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Storms, Flooding & Sea Level Defense Conference: Aimee Andres, Executive Director, Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. speaks on “Impact & Response to Chronic Flooding on Mississippi & Inland River Ports”

November 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Storms, Flooding & Sea Level Defense Conference

This is a joint event with the Society of American Military Engineers and the Propeller Club of Northern California. The focus is to support funding for national flooding and sea level defense initiatives. 


Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @ 08:00am-1:00pm U.S. Pacific Time Via Zoom; 10:00 am-3:00pm U.S. Central Time

The Storms, Flooding & Sea Level Defense conference will be the fourth conference produced by the Propeller Club of Northern California and the Society of American Military Engineers.

This year’s SFSLD 2021 conference will look at:

  • Modernizing dredging practices In the United States
  • Nature-based solutions to defend against flooding in California, New York, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and the Netherlands
  • Strategies to fast-track regulatory approvals
  • Port strategies to address sea level rise and flooding: Hawaii, Mississippi river ports and Rotterdam

The conferences grew out of the initiatives of California ports including the Ports of Oakland, San Francisco, Long Beach and Los Angeles have subsequently expanded to include ports around the United States. The ports share their plans to address storms, flooding, and higher sea levels and examine the impact on port operations, commerce and the wider community.

The SFSLD conferences have also benefited from collaboration with experts in the Netherlands, including the Port of Rotterdam, Deltares, Royal Haskoning, the Dutch government’s Rijkswaterstaat and from Jeroen Aerts, Director Department of Water and Climate Risk, VU University of Amsterdam.

Students: You can attend the conference at no cost by sending a cover letter expressing your interest and a bio of yourself to apmargaronis@gmail.com

Registration is $25 per person and you can register here.

Agenda: Please see the conference agenda here.

Questions: apmargaronis@gmail.com

Sponsorships: apmargaronis@gmail.com


November 3, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT