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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Training

Sponsored by: EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

Archived: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Sea level rise could cause frequent or even permanent flooding of coastal brownfield sites, their access roads, or other critical services. These floodwaters can release and spread site contaminants and debris, endangering the health of the local people and other living things. Brownfield site managers, project staff, and property owners can manage sea level rise risk and uncertainty with preventive measures, thus reducing the cumulative costs and increasing management and reuse options.

This webinar will introduce brownfield and land revitalization project staff and OLEM and other colleagues to simple tools to understand how sea level rise can impact a coastal site. This session will introduce you to steps to screen for and reduce sea level rise risks, and walk through a case study application in Philadelphia, PA.

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A photograph of Brenda DixBrenda Dix, ICF (
Brenda Dix is a Sr. Managing Consultant in Climate Resilience at ICF. She is passionate about advancing climate change adaptation planning. At ICF, she works on a range of vulnerability and adaptation projects including understanding climate change science, integrating climate change impacts into planning and environmental processes, identifying climate sensitive decisions, conducting benefit cost analyses to develop a financial case for investing in adaptation, and developing innovative methods for integrating climate change into planning, engineering design, and operations. Ms. Dix received her B.S. and M.S. from UC Berkeley in Civil Engineering.


A photograph of Ann CarrollAnn Carroll, U.S. EPA, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization ( or 202-566-2748)
Dr. Ann Carroll has worked for over 30 years on environmental health protection including contaminated site cleanup, risk communication and lead poisoning prevention. Since 2002, she has worked with the US EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization with a one year detail working on international children's health with the EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs. Ann works with researchers, colleagues and communities and leads national brownfield program efforts to create healthier and more resilient communities. These efforts help communities and local leaders engage residents to help local leaders improved access to fresh food, safe housing, health care, employment, parks and other services in ways that improve health and environmental conditions, strengthen local and regional economies and create resilient communities. Past employers include the former Office of Technology Assessment with the US Congress, the National Governor's Association and other domestic and international public and private organizations. Ann has provided technical support and assistance to lead poisoning prevention efforts in Australia, India, Indonesia and other countries worldwide. Ann has a BS in biology from Virginia Tech, an MPH in environmental health from Boston University and a doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences and Policy at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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