Conferences:

National Council on Science and the Environment, Washington, DC, January 23-24, 2018, THE SCIENCE, BUSINESS, AND EDUCATION OF SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE Building Resilience in a Changing World 

Related Articles on Flooding in Texas, DC and around the world:

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/20/bayou-houston-flood-hurricane-harvey-texas-resilience?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=257445&subid=23216560&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/what-happens-when-a-superstorm-hits-dc-w504341

The Guardian released an article late last month about flood-proof cities. We are doing all the right things-- making way for the water! <https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/sep/25/what-flood-proof-city-china-dhaka-houston>

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/09/01/urban-design-caused-hurricane-harvey-disaster-houston-flooding-ilan-kelman-opinion/

Selected Project Presentations:

NCR Water Symposium Presentation, “Flood Mitigation for the Nation’s Capital” Washington DC, April 7, 2017.

DOEE Lunchtime Lecture, “Flood Mitigation for the National Mall” Washington DC, June 4, 2016.

Washington DC Silver Jackets “Flood Mitigation for the National Mall” Washington DC, June 3, 2016.

US Army Corps of Engineers “Flood Mitigation for the National Mall” Arlington, VA, June 3, 2016.

ASCE NCS April 2016 Section Meeting, 950 North Stafford Street Arlington, VA, Tuesday, April 19, 2016         Flood Protection Facilities within the National Mall and Memorial Parks, Innovative Stormwater Management Concept for the Washington Monument Grounds

"In addition to our feature presentation on the 17th Street Levee, Ms. Karolina Kawiaka, AIA, will also present on an innovative stormwater management concept for the Washington Monument grounds and Constitution Avenue. Her design, entitled The People's Forum, restores part of the historic Washington City Canal and raises grounds around the Washington Monument for stormwater retention. According to Ms. Kawiaka, the original plan for Washington DC "...defined two axes representing presidential leadership and democratic governance. 200 years later that vision is realized by a civic place that tells the story of the Washington Monument creates a public forum for gatherings and completes a vision of the Mall as America's front lawn." Ms. Kawiaka's design completes this vision while addressing a major stormwater challenge that threatens downtown DC."

National Capitol Planning Commission, “Flood Mitigation for the Nation’s Capital” Washington DC, April 30, 2015. 

3rd Century Mall, Richmond, VA, American Institute of Architects Eastern Seaboard Conference ArchEX, Panel, 2012.