Concurrent Technical Session 3 | October 17, 2019 11:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSION 3
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019   |   11:00 am

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TRACK 1   |   STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

Title: Stormwater Resilience – Anywhere, Anytime
Presented by:
Manny Montero |  Xylem Inc

Abstract:

Knowledge and decision making is critical during storm events when the weather conditions can change rapidly. Cloud based SCADA systems are ideal for this. The Cloud based SCADA can remotely communicate with the local devices to understand the condition and operation of a stormwater pump station. No matter where your personnel are or when they want to view the condition of your utility, they can do so by using any mobile device.

Two-way communication is required for these remotely located stormwater pump stations so that quick decisions can be made. A Cloud-based SCADA solution can collect data from all of the remote devices, but to pair a Cloud-based SCADA solution with an Intelligent Pump Station Manager, which collects more reliable data, allows the utility to be proactive towards stormwater management.

The result is the implementation of a predictive monitoring and control system. The predictive program can analyze the collected data and inform the utility staff about what is going to happen. This is crucial when operating equipment during a heavy storm, because it saves staff from having to travel during harsh storms. By increasing it to the next step of predictive programming you are also actively preventing stormwater overflows and minimizing wear on the equipment to increase asset longevity.

The discussion will be to educate the audience on why implementing a cloud-based SCADA solution is the best fit for stormwater resiliency. We will do so by providing some examples of how this has been implemented previously in New Jersey.

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Title: Improved Stormwater Management Through Wastewater Pumping Best Practices
Presented by:
Ryan Booth  |  PSI Process

Abstract:

We propose to increase storm water pump station resiliency, reliability and redundancy incorporating the best practices of wastewater pumping stations into the design of storm water pump stations and other storm control assets. We have had several stations that have adopted additional features ranging from formed intake and screening to remote monitoring and controls to the end users’ benefit.

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Title: County Route 530 South, Pemberton
Road Improvement Project, Phase 2

Presented by:
Lori Wade, PE  |  Michael Baker

Abstract:

Burlington County started construction on County Route 530, South Pemberton Road, in December 2017. The project was a top priority for Burlington County due to the high crash rate history including 600 traffic accidents during a recent eight-year period with 17 fatalities. Michael Baker provided preliminary and final design services for the project which included roadway design, drainage design and analysis, hydraulic analysis for culvert replacement, MPT design and extensive stormwater management design and environmental permitting. Stormwater management facilities include thirteen (13) bioretention swales, 6 (six) detention/infiltration basins, and several water quality treatment devices designed in accordance with NJDEP and NJ Pinelands Commission regulations. Hazardous material investigation was also necessitated by the presence of gas stations and underground and above ground storage tanks (UST/AST), as well as the performance of asbestos surveys due to building demolition. Additionally, roadway development impacts to adjacent farmlands required extensive coordination efforts with NJDEP, Burlington County, and the Pinelands Commission for the acquisition of farmland protected under Pinelands regulations.

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TRACK 2   |   FLOOD MODELING

Title: 1D or 2D Modeling…Let’s Determine! 
Presented by:
Rebecca Starosta, PE  |  AECOM

Abstract:

FEMA Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Regulatory guidance is predominantly focused on one-dimensional (1D) models, leaving some interpretation when it comes to flood studies developed using fully two-dimensional (2D) or hybrid 1D/2D methods. Recent advancements in 2D modeling techniques and the release of HEC-RAS Version 5 have resulted in more frequent use of 2D modeling, ultimately leading to questions on the development of standard regulatory products (such as FIS profiles, floodways etc.), and how to best manage 2D floodplains while taking advantage of the regulatory and non-regulatory information available. This presentation will help the audience make decisions when selecting approaches for projects on whether 1D or 2D is more appropriate. This will also discuss what is necessary to incorporate 2D results into regulatory products, and how to use results, the regulatory products.

