ADVANCING INSTALLATION RESILIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATION

Resilience. The pivot has happened and there is now a clear focus on ensuring our installations’ critical missions have the systems they need to operate – no matter challenges ahead. Installation resilience is more than just managing risk – it’s about dealing with threats that already impact our bases and the many more that could.

From major weather events that have devastated multiple bases to increasing concerns about cyber threats, installation resilience is happening in real-time where new ideas and innovation are necessary and tested daily.  It’s a fast-moving issue across DOD, industry and community partners, and successful solutions will rely on collaboration across all three groups.

Join us for ADC’s 2019 DOD Energy and Water Forum, the leading policy event that gathers decision-makers across DOD, industry and communities for a one-day look at the big issues impacting energy and water on installations.  This packed one-day event will provide the inside look at current policies, emerging ideas and innovation happening today to support installation resilience. With eight high-level panels covering topics from water security to innovative partnerships, ADC’s Energy and Water Forum is essential for everyone advancing the installation resilience agenda.

SPEAKERS

Beehler

Sec. Alex Beehler
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment

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Ivan Bolden
Chief, Army Partnerships

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John Conger
Director, Center for Climate and Security

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Mark Correll
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure

elizabeth fields

Elizabeth Field
Director, GAO Defense Capabilities and Management

teran judd

Teran Judd
Director, Air Force Community, Partnership and Air Force Encroachment

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John Kliem
Director, Navy Energy Security Programs Office

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Karnig Ohannessian
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment

todd mellon

Sec. Todd Mellon
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment

ashley sadorra

Ashley Sadorra
Air Force Office of Energy Assurance Acting Director

maureen sullivan

Maureen Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment

AGENDA

Presentations are linked within the sessions. Click on any underlined speaker to download their presentation.

8:00 a.m.

+ Registration/Networking Breakfast

Registration/Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

+ Installation Resilience – the Changing Landscape for Energy and Water Policy

A high-level panel of key thought leaders will discuss how current budget and policy trends are impacting DOD resiliency efforts. What is the future for resilience efforts and how important are partnerships to achieve goals? 

MODERATOR:

  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs; ADC Board of Directors

SPEAKERS:

  • Todd Mellon, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • John Conger, Director, Center for Climate and Security
  • Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Networking Break

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

+ Integrating Water Resilience: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for Water Security

Water security has often been overlooked.  But growing populations, industrial and agricultural demand for water and climate change have moved the questions of water scarcity and security front and center.  What are the current challenges related to water scarcity and how can DOD ensure water is more integrated into installation resilience planning?

SPEAKERS:

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

+ Pulling the Plug: Lessons Learned from the Energy Resilience Readiness Exercises (ERRE)

The 2018 National Defense Strategy highlighted that the nation is no longer a sanctuary. Installations and the local power grids they rely on are targets of multiple threats which can affect the mission.  To test potential impacts and the installation’s response to threats, DOD is literally “pulling the plug” on bases to test how a widespread power loss is managed and if systems can deliver mission-critical energy needs.  What are these tests revealing and how can they help improve our energy resilience?

SPEAKERS:

  • Kathleen (KC) Richardson, SAF-IEE Energy
  • Paul Volkman, Energy Program Manager, Army Office of Energy Initiatives
  • Walter “Wally” Ludwig, Director, Energy Performance, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

+ Resilience and Renewable Energy: Embracing Change

Renewable energy continues to be essential to the military’s overall energy security and resilience. How will renewable energy continue to contribute to installation and mission resilience?  Off base, how do we ensure that renewable energy development is compatible with nearby missions and training?

SPEAKERS:

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Break

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

+ Community Partnerships: New Tools for Mission Resilience

Installation resilience requires collaboration involving defense communities and host states.  What are models for collaboration between the military and their community partners to advance resilience?  How does an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (ISGA) transform the relationship between installations and their defense communities?  What are potential opportunities for collaboration that could be advanced?

MODERATOR:

  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs

SPEAKERS:

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Break

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

+ Innovation Lab I: Innovative Models to Enhance Energy and Water Resilience

These panels will feature military, industry and community leaders discussing innovative models for enhancing installation resilience.  Learn how new and existing tools are leveraged to enhance energy and water systems, creating unique partnerships supporting DOD.

 SPEAKERS:

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

+ Water Quality: Current Challenges and Future Threats

Installation water security often focuses on supply concerns.  But the current PFOS and PFOA challenges have been a multi-billion dollar warning.  And this is not likely the last time this becomes an issue.  New contaminants and threats are emerging and could create major threats challenging installation resilience.  How are current and future threats managed, and how can we be more resilient moving forward?

MODERATOR:

SPEAKERS:

  • Otis Hicks, Director, Environmental Policy & programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
  • Amy Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety & Occupational Health
  • Karnig Ohannessian, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

+ Innovation Lab II: Innovative Models to Enhance Energy and Water Resilience

These panels will feature military, industry and community leaders discussing innovative models for enhancing installation resilience.  Learn how new and existing tools are leveraged to enhance energy and water systems, creating unique partnerships supporting DOD.

MODERATOR:

SPEAKERS:

5:00 p.m.

Forum Ends

LOCATION

FHI 360 Conference Center

1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

 

REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER ON-SITE AT THE EVENT. PLEASE SEE ON-SITE REGISTRATION PRICES BELOW

Contact Dante Orlandini at dorlandini@defensecommunities.org with any questions or issues registering.

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