Jamie Lescinski, Business Development Director, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., “Global Dredging: Best Practices Enhance Beneficial Use, Productivity & Reduced Cost”

Peter Dreyfuss, Chief Operating Officer, Watermaster North America, “Building a Modern Dredging Fleet for the United States” with Harri Uusi-Rauva, Vice President, Sales Watermaster (Finland), “The Amphibious Multipurpose Dredger

Derek Chow, Deputy Director, Hawaii State Harbor Division, “Proposed Lock & Dam System to Protect Honolulu Harbor from Sea Level Rise”

Aimee Andres, Executive Director, Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. “Impact & Response to Chronic Flooding on Mississippi & Inland River Ports”

Lori Adornato, Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), “Reefense: Developing Self-healing, Hybrid Biological and Engineered Reef-Mimicking Systems”

Vera Konings, Flood Risk Advisor, Municipality of Rotterdam, “Regional Flood Risk Management Strategy for the Rotterdam Region – urban areas and port”

Kathryn Roscoe, Senior Flood Risk and Adaptation Specialist, Deltares, “Cascading Impacts of Flooded Infrastructure: Broward County, Florida”

Mark Wingate, P.E. Deputy District Engineer for Project Management, New Orleans District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, “Report on New Orleans Storm Surge Barrier Resiliency After Hurricane Ida”


Luca Sittoni, Senior Adviser and Manager of the Strategic Research Program Sustainability, Deltares, “Developing Nature-based Solutions Strategies in the Netherlands”

Rudy Simoneaux, Engineering Chief at Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority “CPRA Master Plan to Address Flooding and Land Loss Coastwide”

Jenny Hamann, Landscape Architect, Stantec, “Staten Island Shoreline: A Layered Approach to Risk Reduction”

Peter Mull, Project Manager Engineering with Nature, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, “Aquatic Transfer Facility: A Strategy to Expedite Beneficial Use Projects”

Luisa Valiela, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Progress Report on SF Bay’s Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT)”

Meri Davlasheridze, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston, “Update on the Texas Coastal Spine Project”

Antonia Sebastian, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences, “Shortfalls of Houston Flood and Insurance Coverage During Hurricane Harvey”

Kathleen Schaefer, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, former FEMA engineer and flood insurance specialist, “S.F Bay Area Flood Exposures & Insurance Strategies to Address Them”

Randy Truby, President, RL Truby & Associates, “The Urgency of a Desalination Mobilization to Address Drought & Fires in Western States”

Kyle Hopkins, Partner, Oisann Engineering (Norway), “Mobilizing Partners to Support a National Desalination Initiative”