EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: Resilient Mystic Collaborative


Date: May 8, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

EBC is excited to present this series of webinars featuring projects and organizations leading the way in climate change adaptation and mitigation in New England. Featuring the nominated projects for the EBE Annual EBEE Awards, this series will present the forward-thinking and innovative projects being planned and implemented throughout New England.

This first luncheon webinar will feature the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC), a voluntary partnership among neighboring communities in Greater Boston’s Mystic River Watershed working to protect their people and places from climate-intensified risks. Founded in September 2018 by 10 municipalities, the RMC came out of a sense of urgency and commitment among senior municipal staff to work across political boundaries to address challenges that were beyond their control. It has since grown to 18 municipalities and has raised over $1.7 million in funding to pursue regional climate resilience projects.

Join us for this EBC webinar to hear from RMC members on how the collaborative formed, who is involved, and it has been able to achieve since its launch.

Final Agenda – Climate Change Webinar Series – Resilient Mystic Collaborative



  • Julie Wormser, Deputy Director, Mystic River Watershed Association

Speaker Agenda:

How and Why Resilience Mystic Collaborative was Created

  • Julie Wormser, Deputy Director, Mystic River Watershed Association

Increasing Flood Resilience of the Amelia Earhart Dam

  • Kathy Watkins, City Engineer, City of Cambridge

Managing Regional Stormwater Flooding in the Upper Mystic

  • Emily Sullivan, Environmental Planner, Town of Arlington

Storm Proofing Critical Regional Infrastructure in the Lower Mystic

  • Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director of Sustainability and Environment, City of Somerville

Attendee List

Cassandra Albrecht Weston & Sampson Engineer I
Shannon Ames Low Impact Hydropower Institute Executive Director
Emily Anderson Bohler Senior Design Engineer
Christopher Balerna Kleinfelder Sr. Project Manager
Nathalie Beauvais Kleinfelder Principal, Climate Change Practice
Patricio Belloy UMass Boston Doctoral Candidate
Eric Bender Bender editor
Kate Bentsen MA Division of Ecological Restoration Streamflow Restoration Specialist
John Bolduc City of Cambridge Environmental Planner
Dan Bourque Bohler Project Manager
Lisa Brothers Nitsch Engineering Chairman and CEO
Thomas Chase New Ecology, Inc. Senior Project Manager
David Ciochetto SoRIaPP CRMC Principal Ocean Engineer
Gerard Cogliano University of Massachusetts Boston Graduate Researcher
Elizabeth Cooper Consensus Building Institute Associate
Mark Costa VHB Water Resources
Zoe Davis City of Boston Climate Ready Boston Coordinator
Lauren de la Parra Linnean Solutions Sustainability Planner
Julie Eaton Ernst Weston & Sampson Lead Resiliency Engineer
Larry Feldman GZA Senior Principal
Ona Ferguson The Consensus Building Institute Senior Mediator
Betsy Frederick Kleinfelder Principal
Michael Galvin Commonwealth of Massachusetts Project Manager
Melanie Garate Mystic River Watershed Association Climate Resiliency Project Manager
Indrani Ghosh Weston & Sampson Technical Leader
Doug Gove AECOM Associate VP
Jill Horwood Barr Foundation Director Boston Waterfront Initiative
Carri Hulet Consensus Building Institute Senior Mediator
Kyle Johnson Kleinfelder Climate Resiliency Staff Professional
Robert Kearns Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary Americorps Service Member
Cristina Kennedy MA Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Habitat and Water Quality Specialist
Michael Kuser RTO Insider Reporter
Barbara Landau Noble, Wickersham & Heart, LLP Partner
Jo Lee Providence Resilience Partnership comms
Maria Luise City of Malden Ass’t to the Mayor
Jeanne Lukenda Weston & Sampson, Boston Design Studio Landscape Architect
Jeffrey Malloy BSC Group, Inc. Environmental Scientist
Pallavi Mande Charles River Watershed Association Director of Watershed Resilience
Margot Mansfield MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Coastal Hazards & Climate Specialist
Susan Marx MWRA Program Manager, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs
Nina Mascarenhas Mystic River Watershed Association Intern
Heather Miller Charles River Watershed Association General Counsel and Policy Director
Lauren Miller CDM Smith Principal
David Moyer National Grid Distributed Generation – Account Manager
Laurie Nehring People of Ayer Concerned About the Environment President
Emily Norton Charles River Watershed Association Executive Director
Brendan O’Brien Boston Water and Sewer Commission Project Director of Asset Management
Catherine Pedemonti Mystic River Watershed Association Project Manager
Kimberly Provo Mystic River Watershed Association Office Manager
John Raschko Mass. Office of Technical Assistance Sr. Engineer
Greg Sampson Brown Rudnick LLP Partner
Nathan Sarapas TRC Staff Engineer
Charlotte Shade Fort Point Associates Environmental Planner
Ruth Silman Nixon Peabody, LLP Partner
Tiffany Skogstrom MA Office of Technical Assistance
Madeline Snow University of Massachusetts Lowell Project Manager
Frank Stone New Ecology, Inc. Project Manager
David Sulewski University of Massachusetts Boston PhD Student
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Aaron Weieneth AECOM Manager of Climate Change and Resilience
Edgar Westerhof Arcadis U.S., Inc. National Director Flood Risk & Resilience
Catherine Woodbury City of Cambridge DPW Senior Project Manager
Kenneth Yu Kleinfelder, Inc. Stormwater Staff Professional

The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series – Resilient Mystic Collaborative completed on May 8, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Webinar Series – Resilient Mystic Collaborative

Click Here for Julie Wormser’s Presentation “Resilient Mystic Collaborative”

Environmental Business Council of New England

375 Harvard Street, Suite 2
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

+ Google Map

Upcoming Programs & Events

© 2023 Environmental Business Council of New England. All rights reserved. Website Design by Compete Now.

Follow Us: