Symposium Overview

Program

Aug. 28 - Proceedings

Aug. 29 - Proceedings

Aug. 30 - Proceedings

Welcome & Keynotes

Speakers

Panelists & Moderators

Sponsors

Organizers

Thursday, August 30, 2012(Complete Transcript)

WELCOME & PURPOSED OF THE DAY

Moderator: Scott Shapiro, JD, Partner - Downey Brand Attorneys LLP

Audio - Transcript

KEYNOTE - JOINT SCIENTIFIC FACT-FINDING APPROACH & CASE STUDIES

Dr. Juliana Birkhoff, Vice President - Collaborative Practice at RESOLVE

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GERMAN LEVEE REGULATIONS WITH REGARD TO VEGETATION IN THEORY & PRACTICE - COMPARISON WITH INTERNATIONAL CODES, GUIDELINES, & EXPERIENCES

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Kleber-Lerchbaumer, Deputy Director - Hydraulic Engineering Unit, Bavarian Environment

Audio - Presentation - Transcript

URBAN LEVEE DESIGN CRITERIA & CENTRAL VALLEY FLOOD PROTECTION PLAN LEVEE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Rodney Mayer, PE, GE, FloodSAFE Executive - California Department of Water Resources

Audio - Presentation - Transcript

INTERNATIONAL LEVEE HANDBOOK

Eur Ing Jonathan Simm, Technical Director - HR Wallingford Ltd.

Audio - Presentation - Transcript

INVESTIGATION OF TREE ROOT PENETRATION INTO A LEVEE SOIL-BENTONITE SLURRY CUTOFF WALL

Dr. Leslie Harder, PE, GE, Sr. Water Resources Technical Advisor - HDR Engineering, Inc.

Audio - Presentation - Transcript

FORENSICS & PERFORMANCE OF CALIFORNIA LEVEES WITH VEGETATION

Dr. Sujan Punyamurthula, PE, A/E Division Manager / Vice President - URS Corporation

Audio - Presentation - Transcript

PANEL - RECENT EXPERIENCE WITH LEVEE VEGETATION REMOVAL

Overview: How local, state, and international levee managers have dealt with vegetation removal, including root removal techniques, levee structural remediation, and environmental mitigation & permitting. How science can improve public safety outcomes for levees where woody vegetation is removed.   Complete Panel Audio - Transcript

Moderator: Stein Buer, PE, Senior Consultant - GEI Consultants, Inc.

 
 

Panelists: Howard Brown, Sacramento River Basin Branch Chief / Fisheries Biologist - NOAA Fisheries - Audio - Presentation / Chris Neudeck, PE, Vice President - Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. - Audio - Presentation / Dr. Michel Vennetier, Researcher - IRSTEA, France - Audio / Kenji Yamasaki, PE, Senior Associate Engineer - Cornforth Consultants, Inc. - Audio - Presentation

Participating Researcher(s): Dr. Donald Gray (Univ. of Michigan) - Audio  

  AFTERNOON SESSION II (Session Audio) (Session Transcripts)

PANEL - VEGETATION INFLUENCE ON LEVEE OPERATIONS: INSPECTIONS, FLOOD FIGHTING, & MAINTENANCE

Overview: The practical effects of vegetation on levee inspections, routine maintenance, and flood fighting, with an emphasis on current and historic experience in the US and abroad. How science can advance and improve our levee management practices to minimize potential harms while maximizing potential benefits to levee operations posed by standing vegetation.   Complete Panel Audio - Transcript

Moderator: Mike Inamine, PE, Executive Director / Director of Eng. - Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency

 
 

Panelists:    Dr. Leslie Harder, PE, GE, Sr. Water Resources Technical Advisor - HDR Engineering, Inc. - Audio / Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Kleber-Lerchbaumer, Deputy Director - Hydraulic Eng. Unit, Bavarian Env. Agency - Audio /   Cassandra Musto, RLA, Associate Landscape Architect - CA DWR - Audio- Presentation / Timothy Washburn, Director of Planning - Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency - Audio - Presentation / Edward Wallace, PE, Principal - Northwest Hydraulic Consultants - Audio - Presentation

Participating Researcher(s): Dipl.-Ing. Walter Lammeranner (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna) / Dr. F. Douglas Shields, PE, D.WRE (Shields Engineering LLC)   

FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS & EMERGING PRIORITIES - THEMES, RESEARCH GAPS, COMPELLING IDEAS, & VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE - Complete Audio - Transcript

Co-presenter: Dr. Maureen Corcoran, Research Geologist - ERDC, USACE - Presentation

Co-presenter: Peter Buck, Natural Resource Supervisor - SAFCA