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Online Format: 'Social Justice Aspects of Flood Protection'

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

The WATER Institute will host a session, “Social Justice Aspects of Flood Protection,” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, online.

Register here to receive the webinar link.

About the session

We often build infrastructure systems, including gates, walls and levees, to protect communities from the rising waters during floods; however, there is more to the equation than just the structures. Join the WATER Institute for a panel discussion on the challenges of protecting communities from floods using a social justice lens.

Ronaldo Luna, Ph.D., WATER Institute primary investigator and professor of civil engineering, will moderate a panel of scientists and engineers with complementing expertise.


Amy Morris, Ph.D., geotechnical engineer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Onesimo “Ness” Sandoval, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, co-director of the Public and Social Policy Program, and associate director of GeoSLU

Jamie McVicker, technical levee manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Elise Ibendahl, global technology lead, flood modeling and planning with People & Places Solutions

This virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive the webinar link. Registered attendees will receive the webinar link in an email the day before the event.

Professional Engineers are able to request a professional development hour (PDH) certificate for 1 PDH during registration. A PDF certificate will be emailed to you after confirming your attendance at the live webinar.