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Drought: How Do You Plan for That?
Activity Code: S668
Date: Wednesday, April 17
James C. Schwab, AICP
Senior Research Associate, American Planning Association
Phone: (312) 786-6364
Work: Jim Schwab is senior research associate and manager of the Hazards Planning Research Center at the American Planning Association. He also serves as co-editor of Zoning Practice. He has managed numerous major APA sponsored research projects producing training or research related to hazards and environmental planning. As adjunct professor, he also teaches a course on disaster planning for the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning.
Education: B.A., Political Science, Cleveland State University, 1973 M.A., Journalism, University of Iowa, 1985 M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa, 1985
Publications: Schwab, James C., ed. 2010. Hazard mitigation: Integrating best practices into planning. Planning Advisory Service Report No. 560. Chicago: American Planning Association. Schwab, James C. 2009. Making hazards a planning priority. PAS Memo, 1–6. July/August. Schwab, James C. 2008. The role of planning in reducing impacts of global warming. Pp. 19-50 in Global warming, natural hazards, and emergency management, eds. George Haddow, Jane Bullock, and Kim Haddow. New York: Taylor & Francis. Schwab, James, and Stuart Meck with Jamie Simone. 2005. Planning for wildfires. Planning Advisory Service Report No. 529/530. Chicago: American Planning Association. Schwab, James, with Kenneth C. Topping, Charles D. Eadie, Robert E. Deyle, and Richard A. Smith. 1998. Planning for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Planning Advisory Service Report No. 483/484. Chicago: American Planning Association. December. Schwab, James C. 2009. Winds of Change. Planning, 24–7. October. Schwab, James, ed. 2009. Planning the urban forest: Ecology, economy, and community development. Planning Advisory Service Report No. 555. Chicago: American Planning Association. Schwab, James C., Paula L. Gori, and Sanjay Jeer, project editors. 2005. Landslide hazards and planning. Planning Advisory Service Report No. 533/534. Chicago: American Planning Association. Schwab, James C. 2004. Planning for a rainy day: Addressing natural hazards in state land use laws. Planning & Environmental Law 56(1): 3–8. Schwab, James. 1994. Deeper shades of green: the rise of blue-collar and minority environmentalism in America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. Schwab, James. 1988. Raising Less Corn and More Hell: Midwestern Farmers Speak Out. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
Past Assignments: "Identifying Your Target Audience When Surveying Professionals," Social Coast Forum, Charleston, SC, 2/16/12 "Incorporating Smart Growth into Disaster Recovery Planning," New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, San Diego, CA, 2/3/12 "Getting Ahead of the Next Flood," Tennessee APA Conference, Nashville, TN, 9/30/11
Jeffrey P. Brislawn
Hazard Mitigation Lead/Associate, AMEC Environ & Infras.
Work: Jeff is the Hazard Mitigation Lead in AMEC Environment and Infrastructure’s Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management Program and has over twenty one years of experience in emergency management, GIS and hazard mitigation planning work for state and local governments. With AMEC Jeff has been the project manager on more than twenty Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) compliant local and state multi-hazard mitigation plans, as well as provided GIS-based risk analysis in support of many others. Jeff has also been involved with drought planning in Colorado and led three efforts to update the state’s drought mitigation and response plan (2002, 2010, and 2013). Jeff is experienced with FEMA mitigation grant programs and has assisted local and state governments with the development of successful and cost effective hazard mitigation project applications. Prior to joining AMEC in 2004 Jeff was the former State of Colorado, Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM) planning coordinator for the Colorado Office of Emergency Management. Jeff has also worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a disaster assistance employee and was deployed on flood and earthquake disasters in the 1990’s. Jeff has a and is a Certified Floodplain Manager and AMEC Certified Project Manager.
Education: MS engineering/environmental geology from Colorado State University B.S. in geology from Ohio University
Publications: APA Drought PLanning Advisory Statement (in development) Contributing author and advisor The Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan; Boulas, L., Truby, J., 1981. Rev 1986 and 1990 by Truby, Boulas, Kistner, R. Revised 2001 by Brislawn, J.P., et al. Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Golden, CO.
Other Publications: * Colorado Earthquake Hazards; 1999. Map scale 1:1,150,000. Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Golden, CO. * Direct Measurement of Liquefaction Potential in Soils of Monterey County, California; Charlie, W.A., Doehring, D.O., Brislawn, J.P., and Hassen Hassen, 1998. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551-B: "The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989-Liquefaction." US Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. * Public Outreach Opportunities for Geoscience Education and Hazard Mitigation During Disaster Recovery Operations: Experiences from the Northridge Earthquake; Brislawn, J.P., 1994. Abstracts with Programs, 1994 Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO. * Mapping Colorado's Earthquake Hazard with Geographic Information Systems; Brislawn, J.P., Mejia-Navarro, M., Oaks, S.D., and Koleis, M.J., 1993. Proceedings of the Fifth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vol. II, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA. * Earthquakes and Related Hazards in Colorado; Oaks, S.D., Brislawn, J.P., Mejia-Navarro, M., and Koleis, M.J., 1993. Map scale 1:1,000,000. Colorado Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. * Geographic Information Systems: A Workbook for Local Governments; Brislawn, J.P., 1993. Colorado Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. * Hazard Mitigation Opportunities for South Dakota - Report of the Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team, In Response to: 999-DR-SD State of South Dakota May-July 1993 Flood Disaster; (Contributing author, disaster area description section) 1993. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Denver, CO. * Piezovane Evaluation of Liquefaction of Pile Foundations; Charlie, W.A., Doehring, D.O., Brislawn, J.P., Scott, C.E., Butler, L.W., 1993. Proceedings of 46th Annual Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. * Loma Prieta Earthquake: Piezovane, SPT and CPT Evaluations of Liquefaction in Monterey County, California; Charlie, W.A., Doehring, D.O., Brislawn, J.P., Hassen, H., Siller, T., 1993. Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Special Volume on Earthquakes, New Delhi, India. * Liquefaction Evaluation with the CSU Piezovane; Charlie, W.A., Doehring, D.O., Brislawn, J.P., Scott, C.E., Butler, L.W., 1993. Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, New Delhi, India. * Emergency Operations Plan Guidance Manual; Brislawn, J.P., 1993. Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Golden, CO. * Canon City Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan; Brislawn, J.P., Kistner, R.K., Pratt, S.J., and Roscoe, S., 1993. Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Golden CO. * City of Fort Collins Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan; Brislawn, J.P., and Kistner, R.K., 1992. Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Golden, CO. * Site Liquefaction Investigation with the CSU Piezovane; Brislawn, J.P., 1992. Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. * Direct Measurement of Liquefaction Potential, Monterey Co., California; Charlie, W.A., Doehring, D.O., Brislawn, J.P., Hassen, H.A., 1992. Final Report, Award No. 9011319, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Past Assignments: Colorado Governor's Drought Conference 2012. Speaker. ASFPM Conference presentations 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 Western Governor's Association State Drought Planning Meeting, March 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Speaker.
Cody L. Knutson
Natl Drought Mitigation Cntr.