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Monday, May 8 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Deferred Wharf and Pier Maintenance – Challenges and Opportunities

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The Port of New York and New Jersey is now the largest in the country and one of the oldest. Similar to other infrastructure in the northeast, years of deferred maintenance have accumulated while the challenges of climate change bear down on the region. Pier and wharf replacement and restoration in the New York–New Jersey harbor could require billions of dollars in investment to keep land-based port operations at current levels. This panel explores how government and the private sector must rise to the challenge and the implications for our regional economy. Discussion includes the role of public-private partnerships, funding sources, and what policies and priorities must be addressed by both states for a sustainable future. The panel also considers what models for funding and project delivery exist in other parts of the country that can play a role in meeting this challenge.

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Stephen Famularo

Senior Vice President and East Coast Maritime Lead, WSP USA, Inc.
Steve Famularo is a senior vice president and the east coast maritime lead for WSP USA. He is a professional engineer, certified commercial diver, and board-certified port engineer with over 26 years of experience in maritime engineering including underwater inspection, marine structure... Read More →
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Patricia Gaynor

Supervisor of Engineering, Office of Ports & Water, US DOT Maritime Administration
Patricia Gaynor is the supervisor of engineering in the Office of Ports & Waterways, USDOT Maritime Administration. She has specialized in the design, construction and asset management of waterfront facilities. She has a master's in structural engineering from the University of Texas... Read More →
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Rebecca Karp

Managing Principal and CEO, Karp Strategies
Rebecca Karp is managing principal and CEO of Karp Strategies. Utilizing a data-informed, human-centered, and place-based approach, Rebecca has grown her WBE-, SBE- and DBE- certified company of 35+ into one of the leading women-owned urban planning, economic development, and real... Read More →
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Maki Onodera

Ports & Maritime Lead for US North, Jacobs
Maki Onodera is a maritime project manager with over 20 years of experience in the planning, design, inspection, maintenance, and rehabilitation of waterfront structures, both locally and internationally. His experience also includes coastal resiliency and the incorporation of resiliency... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room 118 (1st Floor)