2019 RIFMA Conference- “What Works? Implementing Lessons Learned”

April 30, 2019 8:30AM – 4:30PM | Fidelity Investments, 900 Salem Street Smithfield, RI




Lessons Learned in Hampton, VA Lucy Stoll & David Imburgia, City of Hampton, VA

What’s New in the World of Floodplain Management Molly Kaput & Bob Desaulniers, FEMA

Documenting Coastal Flooding & Storm Impacts Using the MyCoast App Janet Freedman, RI Coastal Resources Management Council


Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, & the Implications for Rhode Island’s Real Estate & Our Coasts Shana Udvardy, Union of Concerned Scientists


Gateway to the Future: Lessons in Green Infrastructure at the Newport Visitor Center Victoria Howland & David Potter, Pare Corporation


Coastal Storms in Connecticut: Should I Evacuate & How do I Prepare? Juliana Barrett, Connecticut Sea Grant & Emily Wilson, UConn Center for Land Use Education & Research


ResilientMA: Developing & Implementing a First-of-its-Kind Integrated State Plan Aaron Weieneth, AECOM


The AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook: The Big Circle of Preparedness, Response, Recovery, & Mitigation Kenneth J. Filarski, FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE+PLANNING+RESEARCH


On the real-time forecasting of coastal & inland flooding in Rhode Island M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island Dept. of Ocean Engineering


Stormwater Management Enters the Third Dimension Peter M. Hanrahan, E. J. Prescott, Inc.

Invisible Flood Protection: How one town prevents catastrophic flooding & maintains its riverfront views Ken Ryder, IBS Group


Planning for Sea Level Rise Robert Rulli, Town of Warren


Lessons Learned From Stormwater Retrofit Projects: Optimizing Benefits while Balancing Constraints Celicia L. Boyden, Fuss & O'Neill, Inc.


Critical Infrastructure Flood Hardening During 2018 Storms Grayson & Riley Gary R. McAllister, GZA & Richard Costa, National Grid


An Evaluation of Aboveground Storage Tank Vulnerability utilizing STORMTOOLS & Parameterized Fragility Functions for Planning Future Mitigation Strategies Christopher Walusiak & Joshua Sargent, RI Department of Environmental Management


Risk Reduction for Small Business Resiliency in Rhode Island Gabrielle G. McGrath, RPS Ocean Science; Roberta Groch, RI Statewide Planning Program; Pam Rubinoff, URI Coastal Resources Center; Keri Cronin, Warren Town Council & small business owner

Overview of Beach SAMP risk-based permitting system Janet Freedman, RI Coastal Resources Management Council


STORMTOOLS Design Elevation Maps for RI with demonstration & case examples Malcolm Spaulding, University of Rhode Island Dept. of Ocean Engineering


Application of the Coastal Environmental Risk Index (CERI) to Barrington, Bristol, & Warren (RI) Annette Grilli, University of Rhode Island Dept. of Ocean Engineering


RI's Beach SAMP: Community Engagement for Coastal Adaptation Teresa Crean, University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center


STORMTOOLs Risk & Damage App Malcolm Spaulding, University of Rhode Island Dept. of Ocean Engineering