For the Phoenix case study, the committee did not convene a full workshop. Instead, they held a meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, to which local, state, regional, and federal stakeholders were invited. The meeting included presentations and discussion on four aspects of urban flooding:
- Physical aspects of urban flooding (built and natural environment),
- Data and informational aspects of urban flooding (forecasts, maps, demographics),
- Social aspects of urban flooding (people and institutions), and
- Actions and decision-making aspects of urban flooding.
Additional details on the topics covered in the presentations are available at http://nationalacademies.org/Urban-Flooding-Visits.
The committee meeting was followed by site visits to four Phoenix and Scottsdale locations.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
January 23, 2018
|8:30a.m.||Welcome and Introductions|
|David Maidment, Committee Chair, University of Texas at Austin|
|Lauren Alexander Augustine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine|
|8:35-10:15||Overview talks about the four aspects of urban flooding|
|8:35||Physical Dimensions of Urban Flooding|
|Kristina Jensen and Hasan Mushtaq, Floodplain Manager, City of Phoenix|
|8:55||Information Dimensions of Urban Flooding|
|Stephen D. Waters, AMS, Flood Control Manager, Flood Control District of Maricopa County|
|9:15||Social Dimensions of Urban Flooding|
|Elizabeth (Beth) Boyd, Regional Disaster Officer, American Red Cross|
|9:35||Action and Options for Urban Flooding|
|Steve Olmsted, Innovative Programs Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation|
|10:15||Open session ends|
January 22, 2018
|Guides: Hasan Mushtaq and Tina Jensen, City of Phoenix|