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  • GIS Leadership & Management
  • Community Resiliency and Sustainability 
  • Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS
  • GIS Supporting Health and Human Services
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Geospatial Technology Innovations
  • Inspiring the Future of GIS and Education

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Monday, September 30 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Floods, Droughts, and Coastal Resiliency - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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Increasingly, sea level rise and development in flood-prone areas are leading to a rise in concerns about community sustainability. Additionally, droughts and coastal water issues are of seasonal and long-term concern. Methods of resiliency and mitigation using GIS capabilities can inform communities about options for planning and multi-benefit infrastructure investment and restoration projects.

  • Restoring Coastal Louisiana One Shoreline at a Time
    Richard Poche, GISP, PLA, GIS Manager, St. Bernard Parish Government,  Chalmette, LA
    Martin Mantz, Coastal Restoration Program Manager, Nunez Community College, Chalmette, LA
  • Identification of Roadways At Risk from Sea Level Rise
    Michael Gilbrook, PhD, GISP, AICP, Senior Geospatial Professional, HDR, Orlando, FL
  • Spatiotemporal Quantification of Multibenefit Floodplain Restoration
    Joshua Viers, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Merced, CA
  • Web Application to Report Future Drought Streamflow Probabilities
    Chintamani Kandel, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Richmond, VA 

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Xan Fredericks, GISP

National Map Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey
Xan Fredericks, GISP works with the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program User Engagement Office as the National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is also a member of the USGS Geospatial Information Response Team and the Chair of the... Read More →

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Michael Gilbrook, PhD, AICP, GISP

Senior Geospatial Analyst, HDR
Michael has a B.S. in Limnology, an M.S. in Biological Science and a PhD in Applied Conservation Biology from the University of Central Florida. He has over 30 years of experience using GIS for regional planning, transportation planning and environmental impact assessment in both... Read More →

Joshua Viers, Ph.D.

Professor, University of California
Professor Joshua Viers is a water resources management expert with interests in the geospatial aspects of watershed science with research activities in restoration, environmental flows, hydropower reoperation and optimization, and sustainable systems. He is the UC Merced campus director... Read More →
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Martin Mantz

Coastal Restoration Program Manager, Nunez Community College
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Richard Poche, GISP, PLA

GIS Manager, St. Bernard Parish Government
Richard is a landscape architect with over 20 years of geospatial/remote sensing experience and has worked extensively in Southeast Louisiana. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he worked for the City of New Orleans to setup GIS databases and mapping applications for emergency... Read More →
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Chintamani Kandel

Geographer, USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center
Chintamani is a Geographer at the United States Geological Survey. He performs GIS analysis and develops interactive GIS applications. He holds M.S. degree in Geospatial Technologies from the consortium of European universities under Erasmus Mundus program.

Monday September 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Salon 21, 1st Floor