The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host a one-day Stakeholder Partnering Forum on February 22, 2017, to address USACE policy, programs, authorities and business process developments.
James Dalton, USACE director of Civil Works, will provide the keynote address.
“This forum provides us with an opportunity to meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate and gather feedback that will help us make better informed decisions as we work together on shared efforts for assessing and improving integrated watershed management as well as examine current challenges along the Texas coast,” said Col. Lars Zetterstrom, USACE Galveston District commander.
“Plenary sessions will provide the latest information about our programs, projects and business processes. Early bird special topic concurrently-running seminars will be offered on emerging tools for improving stakeholder and team analyses, communications, interactions and decision support.”
This event’s theme is “Strengthen the Foundation, Deliver the Program and Achieve the Vision,” consistent with the philosophy of Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Chief of Engineers.
Sessions regarding the ongoing Texas coast mega study as well as navigation, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration business lines will also be included in the forum, USACE said.