CASFM Lunch and Learn Series


CASFM holds a quarterly “Lunch and Learn” on the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July, and October (exact dates and time occasionally vary). The purpose is to provide members an opportunity to expand their knowledge on various topics of interest, and it is also an opportunity for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) to obtain Continuing Education Credits. 

Registration is required and is normally available online about one month prior to the event. Participates can register to attend in person or via the web. The event is held at the offices of the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.

Find a link to any current Lunch and Learns on the CASFM Calendar or Home Page

If you have a suggestion for a topic or have any questions, please contact Holly Piza at

Previous Topics:

2017 -------------------------

January 11 Millennials in OUR Workplace! - presented by Jeremy Deischer of Icon Engineering and Jeff Wulliman of Muller Engineering

Other resources mentioned in the presentation:

2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey

Simon Sinek on Millennials


2016 -------------------------

October 11 Using GIS to Better Assess and Communicate Flood Risk (Structure-Based Risk Assessments) - presented by Louie Greenwell of Prime AE Group

July 13 "BEST”, a new Low Impact Development - presented by Skuyler Herzog of Colorado School of Mines

April 14 Water Quality Components in Detention Basins - presented by Rich Borchardt and Jeff Fisher of UDFCD (Handout) (Audio File)

February 3  UD-Detention Workbook - presented by Ken MacKenzie and Holly Piza of UDFCD


2015 -------------------------

October 14  Opportunities for Coordination between Dam Safety and Floodplain Managers - presented by Kallie Bauer of Colorado Dam Safety

July 8    Features of the UDFCD Interactive Map  - presented by Julia Bailey of Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

April 23  Federal Flood Risk Management Standards - presented by Brian Varrella of Olsson Associates

January 26  Green Infrastructure In the City of Portland, Oregon - presented by Brian Wethington of the City of Denver


2014 -------------------------

October 15  HEC RAS at Bridges - presented by Gerald Blackler - Module1a  -   Follow Up Questions

July 16 The Secrets of Giving an Effective Presentation, presented by David Skuodas of the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

April 16 UD-FSD: Size and Design Full Spectrum Detention Basins, presented by Ken MacKenzie & Myles Gardner of
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

January 15 - How to Use the Powerful New Features in CUHP, presented by Derek Rapp of Peak Stormwater Engineering.

2013 -------------------------

October 9 - The EPA Stormwater Calculator, presented by Chris Olson of Colorado Stormwater Center at CSU.

July 31 - Design and Management Issues Related to in-Channel Safety, presented by Rick Mclaughlin of Mclaughlin Whitewater Design Group.

April 17 - History and Calibration of CUHP, presented by Ben Urbonas of UWRI.

January 16 - Engineering for Fish - Fish Passage, presented by Doug Laiho and Ashley Ficke with GEI Consultants.

2012 -------------------------

October 17 - The Engineer’s Key Role in Clean Water Act Section 404 Compliance, presented by Mary Powell of ERO.

July 18 - UD-Inlet:  A Tool for Inlet Design, presented by Ken MacKenzie and Holly Piza of UDFCD.

April 18 - Submittal Guidelines for Digital Letters of Map Change (DLOMC), presented by David Mallory and Terry Fead.