We are hosting our final Lunch & Learn Zoom-inar for 2021 next week. Please join us for a discussion on resilience next Thursday during your lunch hour. Attendees will receive a certificate that they can use to report one hour of professional development. The meeting and presentation will take place using Zoom and pre-registration is required (link below). You will receive information about joining the meeting after registering with your name and email address. See below.
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 12-1 PM Central
Zoom Pre-registration: https://southalabama.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdOmupzsqGdxNknMngWFx_B6l1rG5EYlv
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Speaker: Justin S. McDonald, P.E.
Title: Enhancing the Resilience of Coastal Mississippi
Description: This presentation will describe over 10 years of work completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers to enhance the resilience of the Mississippi coast. With a total federal investment of approximately $550M, the resilience enhancements include the construction of 15 projects on the mainland and the restoration of Mississippi’s barrier islands.
Bio: Justin McDonald currently serves as the Coastal Resiliency Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. He leads highly skilled teams of engineers and other scientists in the planning, engineering, and design of complex, multi-million dollar coastal restoration and resilience projects across the region. He has over 18 years of experience in the areas of coastal, hydraulic, and hydrologic engineering as well as dredging and coastal construction contract management. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Alabama.