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Title: CAT Flood Modeling – Showcasing the True Risk 
Presented by:
Holly Widen, PhD  |  RMS

Abstract:

Both private and now the NFIP RR 2.0 use flood models to predict risk. RMS, the leading global risk modeling and analytics firm, announces the release of its US Inland Flood High Definition (HD) model. In this presentation Holly will explain how flooding is the most frequent and widespread peril in the U.S. and has historically been difficult to model and insure due to its relative complexity and the lack of quality data available. RMS has leveraged extensive expertise in flood modeling to bring to market an innovative solution that solves for these existing market challenges. The new RMS US Inland Flood HD Model accounts for all types of inland floods, including those induced by both tropical cyclone and non-tropical cyclone rainfall, and is coupled with the RMS North Atlantic Storm Surge Model to provide a comprehensive view of inland flood risk alongside hurricane-driven coastal flood and wind risk. The market demand for flood insurance is growing, but to date the industry has lacked a tool to enable a rigorous and comprehensive treatment of all sources of flood risk. We are excited that our investment of over 60 man-years of development effort have culminated in a tool that meets this broad market requirement.” RMS HD Inland Flood Model also takes the challenge of data availability head on, with first-of-its-kind capabilities to account for key drivers of flood risk, including employing intelligent modeling techniques to account for key structural attributes such as first floor height and basement characteristics. The model also includes the first market-wide solution to account for the presence of all defenses that help mitigate flood risk, even in the absence of this information being available in public datasets.

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TRACK 3   |  HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT APPLICATION GUIDANCE

Title: FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Tips and “Tricks
Presented by:
Jon Cubuju  |  NJOEM

Abstract:

Learn from experts at NJOEM on how to improve and better support your Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) for HMA. As a major component of a subgrantee’s application, the BCA can make or break your proposed project. This session will complement your basic understanding of the FEMA BCA module.

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Title: Putting your best foot forward – Hazard Mitigation Assistance Applications
Presented by:
Chris Testa |  NJOEM
Jillian Stokley | NJOEM

Abstract:

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) receives grant applications with a range of quality. Learn from the reviewers how to improve your application. The presenters from NJOEM will use examples from “prized” applications and from those that didn’t measure up.

Moderated by:
Brad Waugh |  State Hazard Mitigation Officer
NJOEM

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TRACK 4  |  FLOOD HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & MITIGATION

Title: Mapping the Future of FEMA Products in New Jersey 
Presented by:
Shudipto Rahman |  FEMA Region 2

Abstract:

Find out the status of FEMA products and innovation in this information session. You will get an update on the ongoing flood hazard analysis and mapping on New Jersey’s coast, and generally, the future state of flood hazard mapping (including future conditions) for all zones. Learn about the latest in all hazard risk assessments. Big changes are coming flood insurance pricing – you’ll be educated early on Risk Rating 2.0. Come with questions.

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Title: Promoting Advanced Collaborations in Support of Communities Managing Substantial Damage Under the NFIP 
Presented by:
Scott Duell  |  FEMA Region 2

Abstract:

Join FEMA Region II’s Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch Chief to examine your community’s important charge in assessing impacts to structures post disaster. You can better prepare during “blue sky” days to be effective – this session will teach you how, including what resources are available. Learn how to estimate the repair costs and defend your substantial damage determination. Stay ahead of the storm by collaborating with the Region, NJDEP and fellow communities in preparing your game plan.

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Title: Sector Approaches to Mitigation 
Presented by:
Jack Heide  |  FEMA Region 2

Abstract:

Are you incorporating risk and mitigation actions for all sectors of your community? Jack Heide, Community Planner with FEMA Region II, will examine best practices and examples of incorporating different sectors into mitigation projects and planning. Broaden your connectivity when updating your multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and in developing mitigation projects. Use the planning process to engage diverse stakeholders. County OEM coordinators and planning departments, municipalities and consultants are encouraged to attend this session.

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TRACK 5   |  NEW JERSEY’S FLOOD HAZARD AREA CONTROL ACT RULES

Presented by:
Vince Mazzei, PE  |  NJDEP, Division of Land Use Regulation