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SOC2020 Session Topics

Don't feel limited to these areas. We seek to capture emerging issues and bold, new ideas. 

  • Calcasieu Salinity Control Measures

  • Chenier Plain Water Management

  • Hard vs. Soft Shoreline Solutions

  • Interstate Issues

  • LNG Development

  • Riverine Input

  • SW Coastal -- Nonstructural Implementation

  • Whooping Crane Reintroduction 

1.   Chenier Plain     
  • 10 Years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

  • 15 years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

  • Floodplain Management

  • Land-Use Planning

  • Morganza-to-the-Gulf

  • Pre-disaster Planning/Reform

  • Resilience Assessment and Planning

  • Storm Surge Modeling and Management

3.   Disaster Preparedness, Prevention, and Recovery  
  • Biogeochemistry

  • Birds

  • Coastal Fisheries

  • Coastal Wetland Vegetation

  • Contaminants and Pollution

  • Continental Shelf Processes

  • Ecosystem Models

  • Eutrophication

  • Groundwater

  • Hydrogeomorphology

  • Hypoxia and Dead Zone

  • Invasive Species

  • Marine Mammals

  • Reptiles

  • Soil Compaction

  • Subsidence

  • Wastewater Assimilation

5.  Ecosystem Condition and Monitoring 
  • 2023 Master Plan

  • Accelerating Project Progress and Implementation

  • Adaptive Management

  • Advances in Restoration Science and Engineering

  • Baselines for Restoration

  • Blue Carbon

  • Canal Backfilling and Spoil Bank Removal

  • Ecosystem Models

  • Green Infrastructure

  • Hydrologic Restoration

  • Innovations in Project Delivery

  • Lessons Learned from Other Places

  • Living Shorelines

  • Project Implementation

  • Regulatory Protections and Challenges

  • Restoration Goal Setting

  • Sediment Management

7.  Restoration Projects and Planning
  • Advances in Ecosystem Modeling

  • Aerial Seeding

  • Drones for Project Monitoring

  • Innovative Restoration Technology

  • Interpreting Aerial Imagery

  • Machine Learning

  • Remote Sensing and Satellite data

9.  Technology and Innovation Human Dimensions 
  • Barrier Island and Nearshore Dynamics

  • Historical Perspectives

  • Marsh Dynamics

  • Modeling Deltaic Processes

  • Restoring River Flow through Wetlands

  • River and Delta Dynamics

  • River Channel Effects

  • Sediment Diversions

  • Sediment Transport and Deposition

  • Submerged Benthic Habitat Dynamics

2. Deltaic Processes
  • Applying NEPA/ESA in a restoration context

  • Climate Change Policy

  • Funding Sources for Coastal Protection and Restoration

  • Innovative Partnerships

  • LA Watershed Initiative

  • National Flood Insurance Program

  • Post DWH Funding Sources

  • Property Ownership

  • Public Access

  • Public Trust

  • Renewable Energy

  • Restoration Economy

  • Sustainable Financing

  • Valuation of Ecosystem Services

4.  Economics, Policy, Planning, & Law  
  • Adapting to a Smaller Future Delta

  • Aquaculture Development

  • Building Public Support for Action

  • Citizen Science

  • Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice

  • Ecological and Economic Sustainability

  • Ecotourism

  • Emerging Economic Opportunities

  • Historical Perspectives

  • Landowner Issues

  • Mobility and Relocation

  • Navigation and Dredging

  • Oil and Gas Industry

  • Oyster Fishery Management

  • Port management

  • Predicting the Future -- population and economy

  • Recreational and Commercial Fisheries

  • Restoration and the Media

  • Stormwater and Wastewater Management

  • Water Quality and Supply

  • Youth Education and Engagement

6.  Human Dimensions
  • A New Normal for the River/MS River Management

  • Climate Change Adaptation

  • Levee Maintenance and Monitoring

  • Natural Infrastructure

  • Non-structural solutions

  • Retreat

  • Sea Level Rise

  • Storm Surge -- Inland/Rainfall flood Interactions

  • Storm Surge Modeling

8.  Risk Reduction and Protection