Annual Conference


17th Annual WAFSCM Conference

October 23 – 25, 2019

Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center, Wausau, Wisconsin


The Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Coastal Management (WAFSCM) is holding its 17th Annual Conference on October 23-25 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Wausau. We’re excited about this year’s lineup of workshops, speakers, and field tour. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Credits (CECs) can be earned at the workshops, main conference, and tour. Scholarship opportunities are available again this year.

The first day of the conference will include the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam, two workshops to choose from, a networking social hour followed by our evening reception, and our usual game night with refreshments. Thursday will be the main conference with plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the day. Friday will consist of a field tour in the Wausau area.

As always, we anticipate a dynamic group of professionals coming to share their experience in a variety of water ‐related issues from all sectors: local government leaders, community administrators, planning agencies, public works departments, developers, consultants, environmental groups, state and federal agencies and students. Please submit proposed abstracts at the following link:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 1000 Imperial Ave in Rothschild, WI. The group discount rate will be held through September 24th.

Please feel free to contact one of the Conference Co-Chairs for additional information: Laura Rozumalski at or Megan Bender at for more information.






2018 CONFERENCE BROCHURE (printable)



2018 SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES (printable)







The Stormwater Benefits of Creating High-Performance Urban Trees
Jeremy Bailey, Senior Consultant, GreenBlue Urban

Calculating Stormwater Volume and Total Suspended Solids Reduction under Urban Tree Canopy in Wisconsin Using Available Research
Steve Gaffield and Dane Wudel, Montgomery Associates: Resource Solutions

Historic Mitchell Street Green Parking Lot
Cassandra Bence, Stormwater Solutions Engineering

Watershed Scale Underground Storage and Advanced Treatment Applications
Matt Kamenick, StormTrap

County Hazard Mitigation Planning in Wisconsin
Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, Natural Resources Planner, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission

Coastal Floodplain Management
Michelle Staff, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Navigating the floodplain study approval process with WI DNR
Chris Olds, State Floodplain Engineer WDNR

Wisconsin Elevation Mapping: Statewide Completion of Lidar, Development of Hydro-enforced Products and Planning for Future Needs
Jim Giglierano, Wisconsin Dept of Administration

Building Coastal Resilience in Southeastern Wisconsin through Research, Education, and Collaboration
Adam Bechle, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program/Wisconsin Sea Grant

Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling Effectively: Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of CFD Modeling
Brent Teske, FreshWater Engineering

The Community Rating System (CRS) Credits and Documentation
Lou Ann Patellaro, ISO / CRS Specialist, Insurance Services Office

Using Air-Cooled Blast Furnace (ACBF) slag to Remove Ortho Phosphorus from Stormwater
Todd Weik, CBC Engineers and Associates

How the “Hanging Levee” Technique in FEMA’s 2018 Levee Guidance is being applied in the Milwaukee Area
Rich Klein/Stantec, Aaron Volkening/Stantec, Mark Mittag/MMSD

Green Infrastructure Planning on a Watershed Scale
Carrie Bristoll-Groll, Stormwater Solutions Engineering

Neighborhood Outreach and Green Infrastructure Installation: Shorewood and Greenfield Neighborhoods
Adrienne Cizek, Stormwater Solutions Engineering

Midwest Urban Stream Restoration: Two Case Studies that Rehabilitate Ecological Function in a Developed Landscape
Brent Brown, Jacobs

Floodplain Management Plans – Arcadia, WI Case Study
Daniel Cook and Joe Waln, Davy Engineering Company