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Dredge Material Reuse and Sea Level Rise: Bridgette DeShields to Moderate Panel

Bridgette DeShieldsAt the 2017 Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Workshop hosted by the Bay Planning Coalition, Integral Principal Bridgette DeShields will serve as a panel moderator. This year’s November 13 workshop in Oakland, California, will cover beneficial reuse opportunities around San Francisco Bay and present insights from agencies and organizations on the permitting process. The workshop will also provide an update on Measure AA funding, an important measure to raise funds for wetland restoration projects throughout the Bay area.

Ms. DeShields will moderate “Dredge Material Reuse and Sea Level Rise—What Are Our Options?” featuring panelists from consulting, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. This panel will examine the nexus between dredge material and the need for sediment to address sea level rise. Panelists will discuss engineering solutions, special studies to support decision-making, and regulatory agency programs, all with the goal of developing a cost-effective approach to utilizing dredged material as a resource.

Ms. DeShields is a specialist in regulatory strategy, site investigation, site remediation, sediment and water quality management, and environmental toxicology. She designs and participates in dredging program management, and her work focuses on sediment assessments and waterfront projects with natural resource components and complex regulatory frameworks. In addition, Ms. DeShields has extensive experience with California regulatory and permitting programs.

For more information on Integral’s related capabilities, contact Ms. DeShields at bdeshields@integral-corp.com.

To learn more about the 2017 workshop, visit http://bayplanningcoalition.org/2017/10/2018-dredging-beneficial-reuse-workshop/.

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