CANCELLED: EBC Rhode Island Program: Coastal Resilience – Nontraditional Solutions to a Nontraditional Problem


Date: May 26, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

This program has been cancelled. Please contact EBC with any questions.

This EBC Rhode Island Program will provide insight on nontraditional means to enhance coastal resilience and address sea level rise.  The first portion of the program will provide a case study on the Warren, RI plan to retreat from flood-prone areas via relocation of neighborhoods and some commercial activities. Efforts to protect the municipal wastewater treatment facility will also be presented.  The program will then provide insight into the state of the practice of addressing coastal resilience via natural and nature-based solutions.  Finally, a presentation focused on coastal resilience funding opportunities and strategies will be provided.

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

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.

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This program has been cancelled. Please contact EBC with any questions.

Program Agenda:
  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. – Program Begins
  • 11:30 a.m. – Program Adjourns
Program Chairs:
  • Ronald Mack, Senior Engineer, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Craig Swanson, Principal Associate, Swanson Environmental Associates
Speaker Agenda:

Introduction to Warren Coastal Resilience Activities

  • Robert Rulli, Director of Planning and Community Development, Warren, RI

Coastal Retreat (“Market to Metacom”)

  • Arnold Robinson, AICP, NCI, WEDG, Associate | Regional Planning Director, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Robert Rulli, Warren, RI

Infrastructure Resilience: Warren Wastewater Treatment Facility

  • Jonathan Himlan, PE, Senior Project Manager, Woodard & Curran

Engineering with Nature: State of the Practice

  • Sam Whitin, Coastal Resilience Director, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology

Coastal Resilience Funding Opportunities

  • Joanne Throwe, President, Throwe Environmental

Moderated Discussion

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