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  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:04 PM | Greg Westfall (Administrator)

    NJ-AWRA Future Risk Symposium:

     Future Flooding in Riverine Systems

    Date: Friday, November 16th,  1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Registration (free for members, $15 non-members)

    As the frequency and intensity of storm events change, how should watershed managers, engineers, and planners make informed decisions for the future? This event will present on relevant climate trends, modeling, and planning that can be used in NJ to prepare for future flood events in NJ's riverine systems. 

    This seminar is approved for 2 CFM CEC's and 2 NJ PE self-reporting credits

    For further information please click here.


  • Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:54 PM | Greg Westfall (Administrator)

    For the latest information from the Rahway River Watershed Association please go here.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 11:01 AM | Greg Westfall (Administrator)

    The Township of Pequannock, a municipal corporation in the County of Morris and the State of New Jersey, having its offices at 530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444, through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 et seq., is soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing professional services related to Professional Services – 2018 FEMA FMA Home Elevation Grant Application. Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  For further information go here.

  • Monday, July 02, 2018 11:24 AM | Greg Westfall (Administrator)

    Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing

    Urban flooding is already a major risk for cities. Increasing impervious surface area, inadequate storm water drainage, and aging infrastructure all contribute. As a result, growing urban populations will face a greater risk of flooding from extreme weather events. This webinar series will focus on the components of urban flooding that satellite data can track:

    ·  extreme precipitation

    ·  flooding

    ·  waterlogged and ponded surfaces

    Using satellite data allows individuals and organizations to develop better plans for handling floods. This can include developing better early warning techniques, better plans for rescue and relief, and more effective long-term infrastructure planning.


    Course Date and Time: Wednesdays, July 25th and August 1st, 2018. There are 2 identical sessions provided twice per day to accommodate an international audience. 09:00-11:00 and 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4)

     

    Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:

    ·  Describe remote sensing and Earth system model data useful for flood monitoring in urban areas

    ·  Identify how remote sensing can aid in planning early warning systems, flood response, and flood recovery efforts

    Intended Audience:  This training is primarily intended for urban water and disaster managers, urban planners, emergency responders, transportation and utility providers and planners, public health professionals, and the insurance sector.

    Registration: This webinar is free and open but you must register. Please only register for one of the daily sessions: You can check your local time to select your session preference

     

    Please see the Training URL: 

     Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing   to register.

    You may also find the radar remote sensing training useful. Radar is the "game-changer" when it comes to remote sensing because of its ability to “see” through clouds regardless of day or night conditions.

    Advanced Webinar: Radar Remote Sensing for Land, Water, & Disaster Applications 

    A limitation of optical satellite remote sensing is that it depends on cloudless, well-illuminated areas to produce quality data. This is especially problematic for collecting data during nighttime or when there is cloud cover. Radar is an ideal sensor to study the surface of the Earth because of its ability to “see” through clouds regardless of day or night conditions. In addition, the radar signal can penetrate through the vegetation canopy and provide information about conditions underneath, such as flooding. Techniques such as interferometry can track surface deformation on the order centimeters, such as ground movement caused by earthquakes.

    This webinar series builds on ARSET's previous webinar: Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar. The training will focus on different radar approaches and techniques including amplitude, time-series, polarimetry, and interferometry for mapping and monitoring disasters and land cover. Attendees will apply these techniques to map land cover and land use change, deforestation, flooding, crop monitoring, and surface deformation for earthquake monitoring.

    Course Date and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 7, 9, 14, and 16. One session will be broadcast in Spanish (10:00-12:00 EDT, UTC-4) and one in English 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4).

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will be able to understand how to use SAR data to map deforestation, flooding, crop growth, and surface deformation as a result of an earthquake.

    Intended Audience: Remote sensing users from local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in using SAR for terrestrial applications such as inundation mapping, land cover land use change studies, and surface deformation for volcanic and earthquake activity.


