Best Practices for Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Flooding

Friday, November 16, 2012

Virginia Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Center of Old Dominion University

1030 University Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435

The first forum was an opportunity for local, state and federal scientists to share information about flooding and sea level rise science with local planners, emergency managers, stormwater engineers, private sector engineering firms and NGOs. The group discussed the response of Super Storm Sandy in Hampton Roads and afternoon breakout sessions explored the critical need and next steps needed in emergency management, public works and land use planning.

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Speaker Presentations

Sea Level Rise Acceleration in Hampton Roads: A Scientific Perspective

Tal Ezer, Professor, Old Dominion University Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography

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Climate Change SLR and Severe Storms: A Federal Perspective

Russell DeYoung, Senior Research Scientist and Climate Adaptation Science Investigator, NASA Langley Research Center

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Adaptation Practices and Lessons Learned: A State Perspective

Molly Mitchell, Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Forum Notes

Morning Plenary

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Emergency Management

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Public Works/Utilities/Roads

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Land Use/Environmental Planning

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