DMC 2010 Post Conference Resource Guide

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DMC 2010 Post Conference Resources

Many of the speakers have generously allowed us to share their presentations with you. Clicking on each speakers’ name will link to a pdf of their conference presentation. Listen to portions of the conference below and/or download the audio (mp3) files. Don’t forget to have a look at the conference compendium with 30 hand picked links to policy papers and studies of  Sea Level Rise and Climate Change that were sourced by government and private sector decision makers in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Michael Giari
President, Bay Planning Coalition
Executive Director, Port of Redwood City

Setting the Context for Climate 3.0
Ellen Joslin Johnck
Executive Director, Bay Planning Coalition

Climate Change – The Current Science
Reinhard E. Flick, Ph.D.

Oceanographer, California Department of Boating and Waterways
Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Listen to Sea Level Change: Part 1

Listen to Sea Level Change: Part 2

Listen to Carbon Management: Part 1

Listen to Carbon Management: Part 2

Part 1: Regulations and Emerging Policies

Doug Daugherty, Ph.D., PE, CIH, Moderator
ENVIRON International Corporation

La Ronda Bowen
California Air Resources Board

Ted Droettboom
Regional Planning Program Director

Henry Hilken
Director of Planning and Research
Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Ben Machol
Clean Energy and Climate Change Office
U.S. EPA, Region 9

SEA LEVEL CHANGEPart 1: Regulations and Emerging Policies

Scott Warner, Moderator
Principal Hydrogeologist
AMEC Geomatrix, Inc.

Ed Curtis
Senior Engineer
Risk Analysis Branch
FEMA Region IX

Sam Schuchat
Executive Officer, California State Coastal Conservancy

Paul Thayer
Executive Director
California State Lands Commission

Will Travis
Executive Director
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

Part 2: Strategies for Meeting the Challenge

Chris Locke, Moderator
Partner and Former Chair
Environmental Law Department
Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Paul Campos
Senior Vice President and
General Counsel
BIA of the Bay Area

Scott Moore
Vice President – Public Affairs (West)
Union Pacific Railroad

Richard Sinkoff
Division of Environmental Programs and Planning
Port of Oakland

Lisa Swanson
Director, Environmental Affairs
Matson Navigation Company

Joe Sparano
Executive Advisor to the Chairman of the Board
Western States Petroleum Association

Part 2: Strategies for Meeting the Challenge

Dilip Trivedi, Dr. Eng., P.E., Moderator
Supervisory Engineer
Moffatt & Nichol

Mitch Avalon
Deputy Director
Public Works Department, Contra Costa County

Ann Draper
Assistant Operating Officer
Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

Link to SCVWD Climate Change Portal

Tom Kendall
Chief of Planning, San Francisco District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Michael Tymoff
Project Manager
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
City of San Francisco

Jeremy Lowe
Associate Principal, Philip Williams & Associates, Ltd.
Project Manager, Hayward Area Sea Level Rise Study


Listen to the Lunch Session

Ellen Joslin Johnck, Moderator
Executive Director, Bay Planning Coalition

Frank C. Boerger Award Presentation
Frank C. Boerger was a founding director and chairman of the Bay Planning Coalition, 1985-1990. Mr. Boerger was a professional engineer, distinguished military man and respected civic leader, well known for his outstanding achievements in several Bay Area public and private non-profit institutions. BPC presents the Frank C. Boerger Award annually to an individual who appreciates the rigors of advocating environmental protection and economic progress, and forges the path to achieve both.

Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Farrell, P.E., PMP
District Engineer, San Francisco District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2010 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient
Omar R. Benjamin
Executive Director, Port of Oakland

Summary of Educational Tracks
Carbon Management
Victoria Evans
National Practice Leader, Greenhouse Gas Management Services
URS Corporation

Sea Level Change
Keith Garner
Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Imagine No Levees: The New Reach of Corps Jurisdiction
John Briscoe

Partner, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP

Recommendations of the BPC-initiated Task Force on Regional Sea Level Policies
Task Force participants include the Bay Planning Coalition, Bay Area Flood Protection Agencies Association, Bay Area Council and the BIA of the Bay Area

Shaping Our Future – An Interactive Dialogue Among Decisionmakers