FEMA ACCEPTS HAESTAD METHODS' SOFTWARE.
Haestad Methods, Waterbury, Conn., has announced that its popular suite of stormwater software has been approved by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency responsible for coordinating emergency planning, preparedness, risk reduction, response, and recovery. The agency works closely with state and local governments by funding emergency programs and providing technical (FEMA FEMA,
n.pr See Federal Emergency Management Agency. ) and added to its list of numerical models accepted for use in the National Flood Insurance Program The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by the Congress of the United States in 1968 through the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (P.L. 90-448). (NFIP NFIP National Flood Insurance Program (US FEMA)
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PondPack, StormCAD, CulvertMaster, and FlowMaster, which are used by thousands of municipal governments, state and federal agencies, and consulting firms in the U.S., can now be used for determining flood hazards in all 50 states.
The NFIP makes federally backed flood insurance Flood insurance denotes the specific insurance coverage against property loss from flooding. To determine risk factors for specific properties, insurers will often refer to topographical maps that denote lowlands and floodplains that are susceptible to flooding. available to residents and businesses in over 20,000 U.S. communities and identifies and maps the nation's floodplains. FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FISs) provide communities with 100-year flood elevations for rivers and coastal areas, which are used in the implementation of floodplain floodplain, level land along the course of a river formed by the deposition of sediment during periodic floods. Floodplains contain such features as levees, backswamps, delta plains, and oxbow lakes. management programs.
"This is where our software comes in," said Jennifer Hatchett, Director of Government Relations at Haestad Methods. "Over the years, an increasing number of our users have asked if they could use our software for FEMA flood studies or for supporting revisions to existing FEMA flood maps. We contacted FEMA to initiate the review and approval process for our software, and I am proud to say that we have delivered on our clients' needs."
With FEMA approval, existing users of Haestad Methods' stormwater software will be able to take on NFIP related work using tools they are already comfortable with. Cliff Toberman, president of Toberman & Associates, said: "Before FEMA approval, we would perform a preliminary analysis using Haestad Methods' software and then have to use another product that was harder to use, inconsistent, and limited in graphing and reporting capabilities. Now, with Haestad Methods' FEMA approval, we only have to use one package that is uniform, easy-to-use, and accurate. This is going to save us time on our projects."
"Future users will have an added bonus when they select stormwater software from Haestad Methods," added Hatchett. "The ability to apply the software to a broader scope of projects will just add to the return on their software investment."
About the Approved Software
PondPack(R) is a stormwater modeling program for urban hydrology hydrology, study of water and its properties, including its distribution and movement in and through the land areas of the earth. The hydrologic cycle consists of the passage of water from the oceans into the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration (or and detention pond design. Its major function is to analyze a simple site or complex, networked watershed for pre- and post-developed conditions. It is also used to estimate storage requirements; compute outlet rating curves with tail water impacts; and analyze interconnected ponds with multiple outfalls and bi-directional flow.
StormCAD(R)is a multifunctional program that allows users to model detailed storm sewer system networks, including components of pipes, inlets, junctions, and outlets. The main purposes of the program are to design storm systems and analyze the performance of storm sewers under various scenarios.
CulvertMaster(R)is a software modeling program for designing and analyzing culvert hydraulics. This program uses HDS-5 methodology to compute headwater head·wa·ter
The water from which a river rises; a source. Often used in the plural.
Noun 1. headwater - the source of a river; "the headwaters of the Nile" elevations and rating curves for submerged or unsubmerged culvert inlets and outlets operating under inlet or outlet control. It can also be used to evaluate roadway overtopping.
FlowMaster(R)is a software program for the design and analysis of pipes, ditches, open channels, weirs, orifices, and inlets. This program's "Hydraulic Calculator" can be used to solve for any unknown variable using the Manning, Hazen-Williams, Kutter, Darcy-Weisbach, or Colebrook-White formula. Its inlet computations strictly comply with the latest FHWA FHWA Federal Highway Administration (US DoT) Hydraulic Engineering Circular Number 22 (replaced HEC HEC Hautes Études Commerciales
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HEC Hydrologic Engineering Center (Davis, CA) 12) and AASHTO AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials inlet computation guidelines.
To celebrate this milestone, Haestad Methods is offering special pricing for a limited time on its stormwater suite. To learn more about this offer and Haestad Methods' products, visit http://www.haestad.com/pr_buy_021227-7WJNHN6M
About FEMA and the NFIP
FEMA is an independent federal agency reporting to the President of the United States The head of the Executive Branch, one of the three branches of the federal government.
The U.S. Constitution sets relatively strict requirements about who may serve as president and for how long. and tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from, and militating against disaster. For more information on FEMA, visit http://www.fema.gov.
The NFIP is a federal program that makes federally-backed flood insurance available in communities that agree to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage. NFIP publications include Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FISs). For more information on the NFIP, visit http://www.app1.fema.gov/nfip.
About Haestad Methods
Founded in 1979, Haestad Methods provides more than 125,000 civil engineers in over 170 countries with hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling applications, continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). workshops, and textbooks. Haestad Methods' complete suite of engineering software products for water, storm, and sanitary sewer modeling includes WaterGEMS(TM), WaterCAD(R), Darwin(TM), WaterSafe(TM), SewerCAD(R), StormCAD(R), PondPack(R), FlowMaster(R), CulvertMaster(R), and HEC-Pack(TM). Haestad Methods trains thousands of engineers each year. It is duly authorized to award CEUs and PDHs and is licensed by Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories, which is managed and operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation), is a major United States Department of Energy research and development national laboratory with two locations, one in Albuquerque, New to conduct RAM-W(SM)(Risk Assessment Methodology for Water Utilities) Training.
For more information, call 1-800-727-6555 (USA and Canada) or 203-755-1666 (worldwide) or visit http://www.haestad.com