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

Public Town Hall Meeting

October 2, 2013

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The Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum Presents
A Public Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Location: Advanced Technology Center Theater
1800 College Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Meeting Theme:
Federal, State and Local Perspectives to Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Flooding

Introductions by
Clay Bernick, City of Virginia Beach,
Ben McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission,
Larry Atkinson, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative, Old Dominion University

Featured Speakers: Kelly Burks-Copes
Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
“Quantifying Risks of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise to Naval Station Norfolk (SERDP RC-1701)”


Marcia Berman
Center for Coastal Resource Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
“Moving Forward: Next Steps for Confronting Increased Flood Risks”
Including a summary of the report VIMS submitted to the VA General Assembly entitled, Recurrent Flood Study for Tidewater Virginia; tools VIMS is preparing for local governments and citizens; and Shoreline Best Management Practices as an adaptation strategy.

Will include time for Q&A and a discussion of local responses and actions.