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Project Title: Urban Flooding in the United States

PIN: PGA-OSP-16-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Office of Special Projects
Water Science and Technology Board

Augustine, Lauren Alexander

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies

Urban Flooding in the United States
September 19, 2017 - September 20, 2017
Chicago, IL

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Eric Edkin
Phone: 202-334-2219


8:00 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome and Introductions
- Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine, Director of Office of Special Projects and Director of Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- Dr. David Maidment, Committee Chair, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

8:40 – 8:45 am Opening Remarks
- Krys Shaw, Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Mike Quigley

8:45 – 10:15 am
Panel Session: Overview talks about the four aspects of urban flooding
David Maidment, Panel Moderator
(20 minutes for each Panelist)

Panelist 1: Physical aspects of urban flooding in Chicago
Panelist 2: Social aspects of urban flooding in Chicago
Panelist 3: Informational aspects of urban flooding in Chicago
Panelist 4: Decision Making, Policies, and Urban Flooding Actions in Chicago

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Group Sessions

• Physical aspects of urban flooding (built and natural environment)
• Social aspects of urban flooding (people and institutions)
• Data and informational aspects of urban flooding (forecasts, maps, demographics)
• Actions and decision making aspects of urban flooding (actions taken pre-flood, during flood event, and post-flood)

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch in meeting room

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Report-outs from each group

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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