ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PR Newswire/ -- With the devastating impacts of rising sea levels increasingly evident, authorities from around the country will meet in Anaheim, CA this August for a highly focused symposium on protecting our shoreline infrastructure from the potential devastation of the rising tides.
Procedures for evaluating sea level change, the unforeseen consequences of coastal flooding, impact assessment, response and adaption strategies, new mapping tools and techniques for visualizing sea level rise, handling extreme storm surges, and low-cost retrofitting to facilitate flood protection will be among the topics covered.
Preparing for the Rising Tide: Coastal Protection Symposium will be co-located with StormCon, The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Conference. StormCon brings together the leading experts on storm- and surface-water quality to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies. Information and registration forms are available at http://www.stormcon.com/coastal_protection_symposium.html.
Participants will be key personnel from potentially impacted communities and organizations throughout California and all of North America, including San Diego, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, the San Francisco Bay area, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Anchorage, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Boca Raton. Organizations participating include the US Army Corps of Engineers, Texas A&M, Boeing, Waste Management, Cal State Long Beach, UC Davis, URS Corp., Brown & Caldwell, CDM, Kennedy/Jenks, and many others.
Preparing for the Rising Tide: Coastal Protection Symposium covers eight separate sessions. The seven-track course curriculum of StormCon features more than 120 educational sessions presented by the nation's leading stormwater experts and covers a range of material focusing on BMP case studies, green infrastructure, LID, stormwater program management, NPDES, water-quality monitoring, industrial stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and advanced research topics. Nearly 200 vendors and service providers will exhibit stormwater-related products and equipment, the world's largest tradeshow of its kind.
Registrations are still available but classes are filling up quickly. Join us! View the program and register today at www.StormCon.com.
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