Annual Conference

Each year, VFMA partners with the Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association (VLWA) to host the Virginia Water Conference. This conference is typically located in the Richmond area and held in early March. The conference attracts participants from local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as the private sector. With over 400 participants attending the conference in 2018, it is an excellent opportunity to network with other floodplain and water-related professionals. 

The Virginia Water Conference serves as VFMA’s annual conference, providing sessions focusing on current topics in floodplain management, dam safety, and resiliency. This conference includes VFMA’s Annual Membership Meeting, as well as an opportunity to take the Certified Floodplain Manager exam

2019 Annual Conference

Conference Registration is Open! Click here for more information!

This year, the Virginia Water Conference will be held on March 3-5 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond-Midlothian!

March 3-5, 2019
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond-Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23235

A block of rooms  for this conference has been reserved under VLWA at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond-Midlothian with a special rate of $101.00 (single/double occupancy) per night. To reserve rooms under the VLWA block, you must call the hotel directly at 804-379-3800.


Call for Papers Now Open! Deadline Extended to December 21, 2018!

Are you ready to share your knowledge and lead the way in proactive floodplain management, resiliency, and dam safety? Submit an abstract for the 2019 Virginia Water Conference!

Please submit floodplain management related abstracts and speaker biographies using the official VFMA Abstract Submission Form by clicking here.

Please do not submit materials for floodplain management related topics to VLWA or through the VLWA website. If topics are received that would fit better in a concurrent VLWA conference track, VFMA will pass those abstracts to VLWA for consideration.

Presenters will be notified regarding acceptance by January 15, 2019, and the final program will be published in February 2019. If you have any questions about submitting an abstract, please contact VFMA. All speakers must register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fees.


Are you looking for a way to be more involved with VFMA? Join the VFMA Conference Committee to help prepare for the 2019 Virginia Water Conference in Richmond, Virginia! This opportunity is open to all VFMA members.

For more information or to join the conference committee, please contact: 
Scott Blossom, P.E, CFM, LEED AP | scott@blossomconsulting.net

Past Conferences

Conference programs for past conferences are available below.

For older conference programs, please click here.