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Sacramento Luncheons

Upcoming Program

WHEN: Thursday, February 20th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: City of Sacramento Utilities Office, 1395 35th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95822

Topic:  Association of State Floodplain Managers – Message from the Chair.  ASFPM Chair, Ricardo Pineda, will provide a quick overview of ASFPM, the status of National Flood Insurance Program reform, and an update regarding his recent written and oral testimony to Congress regarding the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2020.     

SPEAKER:  Ricardo Pineda, Supervising Engineer – California Department of Water Resources – Division of Flood Management.  Ricardo Pineda currently serves as Chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).  Ricardo is a registered civil engineer in California and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Ricardo has been a member of ASFPM for over 21 years and a CFM since 2003. 

Riccardo has worked as a civil engineer with the California Department of Water Resources (CaDWR) since 1980 and his experience includes civil maintenance of the State Water Project (SWP), water and power system modeling of the SWP, financial analysis of the SWP, flood hydrology and flood hydraulics, planning and construction of flood projects (with Army Corps), chief engineer for the California Reclamation Board, chief of CaDWR’s Floodplain Management and FloodSAFE program management.

Ricardo served on the ASFPM Board as a regional director and as an advisor to the California-Nevada Floodplain Management Association.  Ricardo has served as program manager for two state FPM task forces and as a member of multiple federal flood management working groups.  Ricardo supported the rebuilding of the New Orleans area flood defenses after Hurricane Katrina as a commissioner on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ricardo has spent extensive time in Central America and is completely fluent in Spanish.   


About Luncheons

FMA organizes luncheons in Sacramento on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management. If you would like to be added to the notification list please send an e-mail to the coordinator. If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits.

FMA Sacramento Luncheon Presentations — Topics & Archive

Following is a list of recent luncheon topics. Where available, a link to the presentation, in PDF format, is provided.

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