2011 – Rising Waters: Maryland Prepares for Floods and Sea Level Rise

2011 Symposium
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
Jimenez Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park


8:30 a.m. Gathering and Refreshments
8:50 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:00 a.m. Patterns and Processes of Flooding in Maryland’s Landscapes
Andrew Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
9:40 a.m. Maryland’s Climate: Variability and Change
Konstantin Y. Vinnikov, Sc.D.
Acting State Climatologist; Senior Research Scientist
University of Maryland, College Park
10:20 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. How Can We Best Communicate Flood Risk? (Keynote)
Michael S. Scott, Ph.D.
Director, Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative; Professor
Salisbury University
11:20 a.m. Floodplain Policy in Maryland
David Guignet, P.E., CFM
Water Management Administration, Maryland Dept. of the Environment
12 noon Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Sea Level Rise: Science, Planning, and Policy Issues
Zoe Johnson
Program Manager, Climate Change Policy & Planning
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
1:40 p.m. Watershed Management and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Marcus Griswold
Program Coordinator, Climate Change Adaptation
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Office for a Sustainable Future
2:20 p.m. Light Refreshments & Discussion
3:00 p.m. Symposium ends

For more information on the Phase II report, see Maryland: Smart, Green and Growing – Addressing Climate Change.

For more information on Flood Rate Map updating in Maryland, see Maryland Department of the Environment – Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Follow this link for the Report of the Maryland Climate Change Insurance Advisory Committee