Watershed University Summit Day 1, April 21, 2020
Coffee, Networking, and WebEx Orientation
- Hunter Merritt, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
- Eileen Takata, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
Find out what the Watershed University Virtual Summit is all about, get to know the facilitators, engagement activities, and learn some tips on how to use WebEx.
Welcome to Watershed University 2020!
- Salomon Miranda, California Department of Water Resources
- Cindy Tejeda, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division
Welcome to the virtual platform for the Watershed University Summit! Learn about the Southern Regional Department of Water Resources Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division regional perspectives, as well as Silver Jackets current efforts.
The Juggling Act: Managing Multiple Watershed Hazards
- Emily Fudge, US Forest Service, Cleveland National Forest
- Brian Swanson, California Geological Survey, Watershed Emergency Response Team
- Jayme Laber, National Weather Service
Learn about the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program and goals of the National Forest Service, lessons learned from the 2018 Holy Fire in Riverside County, CA, and Southern California Post Wildfire flash flood and debris flow early warning system approach.
The Nexus of Urban Infrastructure and Floodplain Management
- Dr. Iraj Nasseri, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
- Gary Lee, USACE Los Angeles District
- Jose Lara, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Gain an understanding of how the management of infrastructure influences and impacts the management of floodplains, and vice versa. Hear about the interrelated issues of dam safety, levee safety, and other aspects of the built environment with the present concerns of floodplain management.
Nature-Based Approaches to Floodplain Management
- Richard Boon, Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
- Lori Clamurro-Chew, CA DWR System- wide Multi-benefit Initiative Office
- Melanie Winter, The River Project
Building upon earlier sessions, learn about how the built environment, the natural environment, and the efforts of local agencies and individuals to work with nature (including human nature!) to address flood and other risks with sustainable, low-impact approaches.
Learn how some of the “green infrastructure” efforts in the L.A and Sacramento regions are performing and challenges and opportunities to address risk with non-structural, natural and nature-based approaches.
Outreach, Collaboration and Enhancing Regulatory Processes for Flood Risk Management Projects
- Mark Cohen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
- Cori Farrar, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
- Emma Ross, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
Learn about how projects implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with engagement from California Silver Jackets and local, state, and federal agencies, seek to enhance coordination and information sharing among and between regulatory/resource agencies and project applicants. Discover the key issues of local/regional concern that were identified and consider how the Corps could use what it has learned to improve outcomes through a collaboration process.