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EWRI Atlas 14 Implementation Technical Event

November 14, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
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R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc.
16340 Park Ten Place, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77084

NOAA completed their update to the historical rainfall study referred to as Atlas 14 Precipitation-Frequency Atlas for Texas in 2018. For the Greater Houston and Harris County area, this shows that we’re likely to experience larger storms than previously thought and that more severe flooding is also likely. Harris County has initiated several measures over the last year to address flood risk including revisions to development requirements and initiating a revision to the FIRM maps. Representatives from Harris County will provide an update on the implementation of the development requirements passed by the Commissioners Court in January 2019 and the interim PCPM guidelines implemented in July 2019 for floodplain development. They will also provide an update on the MAAPnext project for revisions to the FEMA FIRM maps.

Speakers will include:

  • Craig Maske, P.E., CFM, Chief Planning Officer, Harris County Flood Control District
  • Jon Steiber, P.E., CFM, Harris County Permits Manager, Harris County Engineering Department

See speaker details below.


11:00 a.m.     Registration
11:30 a.m.     Networking and Boxed Lunches
12:00 noon     Introductory Remarks and Presentations
1:15 p.m.       EWRI Announcements
1:30 p.m.       Adjourn

Professional Development Hours: One PDH offered for this event.

ASCE Members:         $30
Non-Members:           $50
Registration includes lunch.

Please pay by credit card online after clicking the "Register Now" button or bring a check (payable to "ASCE Houston Branch") to the event.  No cash will be accepted.

Sponsors:  Sponsorships are available for $250 each. Sponsors will receive:

  • One complimentary lunch
  • Recognition on event posters, welcome screens, and verbally during the event (please email your high resolution logo to [email protected] after you purchase your sponsorship)

Please note that attendees affiliated with the sponsoring organization will still need to separately register and pay the member or non-member cost.

Proceeds will cover the event cost and benefit EWRI-Houston activities.

Craig Maske, P.E., CFM
Chief Planning Officer
Harris County Flood Control District

Craig T. Maske, P.E., CFM, is the Chief Planning Officer for the Harris County Flood Control District and is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Missouri, and a Certified Floodplain Manager.  Craig has 29 years of experience as a hydrologist, civil engineer, and planner.  His experience includes watershed planning studies, design of local and regional flood protection and mitigation projects, floodplain modeling and mapping, storm water quality compliance and training, and disaster recovery projects.  Craig is currently serving as the lead for HCFCD’s implementation of revised standards incorporating resilience based on updates to design rainfall resulting from NOAA Atlas 14.  He also serves as a Technical Advisor for HCFCD’s Modeling, Assessment, and Awareness Project (MAAPnext).  MAAPnext is utilizing next-generation methodologies and procedures to model and map flood hazards and provide the best information possible to Harris County’s many communities and residents.  This project will play a vital role in understanding flood hazards, identifying opportunities for comprehensive and multi-purpose mitigation, and enhancing the resiliency of the region.

Jon Steiber, P.E., CFM
Harris County Permits Manager
Harris County Engineering Department

Jon is the Manager of Harris County Permits and the Harris County Floodplain Administrator.  He has worked in various roles at the Harris County Engineering Department including Road and Bridge Project Manager, Construction Programs Field Engineer, Manager of Construction - Road & Bridge, and Manager of Permits.  He worked in the HCED Disaster/Recovery organization as the Private Damage Chief for Tax Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey and was the Deputy Incident Commander for Tropical Storm Imelda.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


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