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Project Information

Project Information


New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects


Project Scope:

Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of much of the New Orleans metro area prompted many questions about the geotechnical and hydraulic conditions and performance of the city's hurricane protection system. To help provide credible scientific and engineering answers regarding the performance of this system, an Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET) has been convened. The IPET effort is being led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The IPET is also working with a review team from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The IPET, which includes both federal and non-federal scientists and engineers, is divided into ten teams focusing on different topical areas*. The IPET is focusing its investigation on 3 primary topics: a) design capacity of the hurricane protection system, b) forces exerted against the system and system response, and c) factors that resulted in overtopping, breaching, or failure of levees and floodwalls. The IPET issued a draft final report on June 1, 2006. The IPET plans to issue its final report in 2008.

This NAE/NRC committee will focus its review on the following tasks:
1) review the data gathered by the IPET and the ASCE teams and provide recommendations regarding the adequacy of those data, as well as additional data that will be important to the IPET study and should be gathered;
2) review the analyses performed by the IPET and ASCE to ensure their consistency with accepted engineering approaches and practices;
3) review and comment upon the conclusions reached by the IPET and ASCE teams, and;
4) seek to determine lessons learned from the Katrina experience and identify ways that hurricane protection system performance can be improved in the future at the authorized level of protection.

The NAE/NRC committee will issue five reports:
1) a preliminary, letter report that comments on the adequacy of the nature of the data being collected by the IPET and ASCE teams (due in February 2006);
2) an interim report that represents the midpoint of the committee's evaluation and project (due June 1, 2006);
3) a report that reviews the IPET June 1, 2006 draft final report (due in September 2006);
4) a report that reviews the IPET draft "Volume VIII" on Engineering and Operational Risk and Reliability Analysis; and,
5) a final, comprehensive report that summarizes the committee's evaluation of the IPET final report.

The timeline for these five NAE/NRC reports conforms with plans regarding IPET report progress. The first two NRC/NAE reports will be drafted and issued following the review and evaluation of the IPET 30% and 60% completion reports, respectively. The third NAE/NRC report will review the IPET draft report (which was issued on June 1, 2006). The fourth NAE/NRC report will review the IPET Volume VIII on Risk and Reliability Analysis. The fifth NAE/NRC report will review the IPET final report.

*The committee's review will focus on the analysis of IPET teams in the areas of: data collection and management (perishable, systems data, and information management), interior drainage systems models, numerical models of the Hurricane Katrina surge and wave environment, storm surge and wave physical modeling of hydrodynamic forces and centrifuge breaching, geodetic vertical survey assessment, and the analysis of floodwall and levee performance.

The study is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army.

The approximate starting date for the project is 12/1/2005.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-L-05-02-A

Project Duration (months): 32 month(s)

RSO: Jacobs, Jeffrey



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 03/05/2008

G. Wayne Clough - (Chair)
Georgia Institute of Technology

G. Wayne Clough (NAE), Chair, is president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. His technical interests lie primarily in geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and heavy construction, particularly underground construction. Dr. Clough's research has centered on laboratory and field testing, earthquake analysis, soil behavior, and the application of numerical methods to soil-structure interaction. He has been especially interested in developing new methods that allow design of soil-structure systems using movement control concepts. With his increasing involvement in academic administration, he has taken a greater interest in higher education and technology policy. Dr. Clough's recent writings have been on the future of the research and development enterprise, and the role of technology in society. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rafael L. Bras
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rafael L. Bras (NAE) is Edward A. Abdun-Nur professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Bras' research interests are in the prediction of hydrologic extremes (flood and droughts), the use of forecasts to improve responses to those disasters, and improved water resources management. He is also interested in quantifying the effects of large-scale changes in land surfaces (agriculture, deforestation) on the global hydrologic cycle, and on the chemical constituents of the atmosphere. Dr. Bras has also conducted studies in landscape evolution and fluvial geomorphology. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering and his Sc.D. degree in water resources and hydrology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John T. Christian
Independent Consultant

