Fourth Meeting of the Hampton Roads
Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum

Public Town Hall Meeting

October 2, 2013

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Forum Program

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

0830 - 0900:Registration and coffee/continental breakfast
0900 - 0915:Opening Remarks and Introductions — Larry Atkinson, Old Dominion University Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) and Ben McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
0915 - 1030:Quantifying Risks of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise to Naval Station Norfolk (SERDP RC-1701) — Kelly Burks-Copes, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS (see bio, Executive Summary, and fact sheet)
1030 - 1045:Coffee Break
1045 - 1100:Q&A and Discussion with Ms. Burks-Copes; Moderator - Ben McFarlane, HRPDC
1100 - 1200:Moving Forward: Next Steps for Confronting Increased Flood Risks — Molly Mitchell, Center for Coastal Resource Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (presentation, bio)
1200 - 1300:Lunch
1300 - 1330:Preliminary Findings from the Sept 13th Conference: "Adaptive Planning for Flooding & Coastal Change in Virginia: Legal and Policy Issues for Local Government" — Molly Mitchell, CCRM, VIMS (presentation, bio)
1330 - 1400:Overview of FEMA Advisory Sea Level Rise Mapping Pilot Efforts — Brian Batten, Technical Leader/Senior Coastal Scientist, Dewberry (see bio)
1400 - 1500:Discussion Based on Needs (see below) — Ben McFarlane, Moderator
  1. Which specific topics/issues should we be looking at? For example, we need to pick a SLR curve to plan for.
  2. How should we look at them? Continuing with the example: if we're picking a curve, how should we do it?
1500:End of Forum