A Symposium and Workshop for Community Stakeholders,
Researchers and Policymakers

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Energy, Coast and Environment Building, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Sponsored by: Louisiana State University Superfund Research Center, LSU Department of Environmental Sciences School of Coast and the Environment, Oregon State University Superfund Research Program, Oregon State University Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

Presentations

Enhancing Community Resilience

Margaret Reams, PhD, associate professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Community Engagement Core leader, LSU Superfund Research Program (SRP)
Topic: Attributes of resilient communities
Marylee Orr, executive director, Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN)
Topic: Enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities by encouraging self-organization among local environmental groups

Tom Harris, M.S.P.H, Lousiana DEQ
Topic:
An Environmental Overview of Hurricane Katrina - Regulatory Perspectives

Innovative Methods and Approaches to Respond to Environmental Disasters

Kim Anderson, PhD, professor, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology; SRP Project leader - Biological Response Indicator Devices for Gauging Environmental Stressors (BRIDGES), Oregon State University  
Topic: Engaging residents for environmental assessments; Demonstrations of passive sampling techniques.
Anna Harding, PhD, professor and co-director, School of Biological & Population Health Sciences; SRP Community Engagement Core leader, Oregon State University.
Topic: Data-sharing issues for community-based research projects involving academic and community partners
Wilma Subra, past vice-chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.
Topic: Engaging community stakeholders in assessing local envrionmental conditions.
Representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
Topic:
Communication between agencies and communities, and environmental monitoring protocols following environmental emergencies

Adaptive Strategies for Community Recovery

Tuan Nguyan – deputy director, QMVN Community Development, Corp, New Orleans, La.
Topic:  Overview of the actions taken by this New Orleans East community to recover after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill

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