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November 2013

Wading Through Sea-Level Rise: How Will Engineers and Planners Adapt to Changing Coastal Water Level Seminar

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Wading Through Sea-Level Rise
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre, Ballroom East, 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC
Presenter:

Mark Porter, M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., LEED AP, Senior Building Structural Engineer and Manager - Associated Engineering
Dave Murray, P.Eng., AScT, CPESC, Senior Water Resources Engineer and Principal – Kerr Wood Leidal
John Readshaw, P.Eng., Manager of Coastal Engineering – SNC Lavalin
David Reid, BLA, FCSLA, Environmental Planning and Design Practice Leader – Golder Associates
Carrie Baron, P.Eng., Drainage and Environment Manager – City of Surrey

Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Nov 6, 2013

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Member Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Member Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 06, 2013 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Wading Through Sea-Level Rise: How Will Engineers and Planners Adapt to Changing Coastal Water Level Seminar. This seminar will provide an understanding of how climate change is expected to impact the BC coastline and how engineers and planners will need to adapt their designs to protect coastal communities. It will begin with the APEGBC sustainability guidelines and describe recent government policy changes and initiatives. Next the basic principles of coastal engineering and the influence of sea level rise, and the relationship between storm surge, tides and wave run-up will be outlined. This will be followed by the implications on planning and zoning of future climate predictions and how to ensure communities are protected sustainably.

Integrating coastal climate change into design of infrastructure will be illustrated by several case studies that will demonstrate the principles discussed followed by an interactive workshop session aimed at applying the knowledge gained in a team environment.

Course Objectives

  • Educate Engineers, planners, and environmental professionals on the latest information on climate change related predicted sea level rise.
  • Identify government policy and applicable guidelines relates to sea level rise.
  • Provide tools and processes for professionals to plan and design future coastal communities and protection measures that adapt to predicted sea level rise.
  • Present case studies to illustrate examples of sea level rise adaptation
  • Conduct an interactive workshop in groups to illustrate and apply knowledge gained in the seminar.
Instructors
Mark Porter, M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., LEED AP, Senior Building Structural Engineer and Manager - Associated Engineering

Mark Porter is chair of the APEGBC Climate Change Advisory Group, a member of the APEGBC Sustainability Committee former Councillor. With the Sustainability Committee, he has been deeply involved in the revised the APEGBC Guideline for Sustainability. He also sits on the Institution of Structural Engineers Sustainable Construction Panel and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure in the US. Mark is a Senior Building Structural Engineer and Manager at Associated Engineering with over 17 years’ experience on the design of a wide range of structures. This is supported with a Masters degree in Engineering Management and specialist knowledge in sustainable design. Mark has a passion for design of sustainable structures and is a LEED accredited professional.

Dave Murray, P.Eng., AScT, CPESC, Senior Water Resources Engineer and Principal – Kerr Wood Leidal

Dave is a Senior Water Resources Engineer and Principal with Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL) with over 25 years of experience with particular expertise detailed design and construction of stream and coastal restoration, bioengineering, erosion and flood protection projects. He is past president of the BC Canadian Water Resources Association and Past National CWRA Board Director. Dave is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and has recently been involved in several GreenShoresTM projects integrating coastal climate change effects into design projects on the BC coast utilizing the latest BC Sea Level Rise guidelines. Dave brings to this course, many years of working with municipalities on coastal flood protection assignments and the impacts on municipal drainage infrastructure.

John Readshaw, P.Eng., Manager of Coastal Engineering – SNC Lavalin

John Readshaw is Manager of Coastal Enginering for SNC-Lavalin with over 33 years of experience as a coastal and ocean engineer, including extensive project engineering, project management and construction related engineering for a wide range of civil, oil and gas and port and coastal related projects. John brings the experience and knowledge developed as lead author during the preparation of the three recently updated provincial government sea level rise guideline reference documents Guidelines for Coastal Floodplain Mapping completed in 2011 in collaboration with KWL. He is also the engineering advisor to the Technical Working Group of the GreenShoresTM program and the Green Shores for Homes program currently under development by the US EPA and the Island Trust. John has a keen and ongoing interest in the introduction of alternative solutions to coastal erosion issues and was the lead designer and project manager for a number of recent projects in BC that have considered alternatives to the conventional engineering practice of armouring the shoreline and that have the potential to be options for adapting to sea level rise.

David Reid, BLA, FCSLA, Environmental Planning and Design Practice Leader – Golder Associates

David Reid is Principal, Environmental Planning and Design Practice Leader, Golder Associates with more than 35 years. He practices as both a land use planner and a landscape architect, and is heavily involved in green infrastructure planning and design. Many projects have focused on key elements of climate change – ranging from watershed planning to water conservation strategies, and waterfront improvements to watercourse restoration. He has been instrumental as a bridge among levels of government, local government departments, and the development community. His many contributions to innovation include key titles in the Stewardship Series, Metro Vancouver’s Stormwater Source Control Design Guidelines, RDN’s Action for Water program, and Kelowna’s Outdoor Water Conservation initiative. He has applied policy and design guidelines into local government Official Plans, Development Permits, Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws, and Water Regulations. Most recently, he has been active in planning for adaptation to climate change, including Sea Level Rise and related vulnerability assessments, coastal planning and mitigation/adaptation design strategies.

Carrie Baron, P.Eng., Drainage and Environment Manager – City of Surrey

Carrie Baron is a professional engineer with over 28 years of experience in municipal, water resources and environmental engineering. She is the Drainage & Environment Manager for the City of Surrey whose responsibilities include: overseeing the function of the natural and manmade drainage systems; floodplain & dike management and environmental initiatives.



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