Panel 2

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Long-term Resilience Planning and Climate Adaptation for Maritime Transportation Infrastructure

Moderator:
Dr. Henry H. Willis, RAND Corporation

Maritime transportation infrastructure is threatened by numerous and increasing effects of climate change. These increasing risks are evident in flooding of inland and coastal infrastructure and changes in water availability threatening navigability of waterways and infrastructure operations. Climate adaptation has risen on the list of challenges that planning must account for to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, and resilience of maritime transportation infrastructure now and in the future.
 

This panel brings together perspectives from the USCG, its partners in the maritime transportation sector, and insights from the research community to discuss what the community knows about the risks from climate change, how the sector is incorporation adaptation into long-term resilience planning, and what knowledge is needed to inform those efforts.

Panelists:

CDR Laura Springer

USCG Waterways Management Office, Marine Transportation System
Facilitating lawful trade and travel in a dynamic environment

Sue Resetar

RAND Corporation
Assessing the Risk to the National Critical Functions as a Result of Climate Change

Heather MacLeod

US Government Accountability Office
Climate Resilience: Opportunities to Improve Federal Planning and Implementation

Crystal Hutchinson

Communications Officer, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, Inc.