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 Synthesis Workshop: Lessons Learned from Six

Case Studies 


April 15, 2013

(9:00 am to 12:30 pm) 



Joint Effort of NOAA/EPA/WERF/WaterRF/CTC/Noblis



To be held at:



The Sphynx Club

1315 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20005 


Workshop Agenda

Monday, April 15, 2013

8:30 – 9:00

 Registration, Networking, Light Refreshments


9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions

  • Rob Greenwood - Ross Strategic, Facilitator
  • Nancy Beller-Simms - NOAA

9:15 – 9:45

Past, Present, Future Extreme Events

  • Wayne Higgins, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

9:45 – 10:15

Case Studies Synopsis

  • Nancy Beller-Simms - NOAA
  • Karen Metchis - USEPA
Questions and Answers

10:15 – 10:45

 Part 1: Stakeholders Present Key Lessons Learned

  • Russian River (CA) - Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water Agency
  • ACF (GA) - Pete Frost, Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
  • Tidewater (VA) - Carl Hershner, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • National Capital Area (DC) - Jonathan Reeves, DC Water
  • Lower Missouri River Basin (KS/MO) - Michael Armstrong, Water One
  • Central Texas (TX) - Rajendra Bhattarai, Austin Water Utility

10:45 – 11:00



11:00 – 12:00

 Part 2: Stakeholder Panel and Group Discussion

  • Based on your experience and lessons learned, what would be

one or two actions you could recommend to other local utilities

and communities about how to becoming more resilient to

extreme events?

  • What is one thing that organizations, such as those in this room,

could do to best help local decision makers such as you?


Group discussion


12:00 – 12:30

Managers’ Dialogue

  • Margaret Davidson - NOAA
  • Nancy Stoner - USEPA
  • Rob Renner - WaterRF
  • Glenn Reinhardt - WERF
  • Robert Wassmann - Noblis
  • Heather Moyer - CTC


Closing Remarks
  • Rob Greenwood - Ross Strategic, Facilitator            




 Workshop Documents

Folder: Case StudiesCase StudiesNo presence informationkozekin
Beller-Simms_Introductions.pdfBeller-Simms_IntroductionsNo presence informationkozekin
Higgins_Past, Present, and Future Extreme Events.pdfHiggins_Past, Present, and Future Extreme EventsNo presence informationkozekin
Beller-Simms and Metchis_Case Studies and Lessons Learned.pdfBeller-Simms and Metchis_Case Studies and Lessons LearnedNo presence informationkozekin
Jasperse_ Sonoma County.pdfJasperse_ Sonoma CountyNo presence informationkozekin
Frost_ACF.pdfFrost_ACFNo presence informationkozekin
Armstrong_Lower Missouri River.pdfArmstrong_Lower Missouri RiverNo presence informationkozekin
Bhattarai_Central Texas.pdfBhattarai_Central TexasNo presence informationkozekin
Synthesis Workshop Final Agenda.pdfSynthesis Workshop Final AgendaNo presence informationkozekin