STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE CONFERENCE,
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022 VIA ZOOM
0800 TO 1345 U.S. PACIFIC COAST TIME

NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE U.S. PACIFIC COAST TIMES

0745 CALL TO ORDER

Stas Margaronis, Propeller Club of Northern California

0800 WELCOME

Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland

Charlie Perham, President-elect SAME National; Vice-President, Matrix Design Group

Jim Patti, President, ‎International Propeller Club

LTC Kevin P. Arnett, PhD, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Commander, San Francisco District

Arvind Acharya, President, Society of American Military Engineers- San Francisco Post, Sr. Project Executive, GES-AIS  

0900 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles, “Ports of Los Angeles & Port of Shanghai Collaboration Green Ships Corridor & Beyond”

0930 IMPACT OF FLOODING & SEA LEVEL RISE ON PORTS & INFRASTRUCTURE

PORT OF ROTTERDAM

Joost de Nooijer, Project Engineer at Port of Rotterdam, “Resiliency Interactive Website for Port of Rotterdam Terminals”

CALIFORNIA

Brad Benson, Waterfront Resilience Program Director, Port of San Francisco, “San Francisco Seawall Update”

Adrienne Newbold, Port Engineer, Port of Los Angeles, “Resilience Upgrade Report”

1045 BREAK
1100 NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS

Dr. Todd S. Bridges, U.S. Army Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Science

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, “Developing a National Strategy for Nature-Based Solutions

Colonel Estee Pinchasin, USACE, Baltimore District Commander, “Maryland Sustainable  Solutions: Restoring Mid-Chesapeake Bay Islands”

Matthijs Bouw, Founding Principal, One Architecture & Urbanism & Weitzman School of Design/University of Pennsylvania, “Building with Nature in the United States.”

Tim Barrett, Environmental Conservation Manager, Port of San Diego, “Nature-Based Solutions Protecting North and South San Diego Bay.”

1200 FLOOD & STORM SURGE & SEA-LEVEL DEFENSE RESPONSES

LOUISIANA

Mark Wingate, P.E. Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, New Orleans District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, A Systems Approach to Storm Damage Risk Reduction in South Louisiana

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

TEXAS

Kelly A. Burks-Copes, PhD, Chief, Program Support Branch, Mega Project Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, “Challenges Facing Texas Coastal Spine”

HAWAII

Moderator: Derek Chow, Pacific Islands Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. “Hawaii’s Sea Level Defense Strategy

Jessica Podoski, Senior Coastal Engineer, USACE Honolulu District. “Navigation and Sea Level Change Considerations for Navigation and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Projects in the State of Hawaii”

Sarah Chang, Project Analyst at State of Hawaii, Office of Planning, “An overview of statewide initiatives to address impacts of sea level rise and coastal hazards on state infrastructure” 

CALIFORNIA

Kathleen Schaefer, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, former FEMA engineer and flood insurance specialist, “New Ideas for Reducing Flood Risk Through Collaboration, Coordination and Insurance”

Nicholas Pinter, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. “World Water, a Collaboration Between UC Davis and Deltares”

*Gary Bardini, Director of Planning, Sacramento Flood Control Agency, “Successfully Working with the USACE: Challenges and Opportunities”

Raghuveer Vinukollu, SVP, Climate Resilience and Solutions Lead at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., “Insurance as an Underappreciated Tool in Meeting Climate Resilience Challenges.”

FLORIDA

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

1345 CONCLUSION

Stas Margaronis, Propeller Club of Northern California

* Invited