70th Anniversary (1948-2018) Vanport Flood Symposium

EWRG helped sponser this event at PSU reflecting on the history surrounding the Vanport Flood disaster, 70 years later.
Presenters include:
▪ Dr. Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus, PSU Geology
▪ Lumas Helaire, Ph.D. Student, PSU Civil & Env. Engr.
▪ Colin Rowan, Program Manager, Multnomah County Drainage District
▪ Ed Washington, Community Liaison for Diversity Initiatives, Global Diversity & Inclusion, PSU Presidents Office
▪ Dr. Melissa Haeffner, Assistant Professor, PSU Env. Sci. and Mgmt.
▪ Christina Appleby, Geohazards Analyst, DOGAMI
▪ Dr. Jim O’Connor, Research Geologist, USGS
▪ Dr. David Jay, Professor, PSU Civil & Env. Engr.

China’s Sponge City Initiative

Weiwei Wang, a visiting Scholar at PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, presented on China’s extensive Sponge City Initiative, to incorporate green infrastructure and address issues related to water resources, ecology and water resilience simultaneously.

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Community Stabilization and Job Creation in the Lents Floodplain

Lisa Huntington and Kate Carone, Eastside Watersheds Team, City of Portland Environmental Services presented on the BES’s initiative to protect floodplain homeowners, prevent displacement, and promote job growth by reducing Johnson Creek flood impacts in the Lents and Powelhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods.