SAVE THE DATE

Presented by the Propeller Club of Northern California,
co-sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers

(see additional sponsors below)

DAY 1

STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE 2020
National Strategies
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 8:45 AM – 12:30 PM Via Zoom

08:45 Call To Order:
Propeller Club of Northern California, Stas Margaronis

09.00 Welcome
• Port of Oakland, Danny Wan, Executive Director
• Port of Los Angeles, Tony Gioiello, Deputy Executive Director  
• Propeller Club International, Niels Aalund, President
• Society of American Military Engineers, San Francisco, Arvind Acharya, President

09:30 Shanghai, Los Angeles/Long Beach and Rotterdam: Three Strategies for Investment and Resiliency
• VU University of Amsterdam, Department of Water and Climate Risk, Jeroen Aerts, Director

10:00 Texas: $12B Galveston Bay Storm Surge Gate
• Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Bob Mitchell, President 
• Texas A &M University Galveston, William Merrell, Professor 
• Texas General Land Office, Tony Williams, Environmental Review Coordinator
• Texas A & M University Galveston, Meri Davlasheridze, Assistant Professor 

15 Minute Break

11:00 Louisiana: Protecting the Coast & Reclaiming 10,000 Acres Via Dredging
• Port of New Orleans, Brandy Christian, Executive Director 
• Big River Coalition, Sean Duffy, Executive Director
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Colonel Stephen Murphy, New Orleans District Commander 
• National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Suzanne Van Cooten, Meteorologist 

11:45 Mississippi River States: $12 B Natural Flood Controls to Control Future Flooding  
• Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, Colin Wellenkamp, Executive Director

12:30 Conclusion of Day 1
• Propeller Club of Northern California, Stas Margaronis

DAY 2

STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE 2020
National Strategies
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM Via Zoom

08:45 Call To Order:
Propeller Club of Northern California, Stas Margaronis

09.00 Welcome
• Port of Long Beach, Mario Cordero, Executive Director
• Port of San Francisco, Elaine Forbes, Executive Director (Invited)

09:30 New York & New Jersey: Preparing for the Next Hurricane Sandy
• The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Jorge Chavez, Assistant Director of Ports
• Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Sarah Colasurdo, Senior Climate Resilience Specialist

09:45 New Netherlands: The $8B & 5,000 Acre Reclaimed Coastal Barrier/Container Terminal & National Resiliency Initiatives
• Rijkswaterstaat & I-Storm, Marc Walraven, Senior Advisor Storm Surge Barriers
• Port of Rotterdam, Joost de Nooijer, Civil Engineer 
• Royal Haskoning, Matthijs Bos, Consultant Flood Risk Management and Coastal Engineering

10:30 Break

10:45 Hawaii: Challenges and Strategies for Harbors
• Hawaii Harbors Division, Derek Chow, Deputy Director 

11:00 Washington: Storm Water Exposures and Response  
• Port of Seattle, Joseph Gellings, Planner

11:15 California: $4B Port of San Francisco Seawall, Ports of Oakland & Long Beach Resiliency Plans & Bay Area Beneficial Use
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LTC John Cunningham, San Francisco District Commander 
• Port of San Francisco, Brad Benson, Waterfront Resilience Program Director 
• Port of Oakland, Jan Novak,Associate Environmental Planner and Scientist
• Bay Conservation & Development Commission, Brenda Goeden, Sediment Program Manager
• South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Dave Halsing, Executive Project Manager

12:15 Conclusion of Day 2
• Propeller Club of Northern California, Stas Margaronis

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