Texas Floodplain Management Association 2021 Technical Summit
August 24 @ 7:00 am - August 27 @ 12:00 pm
- Present high quality and relevant education in industry areas such as floodplain management, stormwater, engineering and water resources.
- Create a Summit that supports the participants educational needs and allows them to take back information they are able to use in their day-to-day operations.
- Create a successful event that sustains the Technical Summit model for which TFMA is known.
As a participant of the Summit, you will be able to choose from up to 15 hours of accredited continuing education hours with sessions carefully tailored to your needs in a variety of formats. Continue reading and you’ll see why TFMA has become known for providing some of the BEST conferences in the nation.
Presentation & Pragmatic Implementation of Traditional & Newly Developed Stream Stabilization Techniques – Early Bird Workshop: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Instructors: Brent Travis, PhD, PE & Ramesh Chintala, PE, CFM)
This workshop will focus on streambank stabilization techniques for restoration and traditional flood control projects. Traditional structural channel bank stabilization techniques will be discussed (rock riprap, gabions, articulated concrete blocks) as well as re-directive techniques (bendway weirs, rock vanes, and spur dikes). The applicability and limitations of the techniques are described, and course participants will develop the skills to quantitatively predict scour depth at the bank and use this to provide toe protection. Workshop will provide practical application experience in streambank stabilization design.
By attending this session, attendees should be better able to understand the many available streambank stabilization methods, have a better understanding of their benefits and limitations, and be able to take technical steps towards implementation.
Introduction to Flood Warning Systems – Early Bird Workshop: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:00 am – Noon (Instructor: David Curtis, PhD)
The half-day workshop will provide attendees a basic overview of all fundamental components of flood warning and forecasting systems. This includes selection, installation, and maintenance of hardware systems such as gauges, flashers, and communications devices. An overview of the various software platforms for data communications, data processing, and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling will be presented. The basics of Gage-Adjusted Radar Rainfall and rainfall forecast products will be discussed and various datasets compared. Examples of real systems will be included throughout the workshop and ideally participants will share their own experiences with the group during Q & A and discussion periods.
Attendees should leave better prepared to discuss flood warning with their stakeholders, to understand the nuances of system implementations and operations, and an ability to more effectively apply for grants and scope future efforts in establishing their local flood warning systems.