January 29-February 1, 2018 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Flood Symposium
Join Us!
The goal of the Flood Symposium is to bring water industry experts together to share their understanding of hydrology and technology. Understanding our complex water system and learning how to visualize and analyze our information is important in protecting people and property from flood.

Join us for this half day symposium to:

  • Learn how GIS can help prepare, plan, and recover from a flood.
  • Find out how modeling simulates hydrologic and hydraulic conditions to help simplify analysis and design.
  • Hear how your peers are preparing for flood events, including case studies highlighting inland, coastal, and regional Florida challenges.
Thursday, February 9  
Time Event/Presentation Presenter(s)
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration Check-In   
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome  David Totman, Esri
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
 Esri Solutions for Flood
 Dean Djokic, Derek Lorbiecki - Esri
9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Time Series Data Matt Ables - Kisters
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Modeling - Interconnected Channel and Pond Routing Pete Singhofen - Streamline Technologies
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m
Inland User Case David Maidment
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m
Coastal User Case Ken Duffy – New Jersey
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
Florida Use Case Pinellas County
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m
Wrap Up
Flood Workshop

As a technology for spatial data storage, processing, and visualization, GIS offers many capabilities that can be used to support 1D and 2D hydrologic, hydraulic and water resources modeling. This workshop presents a methodology to generically manage spatial data in GIS and prepare and extract a subset of that data for a specific modeling purpose. A number of advanced GIS tools are presented for terrain analyses, spatial and temporal integration, hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics extraction, 1D and 2D numerical model input and output, modeling process automation, and result mapping.

The Geographic Watershed Information System (GWIS), an implementation of Arc Hydro by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and ICPR, a comprehensive 1D/2D integrated surface water and groundwater model, are used as an example of managing watershed infrastructure that includes both natural and manmade stormwater elements. Participants will gain an understanding about what GIS can and cannot do for modeling, understand differences in 1D and 2D modeling support, and understand the GIS and model limitations with respect to quality of supporting data.

Thursday, February 9
Time Event/Presentation Presenter
1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m Introduction David Totman
1:05 p.m. - 1:45 p.m
Arc Hydro Overview Dean Djokic
 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m
Working in GWIS Warren McKinnie
 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
From GWIS to H&H Model (ICPR) Pete Singhofen
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m
 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
2D Overland Flow Pete Singhofen
 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m
Flood Inundation Mapping Warren McKinnie
 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m
Model to Multi-Scale Temporal Map Service Dean Djokic
 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Workshop Summary Dean Djokic
5:00 p.m. Adjourn  

Attendee Requirements/Equipment

The target audience includes hydrologists, water resources engineers and managers, GIS analysts, and anyone interested in learning what GIS can do for H&H data collection, preparation, model assembly, and result processing. Attendees should have some background in GIS and/or H&H modeling. The participants will not be using computers during the workshop, so experience with particular GIS or modeling software is not required.

The Flood Symposium and Workshop are included in the full conference registration rate.

Additional registration is not required.