Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
2014 Annual Conference Planning is Starting
The 2014 Conference Commmittee has begun planning for this year's Annual Conference. More information will be distributed as it becomes available, and all active members will receive email notifications regarding Conference Updates. If you have suggestions or ideas about this year's Conference, please contact the Conference Committte Chairperson, Kenny Hale.
IDEM NPDES General Permit Process Changes
IDEM is currently working on an enabling rulemaking (#10-659) which will allow the agency to issue expedited NPDES general permits outside of the current IAC process. Stakeholders and permittees are encouraged to be involved in this rulemaking. For more information, please review the overview and detailed Fact Sheets on the Stormwater Committee page.
Battling Nature's Fury - Middle school students develop projects to help during floods
A very interesting article about students taking a proactive approach to floodplain management...click here. This article appeared in the Kokomo Tribune on November 8, 2013 and is reprinted in its entirety with permission from the author.
2014 EnviroCert Exams (CESSWI, CPESC, CMS4S, CPSWQ)
The Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (with EnviroCert International, a non-profit organization) is once again, organizing and offering all 4 certification Review Courses and Exams. Dates and Registration Information can be found on the Stormwater Committee Page.
2013 INAFSM Conference
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's Conference! You can view presentations on the Conference Summary Page and see a list of Award Winners and photographs from the Conference.
2014 Watershed Leadership Acadamy
Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management
If you're interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2014 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. Please visit the IWLA page for more information and enrollment instructions.
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.
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.