EBC New Hampshire Climate Change Update: Disruption Meets Resiliency


Date: November 14, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Climate Change’s impacts on New Hampshire are being observed now every day. This EBC New Hampshire Climate program will highlight some of the latest scientific understandings of the climate impacts on New Hampshire and the risks of extreme weather events, share some planning tools that can be used by businesses, organizations and municipalities to assess their climate vulnerabilities and reduce their risks, and explore how attribution science may play into changes in the standards of care for environmental professionals. By highlighting recent efforts by governments, businesses and communities in New Hampshire and beyond to build resiliency to extreme weather events, this program will explore new ways of thinking about the economic risks and opportunities facing society in a world of climate disruption.

Final Agenda – New Hampshire Climate Change


Program Chairs:

  • Thomas S. Burack, Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA
  • Robert Varney, President, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Climate Change in New Hampshire: From Science to Solutions

  • Cameron Wake, PhD, Professor in Climate and Sustainability, University of New Hampshire

The Latest Science on Sea Level Rise and How to Address Associated Risks

  • Kirsten Howard, Coastal Resilience Specialist, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Hampshire Silver Jackets: Flood Hazards Tools and Guidance to Support Communities

  • Shane Csiki, Ph.D., CFM, Flood Hazards Program Administrator, New Hampshire Geological Survey, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Resiliency Strategies for Small Businesses

  • Noah Slovin, Environmental Scientist, Milone and MacBroom

Climate Change Impacts and Outlooks: A Perspective from a Hurricane Maria Responder

  • Thomas O’Donovan, P.E., Director, Water Division, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Keeping up with the Joneses: How are Neighboring States Responding to Climate Change?

  • Michael Fitzgerald, Assistant Director, Air Resources Division, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Attribution Science and its Potential Implications for Environmental Professionals

  • Thomas S. Burack, Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA

Attendee List

Micahel Amaral, NH Audubon Society, VC Board of Trustees
Robert Backus, State of New Hampshire, Representative
Ronald Breton, GZA, Senior Principal
Richard Canavan, Tighe & Bond Principal Environmental Scientist
Bob Cheney, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA, Attorney
Chip Crocetti, Sanborn Head & Associates, Senior Vice President
Mark Dell’Orfano, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA, Attorney
Jennifer Ducey, Stantec, Principal
McKenna Dunn, Kleinfelder, Water Resource Engineer
George Holt
Robert Klimm, Milone and MacBroom, Business Development Director
Jose Lovell, Kleinfelder, Project Engineer
Christopher Perkins, Weston & Sampson, Vice President
Daniel Rukakoski, Tighe & Bond, Vice President
Boyd Smith
Rickerich Steven, Ransom Consulting, Inc., V.P.
Harry Stewart, Normandeau Associates, Senior Associate
Paul Sutton, TRC, Vice President Business Development
Curt Thalken, Normandeau Associates Inc., Chief Operating Officer
Sheila Warren, USACE NAE, Project Planner
Rob Werner, League of Conservation Voters New Hampshire, State Director
James Woidt, Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, D.P.C, Senior Project Engineer

The available presentations from the EBC New Hampshire Program Climate Change in New Hampshire: Disruption Meets Resiliency completed on November 13, 2019, can be viewed below.

Final Presentations – New Hampshire Program Climate Change in New Hampshire: Disruption Meets Resiliency

Links to Reports:

New Hampshire Silver Jackets web page link: http://silverjackets.nfrmp.us/State-Teams/New-Hampshire.cfm
New Hampshire Silver Jackets River Ice Workshop PowerPoint: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/gsu/fegh/documents/201711-ice-jam-presentation.pdf
New Hampshire Flood Hazards Handbook: http://silverjackets.nfrmp.us/doc/newhampshire/NH_Flood_Hazards_Handbook.pdf

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