1 - Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

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T H E WAT E R I N S T I T U T E
O F T H E G U L F : O V E RV I E W
C H I P G R O AT
PRESIDENT AND CEO
CPRA MEETING
JUNE 20, 2012
F O U N D I N G F U N D I N G PA R T N E R S & S T E E R I N G
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Baton Rouge Area
Foundation
State of Louisiana
CPRA
Additional Steering Committee members:
Senator Mary Landrieu’s Office
Louisiana Economic Development
SSA Consultants
BACKGROUND AND VISION FOR
T H E W AT E R I N S T I T U T E
Independent Water Institute – an advanced
research-based 501(c)3 organization
Create science and technology in Louisiana to
inform federal and state coastal restoration and
hurricane protection efforts, build capacity, and
expertise
Bring together the best scientists in the state and the
country, leverage existing public and private
resources, and build an industry for coastal
restoration and hurricane protection for which
Louisiana is uniquely situated.
B O A R D O F D I R E C TO R S
Kevin Reilly, Jr., Chair
Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat, President and CEO
Charlotte Bollinger
Ambassador James A. Joseph
Mary Matalin
Retired Major General Thomas Sands
Thomas Strickland
Jacqui Vines
CONTEXTUAL MODEL
STATE
COASTAL
MASTER
PLAN
FEDERAL
PARTNERS
AND
RELATED
INSTITUTES
ACADEMIC
INSTITUTIONS
Basic and Applied
Research
THE WATER
INSTITUTE OF
THE GULF
PRIVATE
CONSULTANCIE
S
Design/Build/Proj
ect
Implementation
Applied Research
FEASIBILITY
STUDIES
COASTAL
THINK
TANKS/CPRA/
NGO’S
Policy Creation
and
Advocacy
SCIENTIFIC INPUT
Science and Engineering Advisory Council
Science and Engineering Liaison
LA Academic Community
Private Sector
State and Federal Government
S TAT E ( C P R A ) S U P P O RT
Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA)
• Describes areas of The Water Institute support of CPRA
• Provide independent and credible science
• Provide platform for scientific collaboration
• Natural systems models and monitoring
• Data management
• Adaptive management
• Project generation and review
• Calls for advisory council, program plan
Task orders for specific projects and services
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
PROJECTED FUNDING
Competitive Federal and Private Grants
State Coastal Applied Research - Foundational Projects
50%
State Coastal Research and Development - Horizon Research
BRAF
35%
15%
P R O J E C T I M P L E M E N TAT I O N
Resident staff
• Full-time permanent
• Joint appointments with universities
• Short-term arrangements (1-2 years)
Contracts with universities, private sector
Joint projects with public and private
organizations
O R G A N I Z AT I O N A L C H A R T
Board of Directors
President and CEO
Science and Engineering
Advisory Council
Executive Assistant
Chief Scientist
Planning,
Communications,
and Outreach
Grants and
Contracts
Finances and
Operations
Natural Systems
Modeling and
Monitoring
Physical Processes
and Sediment
Systems
Engineering Design
and Innovation
Coastal Systems
Ecology
Human
Dimensions
ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE
F E B R U A RY 1 , 2 0 1 2 S TA RT D AT E
Hired key staff
•
•
•
•
Chip Groat – President and CEO
Jennifer Butler – Director of Grants and Contracts
Blair Beter – Executive Assistant
Ehab Meselhe – Director of Natural Systems Modeling
and Monitoring
• Denise Reed – Chief Scientist
• Director of Finance and Operations – in progress
• Program Director positions - in progress
Execution of Cooperative Endeavor Agreement
A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S ( C O N T. )
Forging relationships
• Meetings with university leaders at LSU, Tulane
• Open meeting for scientists in Baton Rouge
• Private sector group – business practices
Establishment of Science and Engineering Advisory Council
(SEAC)
• Nine members – press release issued
• Webinar June 5, first meeting July 24-26 in Baton Rouge
Development of Science and Engineering Plan
• Required by CEA
First task order from CPRA – peer review of reports on
models used in Master Plan development
ROLE OF SCIENCE AND
E N G I N E E R I N G A D V I S O RY C O U N C I L
SEAC: A group of experts with national and international
experience in relevant technical disciplines who are familiar
with Louisiana’s coastal program
Provide independent review of The Water Institute’s
program of work and offer advice and
recommendations to the CEO
Assist in developing a plan for The Water Institute’s
priorities and areas of focus as stated in the CEA
Provide an annual scorecard based on an evaluation
of the work accomplished during the prior year
Provide expertise to help shape solutions for critical
needs (could be done individually and/or collectively)
Validate the independence and credibility of The Water
Institute
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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
A D V I S O RY C O U N C I L ( S E A C )
The following individuals will serve on the SEAC:
Greg Baecher, PhD, PE, University of Maryland
Virginia Burkett, PhD, United States Geological Survey
Tony Dalrymple, PhD, PE, Johns Hopkins University
Margaret Davidson, JD, NOAA
Jos Dijkman, MSc, PE, Dijkman Delft
Peter Goodwin, PhD, University of Idaho
Shirley Laska, PhD, University of New Orleans
Rick Luettich, PhD, University of North Carolina
Fred Sklar, PhD, South Florida Water Management
District
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S E P M I L E S TO N E C H A RT
May 2012
1
1
SEAC
Membership
Finalized
15
June 2012
1
15
July 2012
1
August 2012
15
1
15
5
SEAC
Webinar
16
Team
Kick-Off
Meeting
11
Steering
Committee
Meeting
Conduct Stakeholder Meetings
17
Send Draft
Plan to SEAC
24 - 26
SEAC Meeting
Steering
Committee
Meeting
Final Plan
Sent to
CPRA
CEA
Amended
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