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Appendix B: Panelists' Biographies
Pages 31-36

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... He was posted as attaché at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, where he worked on bilateral cooperation in river basin management and the Jakarta Flood Control Project. He also was director of the Yangtze River Intermodal Transport Project, a Chinese-Dutch collaboration that encompassed port development along the Yangtze River and its estuary.
From page 32...
... Other assignments include assistant resident officer in charge of construction, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia; shops engineer, US Naval Academy, Annapolis; environmental and plan ning officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; produc tion officer, Public Works Center Jacksonville, Florida; staff member, Civil Engineering Readiness Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics) ; staff member, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment; head detailer and community manager, Civil Engineer Corps; commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
From page 33...
... He was awarded the Roger Revelle Medal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in 2008; the award recognizes "outstanding contributions to the ocean sciences by inspired researchers who communicate their knowledge and global vision of the challenges facing our planet in order to shape a better future for humankind." DAVID PEARCE is the department manager of Manhattan Operations Engineering at Consolidated Edison, responsible for ensuring that the city's electric grid provides best-in-class reliability to one of the world's most important financial and cultural centers, including the development of resilient designs to address natural or human initiated disturbances. He has held a variety of positions in Con Edison, including manager of energy services, project manager for distributed generation, and transmission planning engineer.
From page 34...
... Her work reflects extensive interagency and expert col laboration in the areas of climate change that are related to USACE mission and operations, particularly the Civil Works program and water resources management. Topics include sea level change impacts and adaptation, hydro logic nonstationarity, changing reservoir sedimentation, and climate vulnerability analyses affecting coastal proj ects, watersheds, reservoirs, and supply chains.
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... Velshi graduated from Queen's University in Ontario with a degree in religion. He serves on the boards of trustees of the X-Prize Foundation, Seeds of Peace, and Chicago History Museum, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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