John T. Christian (NAE) is a consulting engineer in Waban, Massachusetts. His primary area of interest is geotechnical engineering. Much of his early work involved developing and applying numerical methods such as the finite element method. He has also worked on reliability methods for geotechnical applications, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering on a broad range of civil engineering projects. Dr. Christian's current interests are largely focused on the use of reliability techniques in geotechnical engineering and on earthquake engineering. Much of his work in industry was associated with power generating facilities, including but not limited to nuclear power plants. Dr. Christian is also interested in the evolving procedures and standards for undergraduate education, especially as reflected in the accreditation process. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jos Dijkman
WL/Delft Hydraulics

Jos Dijkman is a flood management engineer with WL/Delft Hydraulics in Delft, the Netherlands. Mr. Dijkman has over 20 years of experience in water resources and flood management projects, both in the Netherlands and overseas. Many of these projects were in Indonesia; he also spent one year in Vietnam working for the World Bank on a comprehensive Mekong and Red River Delta Master Plan project. Mr. Dijkman served as a team leader for three missions to assess water resources and flood management on the Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers. He also serves as a member of the independent Dutch National Advisory Committee on Flood Management Issues. Mr. Dijkman received his M.Sc. degree in civil engineering from the University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill
Georgetown University

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill is an assistant professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Her areas of specialty include decision and risk analysis, with applications in the fields of space missions, information systems, and worker safety issues. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, Dr. Dillon served on the faculty of the University of Virginia, and with Fluor Daniel, Inc., where she analyzed technologies and sites for tritium supply and recycling using decision analysis and a simulation of production assurance. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in systems engineering with risk analysis concentration from the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. degree in engineering risk analysis from Stanford University.

Delon Hampton
Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered

Delon Hampton (NAE) is chairman of the board at Delon Hampton & Associates in Washington, DC. His major interest is in the area of tunneling and underground design and construction. Dr. Hampton has been involved in the design and/or construction of tunnels in both hard and soft ground, as well as shafts and connecting and intercepting structures. He has also been involved in restoration and rehabilitation of a failed submerged tunnel system, and in tunneling research. He has also worked on the design of highway and airfield pavements. This includes the establishment of design parameters for subgrades and base courses, as well as required pavement thicknesses for Portland cement concrete and asphaltic concrete surface courses. Dr. Hampton received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University.


Gregory J. Holland
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Greg Holland is the director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Holland, a native to Australia, was for many years with Australia's Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre. Dr. Holland also worked with Aerosonde, a manufacturer of lightweight and long-range aircraft. His areas of expertise are within tropical meteorology and climate, and he is an expert in the areas of fine-scale details of winds and precipitation in hurricanes. Dr. Holland received his B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from the University of South Wales and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from Colorado State University.

Richard A. Luettich, Jr.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Richard A. Luettich is director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research has dealt broadly with modeling and measurement of circulation and transport in coastal waters. Dr. Luettich's modeling efforts have emphasized the development and application of unstructured grid solution techniques that are optimized for geometricaly complex systems such as sounds, estuaries, inlets and inundated regions. He has co-developed a circulation and storm surge model that has been applied extensively for modeling storm surge in the Southern Louisiana and New Orleans areas. Dr. Luettich has also participated in the development of components of the national Coastal Ocean Observing System. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Sc.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Peter Marshall
Burns & Roe Services

Peter Marshall is vice president of operations at Burns & Roe Services Corporation after a distinguished career in the Civil Engineer Corps of the US Navy. Prior to joining Burns and Roe, he served for two years as a senior vice president with Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services Corporation, where he was responsible for project development and project operations. Mr. Marshall?s experience in the Civil Engineer Corps of the Navy included positions with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, from commanding officer of the Navy Public Works Center in San Francisco to fleet civil engineer of Naval Forces Europe to commander of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment and Pacific Division of NAVFAC to vice commander of NAVFAC. Mr. Marshall is a fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and California with a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Tufts and an M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

David H. Moreau
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David H. Moreau is professor in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Moreau teaches water resources planning and regional environmental planning. His research interests include analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water resource and related environmental programs. He is engaged in water resources planning at the local, state, and national levels. He has chaired or served on several NRC committees, most recently as a member of the Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies. Dr. Moreau serves as chairman of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the state?s regulatory commission for water quality, air quality, and water allocation. Dr. Moreau received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.

Thomas D. O'Rourke
Cornell University

Thomas D. O'Rourke (NAE) is a Thomas R. Briggs professor of engineering at Cornell University. His primary areas of interest include: 1) large ground deformation during earthquakes, with special emphasis on the mechanisms and characteristics of soil liquefaction and its influence on critical lifeline systems, 2) seismic performance of water supply and gas and liquid fuel distribution systems, with emphasis on earthquake protection of large water supply and energy distribution systems, improved methods for earthquake loss estimation, and interactive modeling of complex utility systems, 3) deep excavation and underground construction technology, with emphasis on the prediction of ground movements caused by deep excavations and tunneling, improved methods for assessing the stability of deep excavations, and the use of deep soil mixing and jet grouting technologies, 4) pipeline design, rehabilitation, and systems performance, and 5) performance and interaction of polymeric materials with soil and groundwater. Dr. O'Rourke received his BSCE degree in civil engineering from Cornell University in 1970 and his MSCE and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kenneth W. Potter
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kenneth W. Potter is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Potter's areas of research interests include hydrological modeling and design, estimation of hydrologic risk, estimation of hydrological budgets, and restoration of aquatic systems. He has been a fellow of the AAAS, a fellow of the AGU, and a Woodrow Wilson fellow. Dr. Potter received his B.S. degree in geology from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.


Y. P. Sheng
University of Florida

Y. Peter Sheng is professor with the Civil and Coastal Engineering Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His fields of interest include coastal and estuarine circulation modeling and monitoring; turbulent transport and modeling; sediment transport and water quality dynamics and modeling; light attenuation processes; seagrass dynamics and modeling; atmospheric boundary layer dynamics and modeling; tornado dynamics and modeling; dispersion and deposition processes and modeling; storm surge and coastal flooding modeling and monitoring; integrated modeling for ecosystem restoration and coastal hazard mitigation; parallel computing; grid computing. Dr. Sheng received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering, fluid and thermal sciences, from Case Western Reserve University.

Robert H. Weisberg
University of South Florida, St. Petersburgh

Robert H. Weisburg is professor of physical oceanography in the College of Marine Science at the College of Marine Science from the University of South Florida. Dr. Weisberg is an experimental physical oceanographer engaged in ocean circulation and ocean-atmosphere interaction studies in the tropics, on continental shelves, and in estuaries. He is the director of the USF Ocean Circulation Group and co-director of the USF Coastal Ocean Modeling and Prediction System. His research presently emphasizes in-situ measurements, analyses, and models of the West Florida Shelf circulation and interactions between the shelf and the estuaries. Dr. Weisberg received his B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.


Andrew J. Whittle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew J. Whittle is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His area of expertise is in geotechnical engineering, constitutive models for geomaterials, analysis methods for foundations, excavations and tunnels, in situ test methods, and ground improvement. Dr. Whittle's teaching interests include introduction and advanced geotechnical engineering and theoretical soil mechanics. He received his B.Sc. degree from Imperial College of Science and Technology and his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

(Note -- 2/22/06): There has been a change in committee membership with the resignation of Frederic Raichlen and the appointment of Greg Holland.

Note: Risa Palm resigned from the committee effective 06/27/2007.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeanne Aquilino
Contact Email:  jaqulin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4
ROOM 100

CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
7:45 am—9:45

OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
9:45—10:00 Welcome, introductions, and recap of NRC committee activities
G. Wayne Clough, chairman, Smithsonian Institution
Jeff Jacobs, study director, National Research Council

10:00—10:15 Note of appreciation and looking forward
The Honorable John Paul Woodley, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works

10:15—11:00 Update and overview of IPET Volume VIII
Lewis “Ed” Link, IPET Director
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

11:00—11:15 Break

11:15—12:15 pm Overview of IPET final report and “Lessons Learned” from the Hurricane Katrina experience
Ed Link and IPET colleagues

12:15—1:30 pm Working lunch

1:30—2:30 Decision making chronology for the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project
Len Shabman, Resources for the Future, and Doug Woolley, Radford University

2:30—3:00 Public comments


CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
3:00—5:00

5:00 Recess




FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5

ROOM 109
OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
8:00 am Call to order
G. Wayne Clough, chairman, Smithsonian Institution

8:00—8:45 Key Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and their policy implications
Gerald E. Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park


CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
9:00—12 noon

12 noon Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Rick Luettich
Peter Marshall
Dave Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Ken Potter
Peter Sheng
Bob Weisberg
Andrew Whittle

