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Bold Thinkers Series Event 11/2: Coastal Restoration: Will we know it when we see it?


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States








 

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