Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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Drusilla Seafood Restaurant 
3482 Drusilla Ln.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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Ryan Brunet 
ASCE Baton Rouge Branch 

ASCE Baton Rouge Luncheon - January 2023 

In-Person Event

 Speaker: Bob Jacobsen, PE

 Topic: The High-Definition Flood Inundation Map for the August 2016 Flood for the Amite River Basin

Date: January 19, 2023

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Place: Drusilla Catering 3482 Drusilla Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Bob Jacobsen PE


Speaker:  Bob Jacobsen, PE

Topic: The High-Definition Flood Inundation Map for the August 2016 Flood for the Amite River Basin

The HD-FIM is a “state-of-the-art” and “first-in-the-nation” high-resolution/high-accuracy, interactive raster map for a major regional flood. The presentation will describe the advanced methods employed to create the HD-FIM. The project was sponsored by the Amite River Basin Commission.


Bob holds two master’s degrees from LSU concentrating in Environmental Policy and Environmental Engineering.  He has worked in hydrological risk—environmental and flood—for 40 years specializing in advanced studies of the complex challenges facing south Louisiana.  Bob served as a consultant on storm surge hazard analysis and risk reduction to the SLFPA-E and CPRA during the post-Katrina construction of the HSDRRS and as a flood risk consultant to the Amite River Basin Commission for close to twenty years.  In 2022 he authored a two-part article on Property-Specific Flood Re$iliency, for the LOUISIANA CIVIL ENGINEER.  He is a past-president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge Branch and the Louisiana Section.


In Addition, we will have a brief presentation by LSU Student Emily Fertitta.

Emily Fertitta is from Gulfport, MS and earned her B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at LSU in 2020. She is working toward an M.S. degree in Coastal and Ecological Engineering and serves as treasurer of LSU’s student chapter of COPRI. She is currently researching the operation of the Mid-Breton and Mid-Barataria sediment diversions alongside Dr. Clint Willson at the LSU Center for River Studies.

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