Call for Abstracts - NeFSMA 11th Annual Conference

February 06, 2019 9:32 AM | Lori Laster (Administrator)

Call for Abstracts

Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association

Eleventh Annual Conference

“What Can Green Do For You?”

July 11, 2019

Lied Lodge

Nebraska City, NE


The Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NeFSMA) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for our Eleventh Annual Conference.  NeFSMA is seeking professional and student abstracts for oral presentations that are applicable to one of the three conference topic areas listed below. This year’s conference theme is: “What Can Green Do For You?”. Presentations with an emphasis on green space and green infrastructure links to stormwater and floodplain management in riverfront and community space development will be given priority in abstract selection. The conference welcomes presenters from inside and outside Nebraska.

Ø  Floodplain: Risk Management, Mapping and Flood Risk Mitigation:  All aspects of floodplain management and mapping relevant to the local floodplain manager, planner, or engineer including but not limited to: minimum floodplain compliance standards, higher standards such as no adverse impact, floodplain mapping and related activities such as LOMCs, flood insurance, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, NFIP reform, activities or projects related to flood risk mitigation either pre- or post- flood event, or the NFIP’s Community Rating System.

Ø  Stormwater: Quantity and Quality Management:  All aspects of stormwater management relevant to regulators, consultants, and developers.  This includes discussion on policy, regulations, science, best practices and projects related to stormwater quantity, quality, and/or related infrastructure. 

Ø  What Can Green Do For You?: This year we would like to highlight successes and lessons learned in addressing stormwater and floodplain challenges and implementation successes in community-wide riverfront (including other major drainageways through communities) and community green space development.  What programs or projects have been implemented at the local level? Have partnerships among communities and other organizations been helpful to implement programs to address issues unique to your area?

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts:

Abstracts must be submitted online by clicking here and filling out the form. Abstracts in other formats will not be considered.  You will be asked to provide a brief abstract of your project (please limit to 400 words) and your bio as well as contact information.

Most presentations will be 30 minutes in length (25-minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions). However, we may have the opportunity for some longer presentations, if you are interested in a 60-minute presentation (55-minute presentation, 5 minutes for questions) make sure to request that option on the form.  Please note that all presentations may be posted to our website at www.nefsma.com following the conference so we will save a copy of your PowerPoint for posting on our webpage.

Abstracts must be received by 5:00 P.M. Friday, April 5, 2019. Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation will be notified no later than April 19, 2019 and will receive further guidelines for preparation of presentations. The registration fees for presenters will be waived. No other expenses will be covered.  If you have any questions please contact Committee Co-Chairs, Kellan Strauch at kstrauch@usgs.gov and Rocky Keehn at rocky.j.keehn@commonsensewre.com or NeFSMA Chair John Callen at jcallen@jeo.com.

Conference Logistics:

The conference will be held at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center (map) Nebraska City, Nebraska on July 11, 2019.    Be on the lookout for more information including registration details in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, you can contact the Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433 to take advantage of the special NeFSMA room rate if you plan to stay overnight. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available that support the conference and hospitality events the evening before.  If your organization or business would like to be a sponsor, please go to https://nefsma.com/Sponsorship for more information. 

Please feel free to forward this to any colleagues or other interested groups who would consider presenting at the conference.  We're always looking for great speakers!


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