the floodplain world. Our conference and workshops are accepted for “Continuing Education Credits” by most professional organizations. If it is not accepted by your organization, we are happy to work with you to get it approved.

If you have attended an LFMA conference you can appreciate the professional, yet relaxed atmosphere in which you can learn about floodplain matters while exchanging ideas and information with your peers. If you have not attended or presented at an LFMA conference, we invite you to come and experience our diverse group. This is your opportunity to network and share your valuable knowledge and practical experiences.

We are accepting abstracts that illustrate projects associated with work in floodplain management, while expressing your expertise, knowledge and views. Presentations cannot be longer than one (1) hour and must include time for questions and answers. Proposals constituting sales pitches or advertising for products or services will not be considered.

Please submit:

(1) Abstract of 300 words or less
(2) Presenter contact information
(3) Approximate time needed for your presentation (30 minutes or 60 minutes)

 Use this link to submit your abstract and contact information:

Abstracts must be submitted no later than Friday December 21, 2017. Selected presenters will be notified by email in January 2018. The workshop agenda and registration forms will be emailed in late January. Presentations and Speaker BIO’s will be required by March 25th, 2018.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions regarding a presentation or the conference, please contact Michael Hunnicutt at 504-279-4084 ( or Michelle Gonzales at 504-736-6540 (

Virtual Brown Bag Series

FEMA Region 6 Virtual Brown Bag Series

Introduction  to Base Level Engineering
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00-12:45pm CT
Sign up now through EventBrite. (RSVP by noon CT on October 30th)

Base Level Engineering data is of critical importance in assessing the current flood hazard inventory, creating data building blocks and modeling that can be leveraged and refined. Base Level Engineering provides a platform for communities, states and federal entities to work collectively towards the long term reduction of flood risk throughout the communities we serve.

More resources on flood risk products are available on the website under the Resources and Related Links in the Information for Local Officials section.

Please RSVP for this webinar on this EventBrite page.


Survey on Urban Flooding

The University of Maryland and Texas A&M – Galveston is conducting a scoping study to determine the extent, consequences/magnitude, and possible mitigation measures for urban flooding in the United States. They ask that you complete the following survey, you can help them increase the number of respondents to a point where they are able to give decision makers a true picture of the urban flooding challenge.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. It is not asking you for detailed information, but for a general assessment of the problems you, as practitioners, are encountering and the approaches you believe are most appropriate to deal with urban flooding.

They ask that you complete the survey by 16 October. There is a place in the survey where you can indicate that you would like to receive a copy of the report when it is completed.