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EBC Climate Change Webinar: The Option of a Boston Harbor Regional “Layered Defense” Coastal Resilience System

December 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
375 Harvard Street

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. The webinar will include a discussion of the need for a comprehensive regional solution that integrates local land-based infrastructure designed to protect low lying areas from sea level rise. The review of a regional solution will include the concept of a regional harbor-wide sea gate system designed to address the devastation caused by storm surge.

This EBC Climate Change webinar will include presentations on existing Boston Harbor programs, specific design options and locations for a regional sea gate system, and examples of how such systems have been designed to reliably protect other US and European cities and ports.

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.

Program Chair:

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

Speaker Agenda:

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

How United States and International Coastal Cities Seek the Protection of a Regional “layered defense” Sea Gate System

New York

  • Robert Yaro, Professor of Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Design Former President, The Regional Plan Association

Galveston Houston

  • William Merrell, PHD, President Emeritus, Regents Professor, Department of Marine & Coastal Environmental Science; George P. Mitchell Chair, Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus

Elimination of Mandatory FEMA and Other Federal Flood Insurance Premiums

  • Joe Rossi, President, Massachusetts Coastal Coalition

Additional speaker information to be announced shortly.

Webinar Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through December 8 After December 8
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 December 10, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10.


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 currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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