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Tulane River Center

1370 Port of New Orleans Place

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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The Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) is a Federal advisory committee that is a subgroup of the Advisory Committee for Water Information (ACWI) created by the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. SWRR meets in Washington DC at least once a year and goes to other locations in the US at least once a year. For more information about SWRR visit the linked site or click here for a SWRR brochure. For this meeting, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Tulane University and Florida Earth Foundation host SWRR's first meeting in New Orleans. Website is at http://floridaearth.org/swrrnola2017.

DRAFT AGENDA

From Restoration to Resilience: Sustainable Water Resources from a Functioning Ecosystem

Thursday, October 26
8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks: Mark Davis, Tulane University and Justin Ehrenwerth, The Water Institute of the Gulf
9:15 AM Welcome Remarks: David Berry, Executive Director, SWRR
9:25 AM Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable Activities & History: David Berry and Stan Bronson
9:40 AM Brief Round of Self Introductions
10:30 AM Briefing on Jean Lafitte National Park Restoration and Pump Station Tour - TBA and Joe Becker, General Superintendent, SWBNO
11:00 Depart for Field Trip
11:30 PM Arrive Jean Lafitte National Park
12:30 PM Lunch and drive to Pumping Station
2:00 PM Arrive at Pumbing Station
4:00 PM Depart Pumping Station
4:45 PM Arrive back in NOLA
6:00 PM Reception at The Tulane River Center

Friday, October 27
Day Two
8:30 AM Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:00 AM Welcome and Plan of the Day
9:15 AM Keynote setting the tone for the day:
10:00 a.m. Panel on State of the Art Water Technologies and Methods - Moderator, Rich

1. Restoration using Natural Systems - Tyler Ortego, CEO, ORA Estuaries
2. Using satellites for Restoration data - Cathy Johnson, Satellite Catapult (invited)

11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Water resources opportunities from Federal perspective - Moderator
Jim Hagy, Ecologist, US EPA, Tim Osborn, Navigation Manager, NOAA and Kenneth Graham, Meterologist-in-Charge, NOAA; Troy Constance, Director of Planning, USACE (Invited)
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Breakouts on Water Innovation

  1. The Water-Energy Nexus - Jeff Williams, Director of Environmental Affairs, Entergy (Invited)
  2. Getting Value from University-Industry Partnerships - Fan Zhang, University of Southern Mississippi
  3. Public-Private Solutions - Gary Cecchine, Rand Institute for the Gulf States
  4. The Water Institute of the Gulf- Justin Ehrenwerth (Invited)
  5. Innovation in Outreach - Philip Zimmerman, President, Rotary Coastal eClub
  6. Urban Water Management in Cities of the Future - Clint Willson, Professor, LSU

4:00 PM Breakout session reports and follow-up assignments
4:30 PM Adjourn

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