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Science of flood presentation planned in Iowa City

IOWA CITY (KWWL)-- On Tuesday and Wednesday, you can learn about the science of floods-- from the psychological impact of displacement to flood mitigation to flood risk insurance.

The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is hosting: ''Living with floods-- From Science to Policy'' at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City.

Officials with Army Corps of Engineers, disaster recovery centers, and those affected by last summer's floods will speak at the sessions.

At this symposium, experts will address topics ranging from the science of floods to the psychological impact of displacement, from flood mitigation to flood risk insurance.

Here is the program schedule.

Wednesday, March 11:

8:00-8:30 Opening remarks Larry Weber, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Iowa

8:30-10:30 Session 1 : Eastern Iowa and the flood of 2008 (Moderator: Keri Hornbuckle)

Brigadier General Michael Walsh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The 2008 Midwest Flood

Michael Goldberg, Administrative Services Director, Linn County Disaster Recovery Coordinator

Linn County & the Cedar River - The Epic Flood of 2008

Don Guckert, Associate VP and Director, Facilities Management, University of Iowa

Flood 101: Lessons Learned from the Flood of 2008

Willy Wever, Affected community member, Columbus Junction Iowa

Flood Impact on Southeast Iowa Dental Office

10:45-12:15 Session 2: The science of floods and hydraulics

12:15-1:30 Lunch and Panel: Federal responses to flooding

1:30-4:45 Session 3: Flood impacts: Social, human, economics, and environmental

This session looks at topics such as water quality, pollution and economic impact, and later at 3:25 PM, health and social impacts, such as asthma, as well as "Floods, Children, and Parents"

Thursday, March 12:

8:30-10:15 Session 4: Flood Mitigation (Moderator: Larry Weber)

James Schwab, Manager, APA Hazards Planning Research Center, American Planning Association

What Really Belongs Down by the Riverside? Land Use Planning for Floodplains

Jason Hellendrung, Principal, Sasaki Associates

Rebuilding Cedar Rapids: the Framework for Reinvestment + Revitalization

Larry Weber, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Iowa

The Future of Numerical River Models for Flood Inundation Mapping and Evaluating Mitigation Measures

10:30-12:15 Session 5: Policy Responses - Floodplain management, policy, and insurance

12:15-1:30 Lunch and Panel: Flooding and the community- Experiences of two flood-affected businesses

Marty Maiers, Hills Bank

Dan Black, MidwestOne

1:30-3:15 Part B. Government Responsibility/ The Future of Flood Mitigation and "Moving Through and Beyond the Flood at the University of Iowa"

 

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