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LSU Resilience Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
8AM – 3PM
Energy, Coast and Environment Building, Woods Auditorium, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and Online


7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Registration and Coffee


8:15 - 8:30 a.m.


Barry Dellinger, Ph.D. Director, LSU Superfund Research Program (SRP)

Maud Walsh, Ph.D., Research Translation Leader, LSU SRP


8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Introduction to Symposium and Community Resilience

Margaret Reams, Ph.D., Community Engagement Core Leader, LSU Superfund Research Program

Nina Lam, Ph.D., Professor, LSU Department of Environmental Sciences                                       

Topic: Community Resilience and Environmental Assessment


9:15 - 10 a.m.

Kim Anderson, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology; SRP Project Leader - Biological Response Indicator Devices for Gauging Environmental Stressors (BRIDGES), Oregon State University (OSU)

Topics: Gulf of Mexico and Passive Sample Devices, Use of PSD in Environmental   Emergencies, Data and QA/QC of Citizen Groups using PSDs


10 - 10:30 a.m.

Hands-on demonstrations of innovative sampling devices


10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Jon Rauscher, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

Tom Harris, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Topic: Regulatory Agency Perspectives on Environmental Disasters, quick and long term monitoring


10:50 - 11:30 a.m.

John Lopez, Ph.D.  Director, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Daniel Nguyen, Project Director and Environmental Justice Coordinator, Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation

 Topics:  Effective Community Engagement and Monitoring Programs; Community Needs and Goals for Future Environmental Disasters           


11:30 - 11:50 a.m.

Anna Harding, Ph.D. Professor and Co-Director, School of Biological & Population HealthSciences; SRP Community Engagement Core Leader, Oregon State University.

Topic:  Data-Sharing Issues for Community-Based Research Projects involving  Academic and Community Partners


11:50 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.

Anna Harding, Ph.D. Professor and Co-Director, School of Biological & Population HealthSciences; SRP Community Engagement Core Leader, Oregon State University.

Topic: Data-Sharing Issues for Community-Based Research Projects involving Academic and Community Partners 


12:10 -12:30 p.m.

Marylee Orr, Executive Director, Louisiana Environmental Action Network

Topic: A Network Organizational Model for Local Environmental Groups

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Provided On Site for all registered attendees

Lunch Speaker:  Wilma Subra, McArthur Genius Award Recipient,
Environmental Leader, past Vice-Chair of the U.S. Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology  


1:15 - 2 p.m.

Discussion Groups:
Group One:
 Response and Characterizing Exposure
During emergency events, which contaminants should be assessed, how to determine and employ monitoring efforts? What QA/QC standards are needed to ensure citizen-collected data is useful for policy makers?

Group Two:  Recovery and the Role of Citizen Scientist
What are the “best practices” for training citizen scientists? How can Citizen Scientists integrate effectively with exposure assessments?

Group Three:  Resilience and Community Participation
What are the best approaches and practices for stakeholder and community participation in assessing local environmental conditions? How can communities build resilience to environmental contaminant disasters?


2 - 2:15 p.m.



2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Groups prepare summary points of discussions  


2:30 - 3 p.m.Summary of discussions and workshop conclusion - Foundation for white paper


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