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics for the committee's final report
Writing assignments and deadlines
Schedule for report review and release

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 22, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Hotel Monteleone
214 Rue Royale | New Orleans, Louisiana | 70130-2201
Phone: (504) 523-3341 | Toll Free: (800) 535-9595

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeffrey Jacobs
Contact Email:  jjacobs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
MONDAY DECEMBER 3
CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
8:30 am—11:00

OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
11:00—11:10 Welcome and Introductions
G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Institute of Technology, and
NRC committee chairman

11:10—12 noon Overview of IPET Volume VIII
Lewis “Ed” Link, IPET Director
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

12 noon—1:00 pm Working lunch

1:00—1:45 Hazard Identification and Modeling
Don Resio
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS

1:45—2:15 Protection System Characterization
Jerry Foster, Risk Team Leader
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

2:15—3:00 Hurricane Protection System Reliability
Greg Baecher
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

3:00—3:20 Break

3:20—4:10 Risk Modeling
Jerry Foster, Risk Team Leader
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

4:10—5:00 Risk Estimate Uncertainties
Martin McCann
Jack R. Benjamin Associates, Menlo Park, CA

5:00—6:15 Public comments

6:15 pm Recess


TUESDAY DECEMBER 4
CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Rick Luettich
Peter Marshall
David Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Kenneth Potter
Peter Sheng
Robert Weisberg
Andrew Whittle

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

IPET Volume VIII document
IPET December 3 presentations
NRC committee's next report, writing assignments, and deadlines

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 07, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeanne Aquilino
Contact Email:  jaquilin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
10:30—-10:40 Welcome, Introductions, Study Overview
G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Institute of Technology, chairman
Jeffrey Jacobs, National Research Council, study director


10:40—-12 noon Discussion with members of the IPET study team: Update on Progress, Future Plans and Schedule, Lessons Learned to Date
Ed Link, IPET team leader, and colleagues

12 noon--1:00 pm Lunch
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
Chair
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Greg Holland
Rick Luettich
Peter Marshall
David Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Risa Palm
Peter Sheng
Robert Weisberg
Andrew Whittle


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from open session meeting
Committee's statement of task
Committee's future reports
Future study schedule and locale



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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 06, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Le Pavillon Hotel
833 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeanne Aquilino
Contact Email:  jaquilin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
JULY 27
OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME - Denechaud Room
1:30 pm—1:45 Introductions, Study Overview and Progress, Future Plans
G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Inst. of Technology, chairman
Jeffrey Jacobs, National Research Council, study director

1:45—2:45 IPET Engineering and Operational Risk and Reliability Analysis
Jerry Foster, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and IPET staff

2:45—3:15 Overview of the Corps Task Force Guardian and Hurricane Protection Office
Dan Hitchings, Director, Task Force Hope

3:15—3:30 Break

3:30—4:00 Overview of the Corps Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Program
Ed Russo, Project Manager, and Al Naomi, Deputy Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


4:00—4:30 Overview of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Randy Hanchey, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

4:30—5:00 Public comments

5:00 Recess
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
Rafael Bras
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Delon Hampton
Greg Holland
Richard Luettich
Peter Marshall
David Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Risa Palm
Kenneth Potter
Peter Sheng
Robert Weisberg
Andrew Whittle


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from 7/27/06 meeting
Committee's statement of task
Committee's third and fourth draft reports
Future study schedule and locale



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

None






Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 18, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Le Pavillon Hotel
833 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Toll free: (800) 535-9095 Locally: (504) 581-3111 Fax: (504) 522-5543
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeanne Aquilino
Contact Email:  jaquilin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
May 15
OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
10:00—10:20 Introductions, Study Overview and Progress, Future Plans
G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Inst. of Technology and committee chairman
Jeffrey Jacobs, National Research Council, study director

10:20—12 noon Plenary Discussion with IPET team members
Ed Link, IPET project director, and IPET team members

12 noon—1:00 Lunch

1:00—2:30 Breakout Discussions with IPET team members
a) Geotechnical studies
b) Hydraulics and wave and surge studies

2:30—2:45 Break

2:45—3:30 Plenary Discussion with IPET team members
Ed Link, IPET project director, and IPET team members

