of Floodplain Managers 2016 Annual Conference
MnAFPM encourages college students from various programs, including Hydrology, Engineering, Urban Planning, Water Resource Science, Emergency Management, Natural Resource Sustainability, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, etc., to attend the conference. On Wednesday, November 16 several training opportunities, a field tour, and evening networking social will be offered. The main conference will take place on Thursday, November 17 with plenary and concurrent sessions, networking events and a student poster session. The conference is FREE for a limited number of students.
Student Poster Abstract Topics Include-Natural Channel Design -Impacts of Recent Floods -Urban Flooding & Drainage Systems
-Green Infrastructure -Stream Restoration -Levee/Dam Issues
-New Technology -Public Awareness/Education -Hydrologic & Hydraulic Modeling
-Climate Adaptation -Flood Protection Measures -Climate Resilience
Abstract Submittal ProcessStudents wishing to participate in the poster session must submit an abstract describing the material to be presented.
Poster abstracts are due by October 15th,
2016. The topics listed above are
not intended to be comprehensive, only to give an idea of possible
presentations. Posters will need to be brought to the Best Western, Kelly Inn
in St. Cloud by 9am on Thursday, November 17th. Posters will be
displayed along with the exhibitors. Students are encouraged
to be present at their poster during short session breaks
throughout the day. The conference is a great opportunity for students to
network with professionals from their area of study and showcase their work.
Posters can be any size as long as they can be clipped to poster board that
will be set on a display easel.