Defending our Coasts: Ensuring Military Readiness & Economic Viability as Waters Rise
Friday, October 27, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Williamsburg, VA, United States
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As the issues of sea level rise and land subsidence converge on the Hampton Roads region, planners need to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. The combination of these issues has the potential to amplify the damages from recurrent flooding and storm surges. Areas that have historically been safe may now be forced to recognize that they are no longer immune. In a region that contains over $100 billion worth of buildings, not even including the defense industry and ports, planning for these changes is essential. The panelists will discuss innovative ways of confronting sea level rise and land subsidence especially in the planning context to ensure maximum resiliency as these coastal communities become more volatile.
9:30-10:30: Panel 1- The Current State of DoD Resilience Programs and What We've Learned
10:30-10:45: Flash Speaker
11:00-12:00: Panel 2: National Security and Policy Issues: What is Needed to Further Develop Resiliency Measures?
12:30-1:30: Panel 3: Implementing the Policy Framework to Secure our Readiness
1:40-2:00: Flash Speaker: Potential Economic Impacts of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Localities
2:00:3:00: Panel 4: Opportunities for the State, Local Governments & Private Sector
3:15-3:30: Flash Speaker
3:30-4:30: Panel 5- Collaborative Solutions
4:30: Closing Speaker
Benjamin McFarlane, AICP
Col. Paul Roege
Col. (Ret) Paul Olsen
Angela King, firstname.lastname@example.org