    Registration: This webinar is free and open but you must register. One session of this training will be held in Spanish and one in English. You can check your local time to select your session preference

     

    Please see the Training URL to register:  Advanced Webinar: Radar Remote Sensing for Land, Water, & Disaster Applications 


  • Friday, June 29, 2018 2:04 PM | Greg Westfall (Administrator)
    THE NJAFM CONFERENCE COMMITTEE INVITES YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION BY SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT FOR PRESENTATION AT THIS IMPORTANT CONFERENCE.
    SUGGESTED TOPICS ARE:
     
    • FLOOD HAZARD IDENTIFICATION 
    AND MAPPING

    • SHORELINE STABILIZATION

    • CODE ENFORCEMENT 

    • FLOOD STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS 

    • EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

    • HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING

    • PLANNING STREAM MAINTENANCE 

    • PROPERTY ACQUISITION 

    • STRUCTURAL ELEVATION 
    AND FLOODPROOFING

    • FLOOD MODELING 

    • HABITAT RESTORATION
    • NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE 
    PROGRAM (NFIP) 

    • STORMWATER MANAGEMENT 

    • COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS) 

    • FLOOD VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS 

    • REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT 

    • FLOOD MODELING

    • EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AWARENESS 

    • CLIMATE CHANGE 

    • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

    • WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 

    • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION 
    SYSTEM (GIS)

    PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 250 WORDS, AND SHOULD IDENTIFY THE PRESENTER(S), PRESENTER’S AFFILIATION, PRESENTATION TITLE, AND BEST METHOD OF CONTACT. 
    IN ADDITION, PRESENTER SHOULD IDENTIFY WHICH TOPICAL AREA IS THE BEST FIT FOR THE PRESENTATION.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: JULY 15th, 2018.

    PRESENTERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE BY: AUGUST 15th, 2018.

    PRESENTATION LENGTH WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 MINUTES, AS PART OF A 1.5 HOUR CONCURRENT SESSION, WITH THREE PRESENTERS PER SESSION. ADEQUATE TIME IS PROVIDED FOR MODERATED Q/A DURING EACH SESSION. POWERPOINT OR OTHER VISUAL AIDES ARE ENCOURAGED. 

    PRESENTERS WHO ARE ACCEPTED ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE CONFERENCE.

    To submit an abstract go to
    here.


  • Friday, June 29, 2018 1:20 PM | Greg Westfall (Administrator)

    ASCE Central Branch Announces

    HEC - HMS COURSES

    AUGUST 2018

    Course 1: “Engineering Hydrology: Applications using HEC-HMS”

    August 6-8, 2018

    This  3-day  course  serves  as  an  introduction to hydrologic modeling of the rainfall-runoff process and covers the following topics: precipitation, hydrologic losses  (infiltration), surface  runoff (hydrographs), channel routing, and parameter estimation. Commonly  used methods  such as the NRCS Curve-Number, Snyder and NRCS’s Synthetic Unit  Hydrographs and the Muskigum-Cunge River Routing Technique will be discussed in detail.

    Cost: $1,200 per participant

    Course 2: “Advanced Engineering Hydrology” August 9-10, 2018


    This 2-day course focuses on  advanced topics in hydrologic modeling of  the rainfall-runoff process.
    The following topics are presented: unit hydrograph derivation,   changing  the  duration of  a  unit hydrograph using  the  S-curve method,  estimation of the NRCS’s Peak  Rate  Factor, multiple sub-basin modeling, parameter estimation, resevoir modeling, dam breach analysis.

    Cost: $800 per participant

    EARN UP TO 40 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS (PDHs)!

    Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are now required  in order to

     maintain currency with your Professional Engineering License (P.E.) This

     course satisfies the requirement as set  forth by the New Jersey State Board

     of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as a means of earning PDHs.

    Course 1: “Engineering Hydrology: Applications

    Using HEC-HMS” is eligible  for 24 PDHs Course 2: “Advanced Engineering Hydrology: Applications Using HEC-HMS” is eligible  for 16

    PDHs.

    Instructor: Dr. Michael Horst, Associate Professor and Chair

    Department of Civil Engineering at TCNJ

    Location: 156 Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

    Early Registration Discount:

    Sign up on or before Friday July 20 to receive a $100  discount per participant.

    REGISTRATION:

    To register for the course, or if you have further questions, please contact Dr. Michael Horst at 814-571-5607 or e-mail at horst@tcnj.edu.

    Please visit the website for specific details about the course including: a complete course agenda, information about the instructor, course materials, and directions to The College  of New Jersey:   http://www.tcnj.edu/~horst/coned.htm



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