2015 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation
Plenary Sessions

The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. All abstracts in a session can be accessed using the Session Title link.


Monday / June 15 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John C. Tracy
President, American Water Resources Association
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho, Boise, ID

C. Mark Dunning
Conference General Co-Chair
CDM Smith, Palmyra, VA

Carol R. Collier
Conference General Co-Chair
Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen D. White
Conference Technical Program Chair
US Army Corps of Engineers, IWR, Hanover, NH

Keynote Speakers


Steve Stockton

Steven L. Stockton
Director of Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC.

Sustainable Systems are Resilient Systems


Jeff Hebert

Jeff Hebert
Executive Director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Chief Resiliency Officer, 100 Resilient Cities
New Orleans, LA

Climate Change Adaptation in the New Orleans 'Resilient City' Strategic Plan



  Monday / June 15 / 10:30 AM - 12 NOON
Plenary Panel

Plenary Panel: Federal Agencies - Climate Adaptation Challenges and Progress

Kathleen White, USACE/IWR, Hanover, NH
Jerad D. Bales, USGS, Reston, VA
Karen Metchis, US EPA, Washington, DC

Managing water resources is a mission shared by many federal, state, tribal, and local agencies and stakeholder groups. Understanding how climate variability and change will affect future hydrologic conditions (e.g. water supply, water demands, water quality, floods, and aquatic ecosystems), and identifying adaptation strategies to manage risks, is a shared priority across these entities. To this end, several federal agencies have been collaborating to understand shared priorities, build working relationships, and bringing capabilities together across the federal/non-federal spectrum to build solutions that have impact. This panel will include representatives of several federal agencies who will describe progress and challenges.