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AAFM was organized and is operated to promote education, policies and activities that prevent and/or mitigate future flood losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding in the State of Alabama and to protect the natural and beneficial functions of Alabama floodplains.

Membership is open to local and state officials, engineers, land surveyors, planners, building officials, engineering contractors and individual citizens interested or engaged in the management of floodplains in Alabama. AAFM sponsored conferences and seminars provide up-to-date educational programs and network opportunities with others interested and experienced in floodplain management.

If you are interested in becoming part of our association, please contact us or complete a membership application which you can get here. If you'd like to find out more about the benefits of being an AAFM member, please go to our Membership Information webpage for more information (Membership Information).

Alabama Association of Floodplain Managers Upcoming Events: 
2018 Fall Conference

It's that time of year again...time for AAFM's Fall Conference. The Conference will be held once again in sunny, beautiful Orange Beach. We are anticipating a wide variety of speakers again this year for enriching your floodplain management knowledge. More details about the program will be forthcoming in the next month. More details can be found on the registration page. Go to the registration page using the link below. 

Fall Conference:  October 22 - 24, 2018  Click here for online registration 
If you prefer to send a check and use a printed form, you can get your application form HERE.

Go to the registration page for booking your group rate at the SpringHill Suites - Orange Beach at the Wharf (conference rate is $99/night). If you prefer to call to make your hotel reservation, the hotel's phone number is (251) 943-6600.

Alabama Office of Water Resources NFIP Office Upcoming Events:  
Coming in 2018:  Floodplain Management Concepts 2-Day Workshop

Workshop Description:
We will offer a 2-day workshop based on one of the 4-day advanced floodplain management course which is a dynamic and interactive course covering National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Rules and Regulations in Depth, Local Floodplain Manager Roles and Responsibilities, Letters of Map Change and Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities. Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in detail.

Target Audience:
Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) or community officials with 2 years of full-time floodplain management experience. Government officials will take precedence. 

Past AAFM Events:

2017 AAFM Fall Conference

The 2017 Alabama Association of Floodplain Managers Fall Conference was held on September 25-27, 2017 in Orange Beach, AL at the Springhill Suites at the Wharf. The 10th annual fall conference was the first year it was held in Orange Beach. The conference was attended by over 100 participants representing 32 local governments, several state and federal government agencies, private industry companies, and academia. Members will be able to access copies of the technical presentations from the conference on the AAFM website. 

special thanks to our sponsoring firms for the generous support, not only in sponsoring our breaks, Monday evening event, and the Dolphin Cruise, but for supporting the organization through their attendance and participation in the conference proceedings. Sponsors for this year’s conference were Amec Foster Wheeler, Atkins, Dewberry, Smart Vent, Schoel Consulting Engineers, and Watershed Geo

Alabama Association of Floodplain Managers News

AAFM Newsletter
Get the latest about AAFM events, floodplain management issues pertinent to Alabama, and resources for floodplain managers. Click on the image below for the latest edition.  

  Winter 2017/2018 Edition
Association of State Floodplain Managers News

National News Updates
For news and updates regarding floodplain management issues for ASFPM, FEMA, and other agencies go to the image below.

ASFPM News & Views Newsletter
For the latest version of the Association's newsletter go to the link below. It is printed bi-monthly and includes articles and updates on the Association's activities involving national floodplain management policy,  FEMA National and Regional News, the ASFPM Foundation, flood hazard mapping and mitigation issues, and the NFIP. 

Community Rating System News

CRS Training Opportunities
CRS Webinar Series: These webinars provide training opportunities to communities that are not yet participating in the Community Rating System or local government staff that are new to the CRS, and to local government staff with experience in the CRS. The Series includes basic introductory sessions and more advanced topics, most averaging about an hour in length.

EMI Courses: Community Rating System (CRS) training opportunities are offered throughout the year at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and at field-deployed locations. New CRS coordinators are encouraged to attend the 4-day CRS class (E278). The course is free, and travel expenses are covered for those accepted to the EMI.

Videos: These are short 5 to 10 minute videos that provide an overview of the CRS. 

 Click the image to go to the training resources webpage. 

CRS News
The NFIP/CRS Update is a publication of the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. It provides local officials and others interested in the CRS with news they can use.  Communities are encouraged to copy and/or circulate the Update and to reprint its articles in their own local, state, or regional newsletters. No special permission is needed. Click on the image below and go to the bottom of the landing webpage to find the newsletters in pdf format.