NJAFM 15th Annual Conference

October 27th – 29th, 2020
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Please join us for the 16th 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

CLIMATE ACTION: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year (April 22, 2020), we are reminded that environmental conditions are changing in ways that significantly impact New Jersey communities and residents. Extreme precipitation events, chronic flooding, coastal storms and erosion, sea level rise and other conditions continue to present challenges for floodplain managers throughout the state. At the same time, development and redevelopment is taking place in areas that will remain vulnerable to flooding for years to come. The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) 2020 annual conference will focus on “Climate Action” to address these ongoing challenges, to identify solutions to mitigate the adverse impacts of flood and storm hazards in New Jersey and to adapt to changing conditions in the future.

The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) annual conference is the premier floodplain management conference in the Northeast. With more than 40 speakers and hundreds of participants, this is the conference that regional floodplain managers from the public and private sector plan to attend. In addition, many consulting firms and product vendors associated with floodplain management attend as well.

The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of floodplain management, engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement and emergency management to participate in Plenary Sessions and concurrent technical sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The conference also includes a number of training opportunities and networking events.

The NJAFM 16th annual conference will be held on October 27, 28 and 29, 2020 at the Hard Rock Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The conference includes pre-conference floodplain management training on October 27; our renowned moderated Cracker Barrel session on a wide array of floodplain management topics on the evening of October 27; a full conference program on October 28; a half-day conference program on October 29; and a proctored Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam and Ethics Training session on the afternoon of October 29.

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

Conference Agenda


OCTOBER 27, 28 and 29th 2020

Agenda Updates to follow as they become available.

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: GFM1020
**NOTE: Group Code contains the number “0” **

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 1, 2020

The 16th 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.

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