Coastal Restoration:
Will we know it when we see it?

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9 am-12 pm
Newseum, Knight Conference Room
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001


Mega storms pounding the coasts. Huge oil spills disrupting marine ecosystems. Local economies challenged. How do we restore and protect fragile coasts while balancing the needs of affected communities? What does the science say? What actions are needed now? Abt Associates and expert panelists discussed these questions and more.



WELCOME

Paul Anninos
Vice President, Business Development, Abt Associates



KEYNOTE

Garret Graves
U.S. Representative, Louisiana, 6th district



 

PANEL 1: MEASURING SUCCESS

Holly Bamford, PhD
Chief Conservation Officer, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Donald Boesch, PhD
Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Denise Reed, PhD
Expert in Coastal Marsh Sustainability





PANEL 2: DECLARING VICTORY

Lynn Scarlett
Co-Chief External Affairs Officer and Global Climate Strategy Lead at The Nature Conservancy

Leonard Shabman, PhD
Resident Scholar, Resources for the Future

Buck Sutter
Deputy Executive Director and Program Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council









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