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EBC New Hampshire Chapter Program: Adaptation Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change

When:
October 22, 2013 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC program, in Partnership with the Coastal Adaptation Workgroup and the NH Coastal Training Program, will present recent updates in the science of climate change and adaption planning in New Hampshire. This program will present some of the latest science and data regarding the impacts of climate change on the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Several speakers will present the results of work that is currently underway to prepare for the impacts of climate change, from sea level rise to increased storm intensity. Following the presentations, a panel discussion will be held to discuss the engineering and planning opportunities that are available to reduce the impact of climate change.
The Great Bay Reserve is part of the Great Bay Estuary, a complex embayment and New Hampshire’s largest estuarine system. Fed by the tidal waters of the Piscataqua River that forms the boundary between Maine and New Hampshire, the estuary offers a variety of diverse habitats including eelgrass beds, mudflats, salt marsh, rocky intertidal, and upland forest and fields.
Program Chair:
  Peter M. King, P.E., LSP, LEP
  Associate, Geosyntec Consultants
Speakers Include:

  • Robert Varney, Senior Vice President, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
  • Cameron Wake, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Climatology and Glaciology, University of New Hampshire
  • Steve J. Miller, Coastal training Program Coordinator, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Peter Britz, Environmental Planner and Sustainability Coordinator, City of Portsmouth, NH
  • Robert Roseen, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Associate, Geosyntec Consultants

Final Agenda