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An Overview of US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District

  • 09 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • ONLINE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84669341174
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An Overview of US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District

Erik Rourke
Project, Manager, Programs and Project Management Division
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
&
Steve Rochette
Public Affairs Officer - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ABSTRACT:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the nation’s largest water resource agency providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from flooding. USACE relies on a highly disciplined team of engineers, planners, scientists, and other professionals to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Nation’s engineering challenges. Steve Rochette and Erik Rourke will provide an overview of USACE Philadelphia District and discuss several projects and future opportunities authorized under Section 566 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 for Environmental Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration. This program enables USACE to provide design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out water related environmental infrastructure, ecosystem restoration and resource protection and development projects in southeastern Pennsylvania.

SPEAKER BIOS: 

Erik Rourke joined the USACE in 2009 and is currently a Project Manager for the Philadelphia District in Programs and Project Management Division. Erik manages several Coastal Storm Risk Management projects along the New Jersey coast and serves as the senior project manager for the District’s Environmental Infrastructure program. Prior to joining USACE, Erik worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a hydrologist and disaster response specialist. Erik has a BS Degree in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University and a MS Degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University.

Steve Rochette has served as a Public Affairs Officer with USACE since 2009. In his role, he leads external communication and stakeholder engagement efforts on numerous USACE projects throughout Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Prior to joining USACE, he worked for the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Steve has a BS Degree in Communications from Boston University and a MS Degree in American Government from Villanova University.

Engineers:

This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).  

Please note: Presentation is to be given through Zoom at the link below. PDH's will be issued through PDFs. Please allow extra time to register through Zoom and get software set up. Presentation will start at noon. Early participants will be in a Waiting Room until noon. Participants must email AWRA.PMAS@gmail.com to request PDH Certificate after the event.

Presentation at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84669341174

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