The Digital Age of Flood and Stormwater Management

The 2023 Spring Technical Workshop focused on the increased availability of data and advances in technology that allow state, local, and tribal officials and the private sector to better understand and manage flood risk and build community resilience. Never has data been more available or accessible for local floodplain and stormwater officials. Attendees from the public, and private sectors working in communities from rural to urban will benefit from this workshop. Individuals are encouraged to submit abstracts addressing various related topics, from mapping and modeling to innovating design and construction techniques.


Oklahoma NFIP Program Update, Jon Phillips, CFM, State NFIP Coordinator, OWRB

The Evolution of Technology in Floodplain Management, Brandon Claborn, PE, CFM, Meshek & Associates and Chris Hill, GISP, CFM, Meshek & Associates

FEMA’s Future of Flood Risk Data Initiative, Will Lehman, Economist Water Resources Systems Division Hydrologic Engineering Center, USACE

Using National and Regional Tools to Update Community Mitigation Plans with Limited Assistance, Darrian Bertrand, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, University of Oklahoma Annie Vest, National Hazard Mitigation Association/Freese & Nichols

FEMA’S High Hazard Potential Dam Program, Natalie Orbesen, CFM, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Accessing Resilience Funding for Rural Communities, Monica Cardin, CFM, Hagerty Consulting

How to Analyze Downstream Impacts from New Development, Johnny Barron, P.E., CFM, City of Altus

National Weather Service Flood Product Advancement, Nicole McGavock, Service Hydrologist, Meteorologist National Weather Service Tulsa Forecast Office