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EBC Climate Change Webinar Series: Part 1 – Integrating Municipal Coastal Resiliency Plans into a Boston Harbor Regional Layered Defense System

March 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC Climate Change webinar will focus on the existential threat of coastal flooding to the fifteen cities and towns that flood throughout Boston Harbor and the effectiveness of a regional coastal resiliency layered defense system.

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Municipal officials and their coastal resilience consulting engineers will discuss their local Boston Harbor coastal resilience infrastructure plans and how these plans would be impacted through coordination with the development of a regional sea gate system that would protect the entire Boston Harbor coastline from storm surge devastation.

A robust discussion with the audience will conclude this webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Agenda Details

Program Chair:

  • William B. Golden, Project Coordinator, Boston Harbor Storm Surge Working Group

Speaker Agenda:

Welcoming Remarks


Karyn Polito
Lieutenant Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Case for An In-Depth Cost Benefit Analysis of the Option of a Boston Harbor Regional “Layered Defense” Coastal Resiliency System

  • William B. Golden, Project Coordinator, Boston Harbor Storm Surge Working Group

City of Quincy – Local Coastal Resiliency Plan

  • Mayor Thomas P. Koch, City of Quincy
  • David C. Murphy, Executive Director, Department of Natural Resources, City of Quincy
  • David A. Murphy, PE, Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Plans for Coastal Infrastructure

City of Boston

  • John Sullivan, Chief Engineer, Boston Water and Sewer Commission

City of Chelsea

  • Alex Train, Director, Housing and Community Development, City of Chelsea

Town of Winthrop

  • Steve R. Calla, Director, Department of Public Works, Town of Winthrop
  • Paul Flanagan, Fire Chief, Town of Winthrop

Town of Weymouth

  • Chip Fontaine, Town Engineer, Town of Weymouth
  • Christine Howe, Program Manager for Grans and Procurement, Department of Asset Management, Town of Weymouth

Moderated Panel Discussion

Final Agenda – Webinar Series – Part 1 – Boston Harbor Regional Defense System

Registration Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through March 12 After March 12
EBC Member: $70 $90
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Please note that refunds are not available after March 16, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16.


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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed.