2016 Conference Agenda

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Monday, November 7

(Stern Center Ballroom (4th Floor) 71 George Street, Charleston, SC)
10:00 am Registration Desk Open
(receive agenda, name tag, and feel free to mingle around the campus prior to presentations beginning)
 
10:00 am – 11:00 am Introduction to Hazus (optional), Kevin Mickey, The Polis Center (for Hazus beginners) Presentation
11:00 am – 11:15 am Welcome to the Hazus Conference, Charlie Kaufman, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and Norm Levine, College of Charleston Lowcountry Hazards Center  
11:15 am – 11:45 am Opening Remarks, Scott McAfee, FEMA, Hazus Program Manager Presentation
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch (on your own)  
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Hazus Tsunami: Part 1 – Inventory and Hazard, Doug Bausch, NiyamIT, and Suhaib Khan, IBM Presentation
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Hazus Tsunami: Part 2 – Analysis, Results, and Technical Highlights, Doug Bausch and Suman Biswas, NiyamIT Presentation
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Hazus Modernization, Suhaib Khan & Andrea Jackman, IBM Presentation
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break  
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Visualizing Hazus Flood Analysis Results with Interactive Maps, Micaella Penning, University of Minnesota-Duluth  
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Adapting the Hazus Flood Model for Curitiba, Brazil, Jesse Rozelle, FEMA Region VIII, and Edilberto Nunes de Moura, PUCPR  
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Incentivizing Resilience: Moving from Risk Analysis to Impact, Kevin Mickey, The Polis Center, and Cynthia McCoy, FEMA Region X  
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Expanding the Scope of Natural Hazard Planning: Responding to Gojira and Chondrichthyes, Laden Hazardous Weather, Charlie Kaufman  
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Meet and Greet (Atrium and Museum of Math and Science Building, 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC)  

Tuesday, November 8

(Main Room SSMB 129 of Math & Science Building, 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC)
8:00 am Registration Desk Open  
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote Speaker, Kim Stenson, Director, South Carolina Emergency Management Division Presentation
10:00 am – 10:30 am Extending Hazus Outside of Emergency Management: Focus on Resiliency and Novel Research Approaches, Norm Levine, College of Charleston Lowcountry Hazards Center Presentation
10:30 am – 11:00 am South Carolina Emergency Management Divisionís Use of Hazus and GIS During Emergencies, Charlie Kaufman, South Carolina Emergency Management Division Presentation
11:00 am – 11:30 am Total Exposure in Floodplain (TEIF) Version 2.0, James Mawby, Dewberry, and Cynthia McCoy, FEMA Region X Presentation
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Assessing Impacts due to Sea-Level Rise for Hawaii, Bill Bohn, Sobis, Inc. Presentation
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch (on your own)  
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm OPERA: Operational Platform for Emergency Response and Awareness, Mike Johnson, Grad Student University of California Santa Barbara Presentation
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hazus and Risk MAP: The Latest Updates for Hazus Documentation and Risk MAP Standards and Guidance, Shane Parson, AECOM  
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Web-based Flood Risk and Damage Assessment using Hazus: Iowa Use Case, Enes Yildirim, University of Iowa
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Comparative Flood Analyses in Support of Communicating Flood Risk, James Mawby, Dewberry Presentation
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break  
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Geospatial Based Soil and Hydrological Characterization of Landslide Hazards on Mt. Elgon in Uganda, Yazidhi Bamutaze, Makerere University  
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Becoming a Disaster Resistant University at The Citadel, Amy Crowley & David Stroud Amec Foster Wheeler Presentation
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Adapting Hazus-MH Methods for Large-Scale Risk Assessments in Oregon, John Bauer, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Presentation
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Earthquake Updates and Enhancements to Processing Hazus in 3.2, Troy Schmidt, Factor, Inc. Presentation
5:20 pm – 6:00 pm Earthquake Walking Tour (Starts in front of Randolph Hall, ends up downtown near bars and resturants)  

Wednesday, November 9

(Stern Center Ballroom (4th Floor) at 71 George Street, Charleston, SC)
8:00 am Registration Desk Open  
9:00 am – 9:30 am Applying Climate Change Models to Risk Assessment and Flood Hazard Scenario Modeling in Snohomish County, Stephen Veith, Tetra Tech, Inc. Presentation
9:30 am – 10:00 am Improving Mitigation and Response Plans with User-Supplied Hazard Maps, Brian Blake, Central US Earthquake Consortium Presentation
10:00 am – 10:30 am Comparative Flood Analyses in Support of Communicating Flood Risk, James Mawby, Dewberry Presentation
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break  
10:45 am – 11:15 am A Watershed Moment in Hazus Innovation – Products & Applications, Manasi Palit, AECOM Presentation
11:15 am – 11:45 am Enabling Smart Decisions with the Esri Platform, Jon Nystrom, Esri Presentation
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Enhancing the Quality of Hazus Loss Estimation, Doug Bausch, Nikolay Todorov, & Sandeep Mehndiratta, NiyamIT Presentation
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Closing Remarks and Congratulations, Charlie Kaufman, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and Norm Levine, College of Charleston Lowcountry Hazards Center  
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch (on your own)  
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm FEMA Geospatial Working Group (optional) Presentation
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Hazus 201 (optional), Kevin Mickey, The Polis Center, Charlie Kaufman, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, Norm Levine, College of Charleston Lowcountry Hazards Center (for more advanced Hazus users)