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Flooding - a Growing National and Regional Threat

Flooding - a Growing National and Regional Threat

National Flood Perspective

Dr Gerry Galloway, University of Maryland

The National Capital Region

Dr Gregory Baecher, University of Maryland

Dr Mark Houck, George Mason University

Dr Pradeep Behera, University of the District of Columbia

Development pressures that are moving more people into hazard areas, a crumbling flood protection infrastructure, and IPCC predictions of increased flooding as a result of climate change threaten to increase already rising flood damages. Catastrophic flooding is occurring at an increasing rate across the United States, while at the same time much of downtown Washington and many other local areas are only marginally protected. How are national and local governments dealing with these challenges? Presentations by members of the newly formed National Capital Region Flood Risk Assessment Program will address these issues and how AWRA-NCR members can assist in dealing with this threat.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

5:30 pm – Registration & light refreshments

6:30 pm – Panel Discussion

121 Cannon House Office Building, Capital Hill

Cannon is located just south of the Capitol on Independence Avenue, between New Jersey Avenue and 1st Street SE. From the Capitol South Metro stop (blue and orange lines), walk one block north and enter Cannon through the door located at 1st and C Streets SE. Inside the building, take an immediate left to find Room 121.

March 14, 2011


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