Planning for Success in an Uncertain Future
Dr. Eric Merriam
Wednesday, December 12
Wednesday, December 12th at 5:00 PM
Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Cost: Members $20; Non-members $30; Students $10
Register at http://www.asce-pgh.org/ or email Ben Briston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ vision is to deliver integrated regional solutions that minimize risk and enhance reliability for the Nation’s infrastructure, water resources and environment. In the Pittsburgh District, the Army Corps owns and operates critical infrastructure in the headwaters of the Ohio River Basin for a variety of missions, including flood risk management, navigation, and enhancing water quality. Recent studies have indicated that extreme weather events may pose vulnerabilities to this infrastructure and require adaption to an uncertain future.
Dr. Eric Merriam co-leads the District's efforts related to climate change preparedness. He joined the Corps in March 2018, where he has worked on a variety of projects related to flood risk management and watershed conservation. Prior to joining the Corps, Eric was a post-doctoral research assistant at West Virginia University. His research included watershed conservation planning in the face of land use and climate change.
5:00-5:30 PM – Social, Cash Bar
5:30-6:00 PM – Buffet Dinner
6:00-7:00 PM – Presentation followed by Q&A