Connect With Us at the TFMA Spring 2023 Annual Meeting

The Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) helps make Texas safer from flooding. Freese and Nichols traces our involvement with TFMA to the early 1990s, and we’re proud to sponsor the Spring 2023 Annual Meeting on March 7-10 in Houston. We invite you to join us at the conference at our booth or at any of our 10 sessions:

Tuesday, March 7

Hands-On HEC-RAS 6.3.1 -How to Review and Build 2D Models

Hector Olmos, Mark Pauls, Beatriz E. Guerra
Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fluvial Geomorphology Concepts and Applications in Stormwater Systems

Dylan Jammer, Emily Brown
Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday, March 9

Desert to Coast and In Between: Tailoring Flood Planning Approaches Across Texas

Morgan White and Caroline Short, Freese and Nichols, with Tressa Olsen, Texas Water Development Board
Track D – Texas Flood Planning & General Land Office
8:00 – 8:30 AM

Professional Ethics for Engineers

Gina Smith
Track E – Professional Development
8:35 – 9:40 AM

How Counties Can Tap Funding Opportunities in the Texas State Flood Plan

David Rivera, Jorge Gallosa
Track D – Texas Flood Planning & General Land Office
9:10 – 9:40 AM

7 Steps to Effective Delegation

Gina Smith
Track E – Professional Development
9:55 – 11:00 AM

Leveling Up: Partnering with USACE HEC to Enhance Model Functionality

Stephen McDonald, General Land Office; Molly Ross, USACE; Anthony Holder, AECOM; Garrett Johnston, Freese and Nichols; Cindy Engelhardt, Halff Associates
Track D – Texas Flood Planning & General Land Office
11:05 – 11:35 AM

A Seismic Shift in Maintenance: Incorporating Terrain Updates in RAS-2D Models

Ashley Poe, Brian Edmondson, Freese and Nichols, with Todd Ward, Harris County Flood Control District
Track B – Technical H&H: 2D Modeling
2:00 – 2:30 PM

Spatial Success

Alanna Jajeh, Robert Wood
Track I – Floodplain and Data Management
3:30 – 3:50 PM

Large-Scale Regional Watershed Study on a Short Schedule

Héctor Olmos, Beatriz E. Guerra
Track J – Flood Mitigation
3:55 – 4:25 PM

Friday, March 10

Engagement Success Stories: Local Involvement in Regional Flood Planning

Moderator: Cory Stull, Freese and Nichols
Panelists: Samantha Haritos, City of Friendswood; Carly Farmer, City of New Braunfels; Craig Ottman, Tarrant Regional Water District; Mark Vogler, Fort Bend County Drainage District
8:45 – 9:40 AM

Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Mitigation Panel

Coordinators: Kelly Riche, Texas Water Development Board; Krista Melnar, Freese and Nichols
Moderator: Suzanne Scott, The Nature Conservancy
Panelists: Amanda Torres, City of Corpus Christi; Matt Hollon, City of Austin; Jonathan Holley, Harris County Flood Control District; Clair David, City of Fort Worth
10:00 AM