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EBC Climate Change and Dam Management Program: Impact of Increased Precipitation on Infrastructure in New England

Climate change is more than higher temperatures and rising sea levels. It is a wholesale alteration of the hydrologic cycle through which water circulates within the environment in New England and beyond. The modern practices of hydrology, hydraulic engineering, and water resources management are based in large part on historical data collected over many decades. Climate change may result in past trends being no longer indicative of future impacts.
Practitioners and professionals in many fields will be impacted, including:

  • Water resource infrastructure operation and design
  • Flood impact mitigation
  • Dam management
  • Coastal structures, including sea walls
  • Site remediation

This EBC program will provide policy leaders, scientists, and engineers with a better understanding of a variety of techniques they need to utilize and adjust their designs and operational strategies in order to accommodate the new reality of changing trends in rainfall, snowfall, runoff, and storm intensity.
Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hour). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

Chad Cox
Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.


  • Edward Capone, NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center
  • Peter Baril, P.E., GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Kathryn D. Mickett Kennedy, The Nature Conservancy- CT River Program
  • Eric Nelson, LSP, PG, Bioengineering Group, Inc.
  • David R. Vallee, NOAA/NWS/Northeast River Forecast Center

Final Agenda