3:30—4:00 Team Louisiana Studies
Ivor van Heerden, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

4:00—4:30 NSF Studies on Hurricane Protection System Performance
J. David Rogers, University of Missouri, Rolla
Raymond Seed, University of California, Berkeley

4:30—5:00 Report from ASCE ERP
Larry Roth, ASCE, Reston, Virginia

5:00—5:30 Public comments

5:30 Recess
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
Rafael Bras
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Delon Hampton
Greg Holland
Richard Luettich
Peter Marshall
David Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Risa Palm
Kenneth Potter
Peter Sheng
Robert Weisberg
Andrew Whittle

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from 5/15/06 meeting
Committee's statement of task
Committee's draft report
Future study schedule, speakers, and locales

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 27, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Le Pavillon Hotel
833 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70223
Toll free: 800 535-9095/local: (504) 581-3111
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeffrey Jacobs
Contact Email:  jjacobs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
MONDAY MARCH 20
CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
9:00 am—12:30 pm

OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
12:30—12:45 Introduction to the Study and the National Research Council
G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Inst. of Technology and committee chairman
Jeffrey Jacobs, NRC senior staff officer and study director

12:45—1:30 Overview and Progress to Date of the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET)
Lewis E. “Ed” Link, University of Maryland and chair, IPET

1:30—2:30 Technical Aspects of IPET study
IPET Team members

2:30—2:45 Break

2:45—3:45 IPET continued

3:45—4:05 ASCE External Review Panel
Larry Roth, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA

4:05—4:25 Louisiana and Gulf Coast Wetlands
Robert Dean, University of Florida, Gainesville

4:25—4:45 NSF Studies on Hurricane Protection System Performance
J. David Rogers, University of Missouri, Rolla
Raymond Seed, University of California, Berkeley

4:45—5:15 Public comments

5:15 Recess
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Delon Hampton
Richard Luettich
David Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Kenneth Potter
Peter Sheng
Robert Weisberg
Andrew Whittle


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from 3/20/06 meeting
Committee's statement of task
Committee's second draft report
Future study schedule, speakers, and locales


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 27, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Jeanne Aquilino
Contact Email:  jaquilin@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3422

Agenda
AGENDA

National Research Council/National Academy of Engineering
Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects
January 18-19*

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18
CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
9:00 am--12:45 pm

OPEN SESSION: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME
12:45--1:00 Introduction to the Study and the National Research
Council
G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Inst. of Technology and
committee chairman
Jeffrey Jacobs, NRC senior staff officer and study
director

1:00--2:30 Overview of the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force
(IPET): Data, Analyses, and Products
Lewis E. "Ed" Link, University of Maryland and chair,
IPET

2:30--2:45 Break

2:45--3:45 IPET continued

3:45--4:15 Views from the U.S. Department of the Army
John Paul Woodley, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

4:15--4:45 The ASCE Report on Levee Performance and its External Review
Panel
David Daniel, UT-Dallas and ASCE external review panel chairman
Larry Roth, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA

4:45--5:15 U.S. Federal Government Plans for Hurricane Protection/Levee
System Reconstruction
Dan Hitchings, Director, Task Force Hope, New Orleans

5:15--6:15 Public comments

6:15 Recess


THURSDAY JANUARY 19
CLOSED SESSION: COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND NRC STAFF ONLY
8:30 a.m.--2:00 p.m.

*On Tuesday morning (Jan. 17) committee members will participate in a bus tour
of the New Orleans hurricane protection system. The tour will depart from the
Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Office, at 7400 Leake Avenue in New
Orleans at 7:30 am and is expected to last approximately 2.5 hours. Members of
the public who wish to participate will be responsible for their own
transportation. Briefings will be held at the Corps of Engineers New Orleans
District Office, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans at 10:45 am and 1:00 pm.

NOTE: A change has been made to the agenda for Tuesday January 17.
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Wayne Clough
Rafael Bras
John Christian
Jos Dijkman
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Delon Hampton
Richard Luettich
Peter Marshall
David Moreau
Thomas O'Rourke
Kenneth Potter
Peter Sheng
Robert Weisberg
Andrew Whittle

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from 1/18/06 meeting
Committee's statement of task
Committee's draft report
Future study schedule, speakers, and locales

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 22, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications