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SURF 31 :: Climate Change and Resiliency within Remediation

Agenda - March 2-3, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Local Time           Topic :: Speaker

8:00 AM               Registration                                                                   

8:30 AM               Welcome Remarks :: Parsons                                    

8:45 AM               Implications of Climate Change in Contaminated Site Remediation :: Lara J. Hansen, EcoAdapt

9:30 AM               Adaptation of Superfund Remediation to Climate Change :: Anne Dailey, US EPA

10:00 AM             Break                                                        

10:30 AM             USGBC Resilience Tool Development :: Heather Rosenberg, USGBC; Randy Britt, Parsons

11:15 AM             A Framework for Climate Change Resiliency Assessments :: Brandt Butler, AECOM

12:00 PM             Lunch                                                                              

1:30 PM               Introduction of 2016 SURF Board :: Maile Smith, Northgate/SURF Past President

2:00 PM               SURF Planning :: John Simon, Gnarus Advisors/SURF President; Barbara Maco, Wactor & Wick/SURF Vice President

3:00 PM               Panel Discussion: Are you ready for your next disaster? :: Samuel Unger, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board; Bill Wick, Wactor & Wick LLP; Greg Schilz, JLT Specialty USA; Doug Hileman, Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC

4:30 PM               Open Discussion                                                           

5:00 PM               Informal Gathering at AKA Bistro (cash bar)

6:00 PM               Group Dinner at AKA Bistro                                               


Thursday, March 3, 2016                                                                         

8:00 AM               Registration                                                                   

8:30 AM               Welcome Remarks / Day 1 Recap :: John Simon, Gnarus Advisors/SURF President                         

8:45 AM               Sustainability and Resilience Converge :: Nurit Katz, UCLA; John Onderdonk, Caltech

9:30 AM               Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation into Remediation Design and Implementation :: Shannon O'Connell and Carrie Crozier, Parsons

10:15 AM             Break                                                        

10:30 AM             Applications for Microbial Extracts to Address Climate Change Challenges :: Mike Harding, Geosyntec Consultants and Doug Oram, ETIC Engineering

11:15 AM             At the Intersection of Sea Level Rise and Waste Management :: Randy Brandt, Geosyntec Consultants

12:00 PM             Lunch                                                        

1:00 PM               Panel Discussion: Building Resilience into Remediation and Redevelopment Planning :: Dion Jackson and Hilda Blanco, USC; Anne Dailey, US EPA; Mike Antos, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

2:30 PM               Open Discussion                                                           

3:00 PM               Adjourn