Meet the STARRs of the 2010 ASFPM Annual National Conference

Orlando, FL — PBS&J, managing partner of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR) Joint Venture with G&O, Stantec, and CDM, will share valuable information with flood experts at the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Conference, May 17-20, 2010. Nearly 1,200 conference attendees are expected to convene at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where they will have opportunities to network and explore emerging strategies, technology, and applications in floodplain management.

Joshua Price, senior project manager at PBS&J, will be hosting a live demonstration of Flood Map Desktop™ (FMD)—the premier software extension to ESRI’s ArcGIS Geographic Information System (GIS) software that produces FEMA flood hazard mapping products. As FEMA decommissions the DFIRM tools, don’t miss these dates for valuable insight to complete Risk MAP projects with the FMD software solution:

    * Tuesday, May 18 at 10:30 AM
    * Wednesday, May 19 at 1:30 PM

Several PBS&J staff will be on site teaching at these sessions:

Tuesday, May 18
    * Session A6—Garrett Skinner—Outreach Tools for Rural Communities
    * Session A8—Gary Guhl—Map Modernization Protocol for Bridge Replacement Projects
    * Session C6—Garrett Skinner—Mandatory Flood Insurance Requirements vs. Recommended Purchase: A Focus on the Atlanta Floods

Wednesday, May 19
    * Session E7—Amy Bergbreiter—Log-Pearson Type III Moment Estimation: An Evaluation with Georgia Gage Data

Thursday, May 20
    * Session F3—Manny Perotin—After the Flood: Identifying and Applying the Key Lessons
    * Session F6B—Duke Altman—A “Green” Future for Storm Water and Greenway Management in Norman, Oklahoma
    * Session G5—Laura Rightler—The Impact of Dam Breach Inundation of Floodplains: A Comparative Mapping Assessment of the Residual Risk to Riverine Flood Zones
    * Session G8—Chris Budd—DFIRMS: Now That You Have Them, What Do You Do With Them?

Stop by Booth #317 to talk with PBS&J staff and learn more about what PBS&J can do for your organization.

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