NJAFM 15th Annual Conference

October 15th – 17th, 2019
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Please join us for the 15th Annual New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Conference & Exhibition.

Attend meetings and seminars with colleagues and guest speakers covering topics, including hazard mitigation, flood insurance, infrastructure, mapping, planning, flood modeling, regulations, floodproofing, stormwater management, flood proofing, construction standards and more. Click here for the full conference agenda

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About the Conference

One Water: Connecting the Dots of Floodplain Management

Floodplain management encompasses a number of natural resources and man-made systems that share a common denominator – water. Floodwater, stormwater, wastewater, surface water, groundwater, and tidal water are all connected in some way, especially in a small, densely developed, water-rich state like New Jersey.

As we experience more frequent and intense storms and precipitation events, and as we continue to develop and redevelop our communities, understanding these interconnections becomes critical to protecting people and property, enhancing the beneficial functions of natural resources, and maintaining water systems and infrastructure in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.

The 2019 NJAFM annual conference will bring people together from various sectors in order to promote multi-objective outcomes, by identifying common ground and overlaps in the respective work that we do. Looking at floodplain management from this perspective allows us to consider a full range of water-related impacts and to leverage our collective energy and resources to achieve common goals.
In addition, the conference provides an opportunity to recognize floodplain management professionals through the NJAFM awards and the NJAFM/FEMA Community Rating System awards.

As always, Continuing Education Credits will be available for Professional Engineers, Professional Planners, Certified Floodplain Managers and Municipal Construction Code Officials.

Conference Agenda


OCTOBER 15, 16 & 17, 2019


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Location & Accommodations

Conference Location:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Hotel Reservations:
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Discounted Hotel Rates Available with Group Code: GNJAOF9

Call for Abstracts

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 1, 2019

The 15th annual NJAFM conference will highlight activities that have proven effective in protecting people and property from the impact of floods and storms, and the importance of maintaining these core activities through comprehensive hazard mitigation efforts.

The NJAFM Conference Committee invites your active participation by submitting an abstract for presentation at this important conference. Suggested topics include:
• Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping
• National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
• Shoreline Stabilization
• Stormwater Management
• Code Enforcement
• Community Rating System (CRS)
• Flood Standards and Regulations
• Flood Vulnerability Assessments
• Emergency Management
• Regional Sediment Management
• Hazard Mitigation Planning
• Education, Outreach, Awareness
• Property Acquisition
• Climate Change
• Structural Elevation and Floodproofing
• Professional Development
• Flood Modeling
• Water Resource Management
• Habitat Restoration
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Presentation Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should identify the presenter, presenter’s affiliation and presentation title. In addition, the presenter should identify which topical area is the best fit for the presentation.

Presentation length will be limited to 20 minutes, as part of a 1.5-hour concurrent session, with three presenters per session. Adequate time is provided for moderated Q/A during each session. Powerpoint or other visual aids are encouraged.

Please note:
• Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019
• Presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 1, 2019
• Presenters who are accepted are required to register and pay for the conference.