Below is an alphabetical list of projects that are more than a few years old. Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for a specific project.

  • Case Studies for Local Roadway Systems - Completed 2005. Funding: American Lifelines Alliance. Local road systems are vital components of public infrastructure. ASFPM documented the decision-making factors and processes used by five communities, and identified best practices. The case studies characterized how local officials factor in pertinent regulatory requirements, as well as how they consider the full range of direct and indirect costs … Continued
  • Certified Floodplain Management Program - Completed 2006. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ASFPM’s Continuing Education Courses directory on the website was enhanced so that Certified Floodplain Managers can determine CECs needed, and courses available for credit with course locations identified. The members database was upgraded to allow members to log onto "members only" area … Continued
  • Coastal Erosion Hazard Project - Completed 2007. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. ASFPM conducted an evaluation of state regulations related to coastal erosion and recommended actions needed for Wisconsin to effectively address buildings at risk due to coastal erosion. State Coastal Erosion Setback Summary
  • Coastal No Adverse Impact Handbook - Completed 2007. Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ASFPM produced a coastal specific handbook version of the No Adverse Impact Toolkit along with an overview document for decision makers and citizens to help understand the impacts of development now and in the future. Also produced was a Spanish language version of the handbook in which … Continued
  • Coastal Resiliency and Sea Level Rise - Completed 2009. Funding: The Nature Conservancy. ASFPM was a core partner in the development and outreach of The Nature Conservancy's Coastal Resilience website. ASFPM assisted TNC in the evaluation of the socio-economic impacts of sea level rise and inundation on Long Island's Atlantic coast. Economic damage estimate were derived utilizing HAZUS with flood depth grids … Continued
  • Community Rating System - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA provides CRS credits to communities that conduct engineering reviews of flood studies associated with Flood Insurance Rate Maps. ASFPM interviewed state officials conducting Flood Insurance Study engineering reviews to determine which states conduct engineering reviews to the extent necessary for CRS credits. Communities in these states could … Continued
  • CTP Incentives for States - Completed 2005. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM conducted a survey of states and prepared a summary report on how to encourage state and local officials to take on CTP activities. CTP Incentives for States
  • Digital is Official – Map Mod Technical Support - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM canvassed states and members to determine if there are state regulations that would need to be modified to enable "digital to be official" and how the digital FIRMs can best meet state and local government needs. Digital Is Official
  • Effective State Floodplain Management Programs 2003 - Completed 2004. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Compiles the components that have been the most "effective" in managing floodplains. "Effective" state floodplain management programs are multifaceted, have adequate enabling authority/legislation, elements of mapping, mitigation, community technical assistance, and education/outreach, etc. Effective State Floodplain Management Programs 2003
  • FEMA’s Digital Transition – Map Mod Technical Support - Completed 2009. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The objective of this project was to provide FEMA with a list of impediments or adverse impacts of limited paper map distribution; present the current status of stakeholder understanding with regards to the digital transition; and provide recommendations to FEMA that may be used to improve or modify … Continued
  • Flood Hazard Mapping Appeals Evaluation - Completed 2011. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM published a final report highlighting various options for reducing contentious appeals and disputes and improving community acceptance of flood engineering studies and FEMA produced maps. The final report includes options for improving the effectiveness of FEMA's communications with state and local officials prior to and during the … Continued
  • Flood Map Maintenance Best Practices - Completed 2007. Funding: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. ASFPM assisted with a FEMA Region V Best Practices project. ASFPM reviewed ongoing flood map maintenance pilot projects funded by FEMA (Denver Urban Drainage and Flood Control District since 2001, and North Carolina since 2006) and compiled a description of flood map maintenance procedures. Wisconsin Flood Map … Continued
  • Flood Map Modernization – Building State Capacity and Flood Map Update Processes - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. This report highlights how FEMA is partnering with states in flood hazard mapping and identifies opportunities for enhancing those partnerships. This report discusses: States authorities related to floodplain management, How FEMA is partnering with states (focusing specifically on Flood Map Modernization) Existing state technical capacity How FEMA can … Continued
  • FloodManager Interactive Game - Completed 2010. Funding: ASFPM Foundation. ASFPM Flood Science Center provided technical support and contract management to the ASFPM Foundation from the RFP phase through the design, development and implementation of the Flood Manager Game.
  • Floodplain Management 2003: State & Local Programs - Completed 2004. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The project updated and supplemented previous reports issued in 1989, 1992 and 1995, and is the most complete national tally of the practices by which state and local governments manage their floodplains. Floodplain Management 2003 State and Local Programs Appendix to Floodplain Management 2003 State and Local Programs
  • Floodplain Management 2010: State & Local Programs - Completed 2011. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The objectives of this project were to assess and make public, by way of a report, the status of state and local level floodplain management in the United States as of 2009, and to maintain the supporting data in a database for long-term use in establishing how states … Continued
  • HAZUS Comparative Analysis - Completed 2008. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM compared HAZUS flood damage estimates against National Flood Insurance Program post-disaster claims data for several study areas around the country, which included Darlington and Thiensville, WI; Central Valley, CA; Harris County, TX and Pensacola, FL. Damage estimates were also compared across the 1%- and 0.2%-annual chance flood … Continued
  • HAZUS Comparative Analysis – Dane County, Wisconsin - Completed 2010. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM compared HAZUS flood damage estimates with NFIP claims from the June 2008 flood damage in Dane County. This is a pilot project to compare HAZUS estimates with NFIP flood damage claims at the building/structure level. Comparisons were also being made between the assessed property values and the … Continued
  • HAZUS Validation - Completed 2009. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The goal of this HAZUS flood model validation project was to assess the horizontal and vertical (flood depth) accuracy of the HAZUS-generated floodplain boundary. To perform this assessment, ASFPM used the HAZUS-MH flood model and boundary delineation outputs and compared against detailed floodplain studies for three pilot areas, … Continued
  • Integrating Watershed & Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning: Training Workshop - Completed 2005. Funding: Environmental Protection Agency. ASFPM developed workshop materials and presented the initial workshop at ASFPM's 2005 national conference on June 13 in Madison, WI.
  • MAP MOD Technical Support - Completed 2007. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM was tasked to determine the most cost effective techniques that meet quality standards for mapping Zone A floodplains, develop materials to help communities get prepared for FEMA's Flood Map Modernization, and develop training materials for local officials on the use of FEMA's new DFIRM geospatial dataset.
  • Montana Floodplain Management Assessment: Strengthening Policies and Programs that Reduce Flood Risk and Protect Floodplains - Completed 2011. Funding: Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of this report was to evaluate tools (laws, policies, programs and practices) that Montana and local governments could use to reduce flood damage and protect the natural and beneficial floodplain functions. These tools were evaluated and compared to best management practices, "No Adverse Impact" floodplain management and … Continued
  • No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management – Community Case Studies - Completed 2004. Funding: Public Entity Risk Institute and ASFPM Foundation. Flood damage throughout the nation are increasing. If communities only follow minimum national approaches, that trend will likely continue. In order to assist communities with better approaches for flood loss reduction, ASFPM developed the No Adverse Impact approach. No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management - Community … Continued
  • State Floodplain Management Five-Year Plans - Completed 2006. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Phase 1 of this project was to facilitate a work group meeting to prepare guidance to states on developing CAP-SSSE five-year plans and develop gap analysis tool. Phase 2 was to review state CAP-SSSE five-year plans, summarize GAP analyzes submitted and propose how to make the gap analysis … Continued
  • Wisconsin Shoreline Oblique Imagery & Change Analysis - Completed 2009. Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. ASFPM provided GIS technical support and web-mapping assistance to Dr. Mickelson (Professor Emeritus - Geology) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a project in which the oblique imagery was used to evaluate coastal erosion hazards and inventory shore protection structures for the Wisconsin shoreline on Lake Michigan and … Continued