EBC Climate Change Program: Early Actions to Mitigate Regional Coastal Flooding Risks


Date: May 17, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

This EBC Climate Change program will focus on measures being planned, designed, and implemented to mitigate regional coastal flooding risks in Metro Boston. Climate vulnerability assessments predict that, by the mid-to-late century, large inland areas in the region will be at risk of flooding from sea level rise and storm surge. Flood risks in these areas could be significantly mitigated by implementing targeted interventions at low-lying flood entry points along the waterfront, cutting off regional flood pathways at their sources. Join us for presentations by project proponents who are taking just this approach, and a conversation with communities with a stake in the outcomes.

Attendees will learn about the regional risks from coastal flood pathways, existing conditions and proposed solutions at specific waterfront entry points, and different models for private, local, state, and federal involvement. The program will end with a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

General 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 – EBC Climate Change Program – Early Actions to Mitigate Regional Coastal Flooding Risks


Program Chair & Moderator:

  • Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Change Planner, Kleinfelder

Speaker Agenda:

Stabilizing the MBTA’s Mystic River Shoreline: Adding Flood Resiliency While Planning for the Future

  • Giuliana Zelada, Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Island End River Flood Mitigation Project

  • Alexander Train, Assistant Director, Department of Planning and Development, City of Chelsea

Moakley Park: A Catalyst Project for the Resilient Boston Harbor Plan

  • Allison Perlman, Project Manager, Parks and Recreation Department, City of Boston

Retrofitting the Amelia Earhart and Charles River Dams

  • Commissioner Leo P. Roy, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation


  • Alicia Hunt, Director, City of Medford, Energy and Environment Office
  • John Bolduc, Environmental Planner, City of Cambridge, Community Development Department

Attendee List

Nathalie Beauvais Kleinfelder Principal
David Bedoya Dewberry Market Segment Lead and Department Head – Water/Wastewater
Sam Bell GZA Senior Resiliency Planner
Dan Bourque Bohler Engineering Assistant Project Manager
Veronica Colman Metropolitan Area Planning Council SPURS Research Fellow
Julie Conroy Kleinfelder Project Manager, Climate Change Team
Stephen Eisenlord AECOM Project Engineer
Alicia Flammia BRS, Inc. Project Manager
Bob Hamilton Woods Hole Group President
Seth Jaffe Foley Hoag LLP Partner
Anthony Julian Haley & Aldrich Senior Engineer
Craig Kelley Cambridge, MA City Councilor
Amanda Kohn Weston and Sampson Sustainability Planner
Jeffrey Malloy BSC Group, Inc. Environmental Scientist
Margot Mansfield MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Climate Change & Coastal Hazards Analyst
Katie Moniz BSC Group, Inc. Civil Engineer
Dalia Munenzon One Architecture + Urbanism Associate
Emily Norton Charles River Watershed Association Executive Director
Martin Pillsbury Metropolitan Area Planning Council Environmental Planning Director
Kathryn Pratka Dewberry Staff Engineer
Karen Rave
Dom Rinaldi BSC Group, Inc. Civil Engineer
Eric Roberts The Nature Conservancy Coastal Resilience Specialist
Justin Roy Arup Senior Engineer
Kirsten Ryan Kleinfelder Project Manager III
Robin Seidel Kleinfelder Architect
John Sullivan Boston Water & Sewer Commission Chief Engineer
David Theodore Climate Resilient Internet Co-Founder & CTO
Mark Wixted Bohler Engineering Project Manager
Julie Wormser Mystic River Watershed Association Principal

The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Program: Early Actions to Mitigate Regional Coastal Flooding Risks completed on May 17, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Climate Change Program – Early Actions to Mitigate Regional Coastal Flooding Risks

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