Opportunities and Challenges for Addressing Flooding and Stormwater Management: Lessons and Tools from the Great Lakes

August 13th, 2020

Presentation Slides

Join Antioch University New England, NOAA, and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit for an exploration of some of the opportunities and challenges for addressing flooding and stormwater management in communities surrounding the Great Lakes. Brandon Krumwiede (NOAA OCM) will present NOAA’s Lake Level Viewer, which combines near-shore bathymetry and real-time observations of water levels throughout the Great Lakes. Adam Bechle (Wisconsin Sea Grant) will describe vulnerability of Wisconsin coastal communities to variability of Lake Michigan water elevation. Joe Chapman (AECOM) will describe watershed modeling studies in two basins that are tributary to Toledo, Ohio and Duluth, Minnesota, shedding light on heavy precipitation and flood potential there.


Brandon Krumwiede, NOAA OCM, Great Lakes Water Levels and Coastal Impacts

Brandon serves as the Great Lakes Regional Geospatial Coordinator with CSS-Inc. where he provides geospatial and remote sensing technical assistance and support for NOAA Office for Coastal Management and partners in the Great Lakes region. Brandon also supports product development including NOAA’s Lake Level Viewer (LLV), NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP), and benthic remote sensing and mapping. Brandon completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Montana in Geography and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and minor in Geology and International Studies from Bemidji State University.


Adam Bechle, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Vulnerability to Heightened Lake Levels in Green Bay

Adam Bechle is a coastal engineering outreach specialist at Wisconsin Sea Grant. Adam helps Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities build resilience to coastal hazards by communicating the latest hazard data, developing outreach products on best management practices, and providing local governments guidance to identify opportunities to better plan and prepare for coastal hazards. Adam has degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Joe Chapman, PE, CFM Vice President, AECOM, Modeling Extreme Precipitation in Urban Watersheds of the Great Lakes Region

Joe is a Vice President with AECOM and has over 32 years of experience in water resources and flood and disaster risk management. He is a registered professional engineer and has worked on a range of projects with Federal, State and local and private sector clients in a range of markets across North America and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.


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