We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kate White will be our key note speaker on the first day of the conference. Kate leads the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and has almost 30 years of experience in the USACE.

Kate’s work includes development of policy, technical guidance, methods, and tools to support climate preparedness and resilience, with an emphasis on water resources management issues involving extreme events and natural hazards. She received a 2013 GeenGov Presidential Award: Climate Champion for her role in the interagency team that developed the Sea Level Rise Tool for Sandy Recovery. She was selected as the USACE 2014 Elvin R. “Vald” Heiberg III “Engineer of the Year,” and was a 2015 Top Ten Federal Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers.