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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

RSO:
Augustine, Lauren Alexander

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


Urban Flooding in the United States
April 24, 2017 - April 26, 2017
Towson, MD
Baltimore, MD


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: EricEdkin
Email: eedkin@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2219
Fax:


Agenda:

MORNING SESSION – Local Stakeholders

8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and Introductions and the Explanation of the Workshop Structure

- 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

9:30 – 11:00 am The World Café Workshop

The objective of the workshop is to collect information from local stakeholders and participants in a small group setting. Each group addresses four aspects of urban flooding in 20-minute session rotations.

• 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)

9:30 – 9:50 am Starting Group – What are the impacts?

9:50 – 10:10 am Rotation 2 – What are the causes?

10:10 – 10:30 am Rotation 3 – What actions can decision makers take to address the impacts and which resources are available?

10:30 – 10:50 am Rotation 4 – What are the gaps and/or needs to reduce urban flooding impacts in the future?

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 pm Debrief and Report-Out

• Committee members assigned to each station report out
• Broad discussion on results

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch—All Welcome

AFTERNOON SESSION – Federal, State, Regional Stakeholders

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Welcome and Introductions and Explanation of the Workshop Structure

- Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine
- Dr. David Maidment

1:30 – 3:00 pm The World Café Workshop

The objective of the workshop is to collect information from local stakeholders and participants in a small group setting. Each group addresses four aspects of urban flooding in 20-minute session rotations.

• 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)

1:30 – 1:50 pm Starting Group – What are the impacts?

1:50 – 2:10 pm Rotation 2 – What are the causes?

2:10 – 2:30 pm Rotation 3 – What actions can decision makers take to address the impacts and which resources are available?

2:30 – 2:50 pm Rotation 4 – What are the gaps and/or needs to reduce urban flooding impacts in the future?

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm Debrief and Report-Out

• Committee members assigned to each station report out
• Broad discussion on results

4:00 pm Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: