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EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar: Protecting Coastal Structures – Part Two: Putting Law and Science into Practice

February 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
375 Harvard Street

The pressure to protect coastal properties from storm damage and erosion due to sea level rise and more intense and more frequent coastal storms is increasing. Property owners, from residential homeowners and municipalities to commercial developments and water-dependent industries, want to know what options are available to them and the efficacy of those options.

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This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources webinar is the second of a two-part series addressing coastal protection and resiliency. During the first webinar, held on January 27, attendees heard from a panel of New England state regulators discussing strategies for protecting coastal resources and structures that are compliant with their coastal regulatory programs. This second webinar will feature municipalities and practitioners discussing successes, lessons learned, and how they are approaching coastal protection and resiliency. The panel will explore the appropriateness of options ranging from traditional coastal protection, including seawalls and revetments, to “soft” protective measures and living shorelines.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Click here for more information on Part One of this series.

Agenda Details

Program Chairs:

  • John Casey, Partner, Robinson+Cole
  • Stacy Minihane, Senior Associate, Beals + Thomas

Speaker Agenda:

Engineering Practice for a Dynamic Coast: Overview of Resources Available to Today’s Design Engineers

  • Devin Santa, PE, SECB, President, Race Coastal Engineering

Duxbury’s Coastal Adaption: Infrastructure, Environmental and Community Challenges

  • Valerie Massard, AICP, CFM, Planning Director, Town of Duxbury, MA

York Beach’s Seawall Improvements: Design, Permitting, Funding, Construction & Public Expectation Challenges

  • Dean Lessard, Director of Public Works, Town of York, ME
  • Nathan L. Dill, P.E., Project Manager/Coastal Engineer, Ransom Consulting, LLC

Balancing Ecology, Resilience and Access: the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines as a Framework for Coastal Projects

  • Diane Mas, PH.D, REHS/RS, Vice President, Chief Resilience Officer, Water and Natural Resources, Fuss & O’Neill

Final Agenda – Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar – Protecting Coastal Structures – Part Two

Registration Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through February 22 After February  22
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 February 24, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24.


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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.