Hurricane Katrina: Wave Forces and Overtopping

This is the sixth "webinar" in a series of lectures on Hurricane Katrina developed by ASCE.  The seminar will be presented over the internet with the lecturer "live" via phone.  You will have the ability to send questions to the lecturer.  Please bring your own lunch and enjoy the lecture; earning 1.0 PDHs for the event.   Registration will open at 11:30 AM for those paying at the door.  The event is in the offices of Parsons Brinckerhoff at 6161 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, VA (across from Sentara Leigh Hospital).

 6-Wave Forces and Overtopping (July 27)

Estimating shallow-water wave and water level conditions

Wave loadings and velocities at walls and levees

Need for improved instrumentation

Evaluating high water marks


Bruce Ebersole, P.E., M.ASCE , Research Engineer,U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Centers

Don Resio, Ph.D., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center-Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

(You must register for each webinar in the series separately for the lectures sponsored by ASCE Norfolk)

Series Benefits

Learn important lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the implications for the civil engineering profession and your community

Improve engineering practice and policies to prevent similar disasters from happening again

Understand what happened during hurricane Katrina and why

Gain an understanding of the IPET and ER P analysis of the HPS components’ original design; surge and wave forces on levees and floodwalls; the performance of the levees, floodwalls, interior drainage system, and pump stations; the capacities of the HPS components after the hurricane; and the risk and reliability of the HPS before the hurricane and after repairs and improvements

Understand how the performance of individual components affects the overall performance of a system

Earn 1.0 Professional Development Hour (1.0 PDH ) per webinar in the series (13.0 PDH s for the full series)

 For more information on the webinar series please go to

Name Sales End Price
ASCE Member Ended Free
Non-member Ended $10

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