The Planning Associates class spent three days in Philadelphia, PA preparing dry-run presentations of their critical thinking products that were presented at USACE Headquarters in September.
Team Delta (Sara Brodzinsky, LRC; Janet Cote, NAO; Andrew Roach, NAB; and Thomas Topi, NWK) presented on the inclusion of water quality in the USACE Planning Process. Team Phoenix (Travis Creel, MVN; Rachel Mesko, NWS; Byron Rupp, NAE; and Sierra Schroeder, MVP) presented on incorporating qualitative and quantitative concepts of resilience into the Planning Process. SM∆RT Team (Marci Jackson, SPK; Tom Maier, LRP; Jason Norris, and Courtney Reed) presented on an alternative model for cost-sharing operations and maintenance activities at the nation’s ports.
Senior planners from Headquarters and IWR offered the teams feedback that will be incorporated into September’s presentations.