Hazards Caucus Alliance Briefing
Coastal Flooding: Understanding the Hazard and Protecting Communities
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Information about the speakers
Pam Pogue is the recently elected chair of the National Association of State Floodplain Managers and the State Program managers for the National Flood Insurance Program in Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Government and Economics from Georgetown University, a Masters degree in Oceanography and Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
Judy Gray is a leader of NOAAs Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, which includes NOAAs Hurricane Research Division, a research laboratory with 150 employees who study hurricane dynamics and forecasting, climate monitoring and prediction, and oceanic and atmospheric chemistry. She is a member of NOAA's Coastal Storms Program management team. She holds a Bachelors degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.
Virginia Burketts current research involves climate change impacts in coastal regions. She was formerly the Director and Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. She serves as the lead author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II. Burkett was recently appointed Coordinator, Climate Change Science, for the U.S. Geological Survey. She received her PhD in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Clive Goodwin manages flood underwriting and engineering for commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global. He was instrumental in forming the Flood Risk Education Alliance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations to address public and private sector concerns about levees. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy from Manchester University, England.
Audra E. Luscher has worked on coastal hazards and resource management in North Carolina and Maryland for the past five years. She holds a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology from California State University at Long Beach and a Masters in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
The Alliance invites your participation in the briefing and in future Caucus events. For more information, contact Linda Rowan at 703-379-2480 ext. 228; email@example.com.
Contributed by Katie Ackerly and Linda Rowan, AGI Government Affairs Staff
Posted: October 25, 2005
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