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COPRI Technical Dinner: Two Presentations on Flood Risk

COPRI Presents a Technical Dinner featuring two (2) Presentations

Thursday March 7, 2019
Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Crowne Plaza) - Fairfield, NJ

The North Jersey Chapter Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute Presents

A special double-header Technical Dinner:

Flood Hazard Resiliency: Design Guides and Control Act Rules


Peckman River Basin, NJ Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study

Presented by:

1)    Vince Mazzei, P.E., NJDEP – Manager, Bureau of Inland Regulation

To address the region’s flood and resiliency vulnerabilities, the NJDEP established the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules. Regulations were developed to address chronic flooding problems in New Jersey and their effects on social, economic, and public safety issues. Rules will be discussed in A-zones, Coastal A-zones, and V-zones. Impacts from Superstorm Sandy will be highlighted to illustrate the motivation for updated Rules for flood mitigation to ensure future development is sustainable and resilient.

2)    Alek Petersen, PPMD, USACE – Project Manager, Civil Works Branch, NY District

The Peckman River flows through several municipalities in northern New Jersey prior to discharging into the Passaic River. Rainfall from storms exposes the areas within the basin to flooding damages and life safety risks due to overbank flooding. The USACE-NY District is conducting a study to examine the feasibility of implementing flood risk management measures to reduce the risk of damage to structures, their contents, and life safety.


DINNER SPONSORSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (please note this dinner sponsorship is separate from NJB Branch Sponsorship) 

Dinner Sponosrship of $300 includes one (1) attendee ticket.  Purchase online here through eventbrite, or contact Tony Alfano or Kallol Ganguli for more details.


DATE: Thursday March 7, 2019

TIME: Registration & Networking from 5:30 - 6:30 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm with presentations to follow

LOCATION: Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Crowne Plaza); 690 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ

$75 for ASCE members / $80 for Non-members / $70 Government Employees / $40 for students with ID

RSVP: Reserve your space online here. Payment can be made here with credit card; or make checks payable to "ASCE North Jersey Branch" and mail to: Kati DiRaimondo, Stantec, 365 W. Passaic St, Suite 175; Rochelle Park, NJ 07662.

Later Event: March 13
Full Day Geotechnical Seminar