Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
2013 Membership Registration Now Open - It's FREE
In an effort to help make educational opportunities more economically viable, the INAFSM Board has elected to offer free membership in the Association for 2013 to all interested water resource professionals, including all individuals currently registered on the 2012 membership rolls. This will allow individuals to participate in any INAFSM-sponsored educational opportunities at member rates. Beginning January 1, 2013, interested parties can register for a 2013 membership here. Please note that this offer for free membership is only good for 2013.
Register for Envirocert Exams
CPSWQ, CESSWI, CMS4S, CPESC exams will all be offered on June 7, 2013. Registration deadline is May 27, but you will want to register early. See the Stormwater Page for more information about each program, and download registration forms.
New Soil Web App Release
SoilWeb users: A revised version of the application has been released. The application can now be used on multiple types of devices, including desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. This version makes the application accessible to a more diverse user group anywhere an Internet connection is available. More information please.
Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners
Congratulations to the following individuals and organizations in winning the awards presented at the 2012 Annual INAFSM Conference. A list of current and past winners can be viewed on the Awards Page.
Front Row, left to right: Marta Moody of Delaware-Muncie Plan Commission (Chair Award for Service to INASFSM), Siavash Beik of CBBEL (INAFSM Awards Chair), Tonya Cottrell of Hendricks County (Excellence in Floodplain Management Award)
Middle Row, left to right: Charlie Milburn and Bryan Wallace, both with Oak Park Conservancy district (Outstanding Stormwater Project Award # 1), Matt Lake of Town of Merrillville (Excellence in Stormwater Management Award)
Back Row, left to right: Rob Huckaby of Stantec Consulting (Outstanding Stormwater Project Award #1), Aaron Briles of Randall Miller Associates (Outstanding Stormwater Project Award #2), Jason Donati of Delaware County (Outstanding Stormwater Project Award #2), Shareen Wagley of Muncie Delaware Stormwater Dept (Outstanding Stormwater Project Award #2), and Mark Zelonis of Indianapolis Museum of Art (Outstanding Floodplain Project Award
2012 Update from the USGS
The USGS provided a ½ day seminar that outlined their current gage network status and future direction. Highlights included: Over 100 –years of stream gage data; real time notification features; water quality gages; cooperative gage funding (federal with local match); streamgaging 101; drought update; flood inundation mapping; bathymetric survey capabilities.
New Public Educators' Group
INAFSM Outreach Committee is assisting in forming a Public Educators' Group, directed toward MS4s and Municipalities....Read more
EnviroCert Review Courses and Exam Dates
If you are interested in obtaining a professional stormwater certification, INAFSM is organizing an offering of the EnviroCert International programs. If you wish to begin the process, please assemble all of your materials so you can submit them for pre-approval to sit for one of the exams listed on the Stormwater Page.
Preferred Risk Policy Extension Eligibility
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) flood insurance option that may provide temporary financial relief to property owners affected by recent flood map changes in their community. Starting October 1, 2010, the Write Your Own companies and the NFIP Servicing Agent will begin notifying certain policyholders of their potential eligibility for this extension. As a result, many policyholders may turn to local floodplain managers for assistance in documenting the location of their buildings. As a floodplain manager, your assistance in not only fulfilling the requests for current and prior flood map documentation, but also providing residents with information will help them better understand the new policy option and whether or not they are eligible.
Please see a list of materials to assist you in these efforts.
The Indiana Map
IndianaMap.org is the public source for map data in Indiana. It includes the information people need most in a format that is accessible to both the general public and expert geographic information systems (GIS) users.
The IndianaMap is a portfolio of projects that involve the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local partners. The purpose of these efforts is to acquire, improve, and deliver a wide variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for Indiana.
The IndianaMap Viewer is an interactive map that can be used to view and query more than 220 layers of GIS data through the web. The available data include aerial photographs, land cover, reference layers, and layers related to infrastructure, demography, environment, hydrology, and geology.
IndianaMap data are available for download from the Indiana Spatial Data Portal (UITS), the IndianaMap Viewer (IGS), and other data providers. Selected data are also available on DVD-ROM from public libraries.