Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE, FDEP (Florida) will participate in a panel entitled "Adaptation in Practice" at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) 50th Anniversary Master Class - Climate Adaptation: Principles, Policy, and Practice in Washington, D.C. from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. on October 30, 2019.
Mark's co-panelists are Margaret E. Peloso, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment; and David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Mark is a Senior Principal Water Resources and Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience in diverse watershed management, water quality assessment, and stormwater design projects.
Increasingly destructive hurricanes, worsening droughts and wildfires, and rising seas are prompting the development of legal, policy, and institutional solutions to address the impacts of climate change and create more resilient communities. Join ELI and leading experts for this Master Class on Climate Adaptation: Principles, Policy, and Practice. Panelists will explore current climate adaptation practices and provide insight on regulatory and policy approaches at the federal, state, and local levels.
The ELI makes law work for people, places, and the planet. ELI's vision is "a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law." ELI's mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow's leaders and institutions, researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges, promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media, and convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.
Adaptation in Practice will focus on ways multiple stakeholders can identify and implement the next steps in moving from an adaptation plan to adaptation action. Expert panelists will explore the FEMA's natural hazard mitigation approaches, best methods for integrating climate risk assessments into existing adaptation operations, and climate adaptation examples on multiple jurisdictional scales.
About the event: 50th Anniversary Master Class
About ELI: https://www.eli.org/about-environmental-law-institute
Learn more about Mark: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/mark-ellard