Defending Our Coasts: Ensuring Military Readiness and Economic Viability As Waters Rise

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Congressional Letters of Support

Senator Mark Warner, (D-VA)

Senator Tim Kaine, (D-VA)

Congressman Bobby Scott, (D-VA 3rd District)

Videos

Introductory Remarks and Speaker: Dr. Jane McKee Smith, PhD, PE, D.CE (Army Senior Research Scientist, US Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory)

Panel 1: The Current State of DoD Resilience Programs and What We've Learned

Speaker: Curtis Brown, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security

Panel 2: National Security and Policy Issues: What is Needed to Further Develop Resiliency Measures?

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Rob Wittman, (R-VA) Congressman, 1st District introduced by The Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

Speaker: Col. D. Keith Morrow, U.S. Army (Ret.) (Deputy Commander, 633rd Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis)

Speaker: William A. Wrobel (Wallops Flight Facility Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Panel 3: Opportunities Presented by Recurrent Flooding

Speaker: The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs

Panel 4: Collaborative Solutions

Presentations

Please note that not all speakers and panelists had presentations.

Speaker

Dr. Jane McKee Smith, PhD, PE, D.CE (Army Senior Research Scientist, US Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory)

Panel 1: The Current State of DoD Resilience Programs and What We've Learned

Shana Udvardy (Climate Preparedness Specialist, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists)

Capt. George C. Bonner, P.E. (Deputy Commander, Director of Operational Logistics, U.S. Coast Guard)

Col. Paul E. Roege, U.S. Army (Ret.) (Partner, Creative Erg, LLC)

Panel 2: National Security and Policy Issues: What is Needed to Further Develop Resiliency Measures?

Brig. Gen. J. Robert "Bob" Barnes, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Rear Adm. David Titley, U.S. Navy (Ret.) (Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State)

Speaker

Col. D. Keith Morrow, U.S. Army (Ret.) (Deputy Commander, 633rd Mission Support Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis)

Speaker

William A. Wrobel (Wallops Flight Facility Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Panel 3: Opportunities Presented by Recurrent Flooding

Cdr. Kathleen Purdy Owens, U.S. Naval Reserves (Ret.) (President, Beach Development Group)

Paul A. Robinson, PhD. (Executive Director, RISE Resilience Innovations)

Kit Chope (Vice President, Sustainability, Port of Virginia)

Paul Battaglia (Principal, Clark Nexsen, AIA, Architectural Department Head, Virginia Beach)

Panel 4: Collaborative Solutions

Capt. Douglas Beaver, U.S. Navy (Ret.) (Military Affairs Liaison, Norfolk City Manager's Office)

The Honorable Donnie Tuck (Mayor, City of Hampton)

Capt. Dean VanderLey (Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic)