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CAFM 7th Annual Conference – December 8-10, 2020


The Connecticut Association of Flood Managers (CAFM) convened its seventh Annual Conference and Meeting in a Virtual Format over three days from December 8th through 10th, 2020.  Approximately 35 CAFM members attended all three days, with approximately 20 additional attendees attending portions of the conference. Attendees included municipal staff, consultants, state government employees, federal government employees, and academia.

This was CAFM’s first foray into using a virtual conference format and the experience was generally positive.  We look forward to having more events in 2021!

If you are a CFM, please note that attending our 2020 conference makes you eligible for 3.0 CECs!  We will be sending the CFM attendee list to ASFPM. If you do not receive a certificate at the conference and you need one for your records, please email us at contactcafm (at)

Most of the presentations from the conference are available to download:

Day 1 – December 8, 2020

Audet (Fuss & O’Neill) – Hybrid Design Approaches To Reduce Flooding in an Urban Watershed

Onat (UConn CIRCA) – Development of High Resolution Long Island Sound Model to Estimate Annual Exceedance Probability of Storms

Picardi (OTT Hydromet) – Data Collection for Intense Rain Events / Flood Warning (Meeting Series 440 and 610 of the CRS)

Otis (Fuss & O’Neill) – Town of Windsor Locks StreamFlooding & Sedimentation Study

Day 2 – December 9, 2020

Brudz (Milone & MacBroom) – Elevating CRS Outreach Using Online Resources and Creative Design

Wiberg (Fuss & O’Neill) – Enhancing Community Resiliency for Climate Change through Salt Marsh Elevation Enhancement Restoration Projects

Kaput (FEMA) – Disaster Recovery Reform Act and Substantial Damage

Azinheira, Wu, & Moonan (Tighe & Bond) – Modeling Sea Level Rise and Urban Flooding for a Massachusetts Coastal Community (Quincy)

Day 3 – December 10, 2020

SIlcox (Fuss & O’Neill) – Creative Design Solutions to Mitigate Flooding Impacts in a Coastal Residential Neighborhood (Bayview Beach)

Murphy (Milone & MacBroom) – Resilient Connecticut Update

Slovin (Milone & MacBroom) – Analyzing Flood Risk and Other Metrics to Guide Flood Impervious Surface Mitigation in Holyoke

White & Linehan (Fuss & O’Neill) – Montgomery Mill: Preserving the Past While Protecting the Future