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Event2023 CEPSYM
Date/TimeJune 27
8:30 am - 5:00 pm PT
PlaceARC Conference Center
University of California, Davis
760 Orchard Road
Note: Some mapping apps refer to "ARC Ballroom" instead of ARC Conference Center.
ThemeWater Management Options for Adapting to California Droughts and Floods
AgendaDownload agenda [PDF, .6 MB]
CFM-CECsCertified Floodplain Managers (CFM) who attend the Symposium for the full day will be awarded 6.5 CEC units.

Online registration is available until June 23 (after that date, walk-in registration is available).

Registration includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and parking.

Before June 16
On or after June 16
FMA Members
$200 (USD)
$300 (USD)
$250 (USD)
$350 (USD)
$25 (USD)
$50 (USD)

* Student Scholarships — a limited number of student scholarships are available on or before June 15. If interested, include information about your course of study, your year of study, and name of school on the form found at our Contact Us page.

For registration exceptions, refunds for cancelled registrations, or other registration questions, contact us.
Parking Parking permit is required.

Get permit from yellow-vested attendant located at entrance to Parking Lot 25 on Orchard Road next to ARC Conference Center. Attendants are available 7:15 am - 9:00 am. Place permit on dashboard.

If arriving after 9:00 am, go to registration desk in ARC Conference Center for permit, then go back to car to place permit on dashboard.

From parking lot, walk to ARC Conference Center entrance at north end of building (closest to Orchard Road).

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Why this theme?

Climate change impacts are altering our historic understanding of meteorology and hydrology. When, where, and how much precipitation falls is changing. In recent years, floods and droughts are more extreme than historic records show. Climate models looking forward show increasing flood and drought extremes. We use the best available data at the time when making decisions. Adoption of the 2022 Update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan in December 2022 brings our attention to thinking about options for integrated management of floods and droughts.

Morning Session: Anticipating Consequences of Floods and Droughts

Looks at potential impacts resulting from future floods and droughts. What is at risk? How are risks altered by climate change extremes?

Afternoon Session: Adaptation Options for Managing Floods and Droughts

Focuses on what work is being done to understand and to integrate solutions addressing floods and droughts. How can we manage surface water and groundwater at the same time?

What is CEPSYM?

The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium is an informal day of scientific and technical presentations meant to increase our knowledge and understanding of extreme precipitation events. Goals of CEPSYM are to improve flood risk management planning and increase warning time for large floods.

Each year, CEPSYM presentations focus on a specific theme. Almost every paper or presentation given since starting in 1994 is available under Speaker Presentations.

Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations from each Symposium are available on this website. Presentations may be posted in one or more formats: abstracts, printable slides from the presenters, and/or audio of the sessions.

More Information

Interested? Are you interested in talking on a technical or scientific topic related to the Symposium's purpose? Would you like to attend the next symposium? Contact us to be notified via email of the next Symposium.

2023 Sponsors

Rain Sponsors — $500+

MBK Engineers
West Consultants, Inc.
Wood Rodgers
Balance Hydrologics, Inc.
NHC - Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
UC Davis Institute of the Environment
Center for Watershed Sciences

Shower Sponsors — $250+

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