Resiliency Symposium
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:00 AM
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:00 PM
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Philadelphia Resiliency Symposium

November 13th, 2018 

Double Tree Hotel, Philadelphia PA

The Northeast US is experiencing warming temperatures and a large increase in the amount of rainfall measured during heavy precipitation events. A recent evaluation of long-term precipitation data places Philadelphia 3rd on the list of U.S. cities with the largest increase in heavy downpours (360% increase in the last decade).

SAME Philadelphia is hosting an all day symposium featuring experts who can speak to infrastructure resiliency in the face of extreme storms and other natural disasters.

We are hosting speakers from the following agencies: 

  • MCFA 
  • Hudson Development
  • OBG
  • CDM Smith 
  • AKRF
  • PA State Historic Preservation Office 
  • Philadelphia Water Department 
  • Dewberry
  • GZA
  • Cardno
  • Princeton Hydro
  • USACE Planning Center
  • NAVFAC-Midlant


7:00 to 8:00 – Registration and Welcome (coffee available)

SESSION 1 – Energy Resiliency

8:00 to 9:05 - Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst - Ensuring Mission Capabilities with Energy Resiliency
Panel Host: Michael Fuhrmanco-founder-MCFA Panelists: BJ Kraemer, co-founder-Hudson Development, Christopher Archer, Deputy Base Civil Engineer-JBMDL, Neil Webb, Development Manager-OBG

9:10 to 9:40 - The Flood Hazard Risk and Climate Change Effects for Bulk Oil Storage Facilities Speaker: Daniel Stapleton, Senior Principal-GZA

9:40 to 10:00 - BREAK #1

SESSION 2 – Resiliency in the Urban Environment

10:05 to 10:35 - An Approach to Transportation Climate Resilience Planning: A Case Study of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Climate Resilience Plan for the Passaic River Basin SpeakerLauren Miller, Principal-CDM Smith

10:40 to 11:10 - Designing for Resiliency in Urban Environments
Speaker: Margaret Hopkins, Technical Director-AKRF

11:15 to 11:45 - Hack the Mill: Developing Resiliency for Historic Properties
Speaker: John Gardosik, Hurricane Recovery Project Manager-PA State Historic Preservation Office 

11:50 to 1:00 LUNCH at the Double Tree (45 minute talk with 20 minutes afterwards of free time)
The History of Philadelphia's Watersheds and Sewers
Speaker: Adam Levine, Historian-Philadelphia Water Department

SESSION 3 - Resiliency through Ecological Restoration

1:05 to 1:35 - Post-Storm Infrastructure Improvements and Stream Restoration: Three Case Studies Speaker: Thomas Graupensperger, Senior Environmental Scientist-Dewberry

1:40 to 2:10 - Two Case Studies in Resilience Risk Analysis and Engineering – Climate Change Threat Events Risk Analysis and Facility Mission-Critical Infrastructure Engineering Resilience  Speaker: Michael Bilney, Global Senior Principal-Cardno Government Services

2:15 to 2:45 - Enhancing Coastal Habitat & Increasing Resiliency through Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material in New Jersey 
Speaker: Geoffrey Goll, President-Princeton Hydro

2:50 to 3:10 - BREAK #2


3:15 to 3:45 - The US Army Corps of Engineers New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study: An Overview of Current Efforts and Resiliency Approaches
Speaker: J. Bailey Smith, Coastal Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Planner-USACE Planning Center

3:50 to 4:55 – Philadelphia Navy Yard – Sustainable Growth in Partnership with the Navy’s Neighbors
Panelists: CDR Roland Deguzman, Public Works Officer-NAVFAC MidAtlantic, Lt CDR Andrea Difuntorum, Assistant Public Works Officer-NAVFAC MidAtlantic

5:00 - Conclusions


Sponsorships include 1 admission ticket and your company logo printed in the program. 

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Registration ends November 7, 2018

Free for Government *Limited Free Government Tickets Available*

$60 for General Admission


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