Sandy, One Year Later: Program

Tuesday, October 29, 8:30am-4:30pm | Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

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Light breakfast and partner displays in Wilson Hall
Welcome and Introductions in Pollak Theatre
(Please note no food and drink is allowed in Pollak Theatre)

Peter Reinhart, director, Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University
Paul Brown, president, Monmouth University

8:50 – 9:30
Setup for the day:What's been accomplished, what's still to be addressed?

Chris Daggett, President, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Patrick Murray
, director, Monmouth University Polling Institute

9:30 – 9:50
Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, former governor, state of New Jersey; 2013-2014 distinguished public servant-in-residence, Monmouth University
9:50 – 10:10
Adm. Thad Allen (USCG, retired), former director of relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina
10:10 – 10:25
10:30 – 11:40
Session I: Assessing the Risk.An examination of sea-level rise and severe weather events and their economic impacts, and the importance of incorporating future-looking assessments into long-term decision making

Andrew Rosenberg, director, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists, moderator
Tony Janetos, director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; professor of earth and environment, Boston University
Megan Linkin, natural hazards expert and vice president, global partnerships, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
John Miller, legislative committee chairman, New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management
Ben Strauss, vice president for climate impacts and director of the program on sea level rise, Climate Central

11:45 – 1:15
Lunch in Wilson Hall
12:45 – 1:10
Documentary in Pollak Theatre: Storming for the Vote, League of Women Voters of New Jersey. Introduced by LWVNJ Executive Director Kerry Margaret Butch.
1:15 – 2:25
Session II: Planning for the Inevitable. An examination of needs, tools and opportunities for individual towns and the region as a whole as we plan for a more resilient future

Peter Kasabach, executive director, New Jersey Future, moderator
Lisa Auermuller, watershed/outreach coordinator, Jacques Cousteau Reserve, Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Alyssa Durnien, Occupy Sandy NJ
Nicky Sheats, director, Center for the Urban Environment at the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, Thomas Edison State College
Chris Sturm, senior director of state policy, New Jersey Future

2:30 – 3:40
Session III: Designing Differently. An overview of infrastructure and community design innovations that can help both urban and shore communities to withstand the next storm

Tony MacDonald, director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University, moderator
Christopher Hager, principal/vice president, Langan Engineering
Brie Hensold, senior associate; lead planner, Jersey shore, Rebuild by Design team, Sasaki
Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer, Public Service Electric & Gas Company
Mark Mauriello, former commissioner, New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection

Closing remarks: Hon. James Florio, former governor, state of New Jersey

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