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Flood Protection & Ecosystem Restoration Conference

2009 Conference: Presentations
The presentations below are available in Adobe PDF format.

Day 1—Thursday, January 22, 2009

Session 1b: Planning Resources for Communities
Stephen D. Villavaso, FAJCP, J.D., Villavaso & Associates

Session 2a: Non-Structural Controls
Dr. Melanie Gall, Assistant Professor-Research, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, LSU

Session 2b: Coastal Hazard and Storm Surge Modeling
Dr. Hassan Mashriqui, Hydrologist, National Weather Service, Silver Spring MD

Session 2c: Hydrology and Inland Flooding Issues
Dr. Ehab Meselhe, Hydrologist, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Day 2— Friday, January 23, 2009

Session 3a: Structural Controls: Why is it so difficult to design and build levees in the Gulf Coast?
Dr. Reda M. Bakeer, P.E., Chief Engineer, Ardaman & Associates, Inc., New Orleans, LA

Session 3b: Planning of Flood Protection Systems
Dr. J. David Rogers, P.E., R.G., Karl F. Hasselmann Chair, Dept. of Geological Engineering, University of Missouri, Rollo, MO (Presentation – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Gustav and Ike 2008
Rene Dolfsma, Arcadis and Mathijs van Ledden of Royal Haskoning, Netherlands
Robert A. Turner, Jr., Regional Director, Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East

Session 5b: Community Strategies for Dealing with Risk
Dr. Shirley Laska, Dept. of Sociology, CHART, Univ. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (Hurricane effects compared)