McGill Presents at the 32nd Annual NCAFPM Spring Conference
This past week, members of McGill’s water resources team attended the 32nd Annual North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers (NCAFPM) Spring conference in Atlantic Beach. McGill was a gold sponsor for this informative event which included workshops, presentations, and networking with other floodplain managers.
Founded in 1989, the North Carolina Association for Floodplain Management (NCAFPM) aims to improve cooperation between various related private, local, state, and federal agencies, encourage and ensure new and effective approaches to stormwater and floodplain management in the state, and share and circulate knowledge and information.
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McGill Senior Project Manager Dori Sabeh said, “The conference was a great opportunity to reconnect with the floodplain managers, state and federal agencies, as well as consultants involved in assessing and alleviating flood risks in our community. After two years of online conferences, it was great to meet in person again and share notes with other professionals.”
Lamyaa Negm, an engineering associate at McGill noted, “It was such an interactive and engaging conference where we had a great opportunity to stay informed on a variety of interdisciplinarity topics delivered by FEMA, regional and state agencies, and many other engineering partners aiming to increase flood resiliency and considering very dynamic climate and socioeconomic variations.”
McGill gave a total of three presentations at the NCAFPM conference. Both Dori and Lamyaa spoke about stormwater network capacity analysis for small residential communities in North Carolina, and post-disaster floodplain administration and recovery support for the Town of Canton.
Dori also gave a presentation on the Boiling Springs Lakes Dams Reconstruction and led a discussion on the long road to recovery that the system had following Hurricane Florence.
“I believe all three presentations were well received by the audience based on the positive feedback and good questions we received,” explained Lamyaa. “A main key is how we tackled each project in a unique way that best matched available resources and community needs — big or small — to deliver a sustainable solution in a timely manner.”
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