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SAME Dallas Post TISP Workshop

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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
          8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost: $75
(Due to space limitations, payment only available online.)

Venue: Dallas Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
14901 Dallas Parkway Dallas Texas, 75254, Phone 972.661.2800

The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria has provided a courtesy room block for 22-23 April 2013. Out of town guests may contact Marriot directly at 972.661.2800 and reference SAME/TISP for special rate of $113.00. Reservations by attendees must be received before 6:00 PM, Friday, April 12, 2013, to receive this rate.

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At a Glance

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) is holding a series of workshops around the country to collect recommendations to provide in a report to Congress and the SAME Dallas Post is hosting the South-central region workshop. The goal of the Workshop is to highlight the need for regional and community resilience planning, creating healthier infrastructures that serve our communities, and developing and implementing risk-based strategies supported by public-private partnerships. Workshop presentations and discussions will include:

  • Awareness of key issues and decision points that regional stakeholders need to take into account when determining infrastructure resilience-based mitigation actions;
  • Criteria and model mechanisms for public-private collaborative decision-making on priorities, investment needs, and funding arrangements; and
  • Tools and available capabilities to assist in development and implementation of regional collaborative infrastructure resilience mitigation strategies

This SAME Dallas Post TISP Workshop will feature regional keynote speakers and subject matter experts in a round table forum focused on water resources, transportation systems, the natural infrastructure and developing cities.  Attendees will be able to discuss regional resilience solutions and strategies with the subject matter experts that support communities in developing infrastructure systems that provide reliable access to food and water, energy, shelter, and economic development before, during, after natural disasters, especially those driven by climate variability.  The end product of the workshop series will be a report and future guide for communities to work together within our region when considering and establishing mitigation strategies and infrastructure investment prioritization.

Track 1: Water Resources ~ Facilitator Michael P. Fallon, PE, F.SAME, Halff Associates, Inc. This track will focus on the need for resiliency planning due to a myriad of challenges facing water resources infrastructure e.g. water supply (availability, transmission, reservoir operations, etc.); wastewater treatment; flood control (flood plain management) with subject matter experts from Dallas Water Utilities, US Army Corps of Engineers, Tarrant Regional Water District, San Antonio Water System, Freese and Nichols, Texas Water Development Board, and Halff Associates.

Track 2: Transportation ~ Facilitator Mark Isaak, P.E., Encotech Engineering Consultants. This track will focus on resiliency planning for roads, rail, airports, and ports with subject matter experts from North Texas Tollway Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, BNSF Railroad, Capital METRO, Harris County Toll Road Authority, and DFW Airport.

Track 3: Natural Infrastructure ~ Facilitator Raymond Russo, P.E., USACE Southwestern Division. This track will focus on coastal development/restoration and waterways with subject matter experts from Arkansas/Oklahoma Port Authority, Texas Emergency Management Office, USACE Galveston District, Texas General Land Office, and the TXDOT Maritime Division.

Track 4: Developing Cities ~ Facilitator Marvin N. Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, Atkins North America. This track will focus on alternatives to smartly developing cities for future population needs, disaster preparedness and climate change impacts with subject matter experts from USACE Southwestern Division, Atkins, FEMA Region VI, USACE Ft Worth, Urban Collaborative, and a City Planner.

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