ESA is proud to be an exhibitor at the upcoming Floodplain Management Association (FMA) Annual Conference in Sacramento, September 6-9. The theme this year is “Fostering Resilience through Integration, Innovation, and Inclusion,” and you can catch ESA’s Flood experts from all over California and our growing technology team in the Pacific Northwest at the event.

ESA’s team of Flood Management Specialists will be attending the conference this year and we look forward to connecting with you.

Stop by and meet members from our team at booth #20 in the Exhibit Hall at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Be sure to also catch our moderators and panelists engaged in important discussions. We’ll be presenting at the following panels and technical sessions:


Meeting Mitigation Demands—Can we do all this?
Wednesday, September 7, 2:30 – 3:50 PM
Moderator: Melissa Denena, ESA
Panelists: Hal Holland, Western Region Director, Westervelt Ecological Services and Eric Nagy, Principal, LWA

One Landscape, Many Programs: Integrating Multiple Ecosystem Functions in Central Valley Floodplains
Thursday, September 8, 11:00 – 12:30 PM
Moderator: Bill Eisenstein, PhD, ESA Panelists: Julie Rentner, River Partners, Roger Cornwell, Sutter Mutual, and Erik Loboschefsky, CA DWR


Coastal Challenges
Wednesday, September 7,  4:00-5:30 PM
Presenters: Louis White, PE, ESA, Rafael J. Holcombe, Tetra Tech, and Richard Driscoll, Floodbreak

Numerical Analytics 1 – New Tools
Thursday, September 8, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Presenters: Eric M. Ginney, ESA, Mark S. Bartlett, Stantec, Emilie Tarouilly and Dennis Lettenmaier, UCLA; Forest Cannon,, Boston, MA

Eco Restoration 1 – The Challenge
Thursday, September 8, 9:00 – 10:30
Presenters: John Pritchard, ESA; Stephanie Freed, Ecosystem Investment Partners; Jennifer Burt, GEI Consultants Co-author(s) Vance Howard and Carol Maxwell, GEI Consultants

Getting into Bed(s) with Structures
Thursday, September 8, 11:00 – 12:30 PM
Presenters: Justin Gragg, ESA; David A. Jaffe, Davide Evans & Associates; Dr. Bo Juza, TUFLOW

Eco Restoration 2 – Plan Implementation
Thursday, September 8, 11:00 – 12:30 PM
Presenters: Melissa Carter, ESA; Paul Detjens, Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Steven Allen, GHD¸ David Shaw, Balance Hydrologics; Jessica Hall, Wildling Design Studio; Melanie Winter, The River Project

Eco Restoration 4 – Multi-Benefit
Thursday, September 8, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Presenters: Matt Brennan, ESA; Stephanie Freed, Ecosystem Investment Partners ¸Eng. Mrs. Chen Rozilio and Mr. Alon Maor, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Mr. Yoav Sharfi, Sorek Lachish Drainage and River Authority, Lynn Boyd Hermansen, GEI Consultants Co-Author(s): Melanie Saucier and Pete Ghelfi, SAFCA; Emily Tozzi, Formation Environmental, LLC

Working beyond traditional single-objective flood management plans for river corridors and coastal shorelines, our sustainable flood management strategies create added value as habitat enhancement projects.