EBC / ACEC-RI / RISEP Rhode Island Program: Coastal Resiliency – The Tide is Coming In


Date: February 12, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

Integral to the state’s history, culture and identity, and essential to economic health, Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline face the existential threat of climate change through both short-term extreme weather events and long-term sea level rise. This EBC Rhode Island program provides updates on the planning, design, and implementation of short and long-term solutions to these challenges. We will explore approaches for developed and natural coastlines; provide policy progress updates regarding Resilient Rhody; discuss potential funding sources, and provide case studies of several projects.

A robust panel discussion, with ample opportunity for questions from the audience, will follow the presentations.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Program – Coastal Resiliency – The Tide is Coming In


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Patrick Dowling, Associate, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Chris Stockwell, Chief of Project Development, SumCo Eco-Contracting


  • Thomas Ardito, Director of SNEP Watershed Grants, Restore America’s Estuaries
  • Dean Audet, Business Line Leader, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Caitlin Chaffee, Coastal Policy Analyst, Rhode Island Coastal Resource Management Council
  • Barnaby Evans, Executive Artistic Director, Waterfire Providence
  • Shaun O’Rourke, RI Chief Resiliency Officer and Director of Stormwater and Resiliency, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
  • Chad Sumner, Principal, Sumco EcoContracting

Attendee List

Daniela Abbott Pare Corporation Senior Project Engineer
Kevin Aguiar BETA Group, Inc. Vice President
Ben Boynton BETA Group, Inc.
Karen Bradbury U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Projects Director
Patrick Dowling Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Associate | Department Manager
Kazem Farhoumand Green International Affiliates Inc.
Roberta Groch RI Division of Statewide Planning Assistant Chief
Nicole Iannuzzi BETA Group, Inc.
Allen Kratz Resilience Works, LLC Principal
Laura Krause BETA Group, Inc.
Carissa Mills VHB Hazard Mitigation Planner
Alice Monk Green International Affiliates Inc. Engineer IV
Kevin Nagle Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. Senior Civil Engineer
Brett Neilan Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. Civil and Environmental Engineer
Andrew Pichette BETA Group, Inc.
Toni Marie Pignatelli Michael Baker International Senior Planner
Margherita Pryor U.S. EPA Environmental Protection Specialist
Sharon Rooney Tighe & Bond Principal Planner
Tito Sanchez BETA Group, Inc. Project Manager
Chris Stockwell SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC Chief of Project Development
Craig Swanson Swanson Environmental Associates Principal Associate
Jed Thorp Save The Bay Advocacy Coordinator
Andrew Timmis J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. Dir. of Business Development
Stephen Venuti Environmental Consultant
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Craig Wood ESS Group, Inc Principle Scientist

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The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Program – Coastal Resiliency – The Tide is Coming In completed on February 12, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Rhode Island Program – Coastal Resiliency – The Tide is Coming In

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