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CAFM 8th Annual Conference – December 7-9, 2021


The Connecticut Association of Flood Managers (CAFM) convened its eighth Annual Conference and Meeting in a Virtual Format over three days from December 7th through 9th, 2021.  Approximately 40 CAFM members attended all three days, with approximately 30-40 additional attendees attending portions of the conference.  Attendees included municipal staff, consultants, state government employees, federal government employees, and academia.

This was CAFM’s second foray into using a virtual conference format and the experience was generally positive.  We look forward to having more events in 2022!

If you are a CFM, please note that attending our 2021 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) Certificates of attendance are available upon request for those who may need them (for example, for AICP credit).

Most of the presentations from the conference are available to download below.  If you are a CAFM member and interested in viewing recordings of the conference, please contact us.

Day 1 – December 7, 2021

Ifkovic (CT DEEP) – State of Connecticut NFIP Update

Hodgkins (USGS) – Historical Flood Trends and Attribution in the Northeast

Vinukollu (Munich RE) – Community Catastrophe Insurance

Rulli (Town of Warren, RI) and Robinson (Fuss & O’Neill) – The Market to Metacom Project:  Climate Resilience and Economic Development Plan

Day 2 – December 8, 2021

Lombard (USGS) – Flood Documentation and Mapping of 2018 Nor’easters in Coastal Massachusetts and Outreach Tools for understanding Flood Risk

Webb (Town of Easthampton, MA) and Busa (Fuss & O’Neill) – Green Infrastructure Master Planning for Stormwater-Driven Flooding Hazards

Lanzafame (City of New London, CT) – City of New London Stormwater Management – Recommendations, Challenges, and Funding Options

Murphy and Lund (CIRCA) – Resilient CT Update, Municipal Resilience Grant Program

Day 3 – December 9, 2021

Lawrence (Aquarion) and Canas (Tighe & Bond) – Farms Road Reconstruction

Rupp (USACE) and Harrigan, Hurley, and Pulie (Town of Fairfield, CT) – Fairfield and New Haven Counties, CT Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

Bent (USGS) – Flood Inundation Mapping Science

Vallee (NOAA) – Torrential Rains from Slow Moving Tropical Systems – Is This the New Normal?