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

Details

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Town of Warren Council Chambers – 2nd Floor

514 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885

A map and link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

(Please note there will be no virtual component to this event.)

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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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

PowerPoint Presentations: the available PowerPoint presentations will made available to the public within five business days of the conclusion of the program.

Recording: At this time, EBC does not plan to record the program, or provide a virtual component. Attendees are not permitted to record the program.

Please note: EBC does not guarantee that the program speaker’s PowerPoint presentation shown will be made available. Please contact EBC for specific information on speaker presentations.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit the required health information while registering.

COVID Policy & Notes

  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • All attendees must submit the required health form provided by EBC prior to the program.
  • While encouraged, masking will not be required.
  • A negative test alone will not be accepted unless it accompanies a valid proof of exemption from the vaccine from a medical professional or religious leader.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this program if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days of the event, or been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days of the event.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

Registration Details

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>Through May 24After May 24
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 Tuesday, May 24, 2022. No-shows will be charged. Online registration for this webinar will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Walk-in registration is available, but will require vaccination verification and a submitted health form upon arrival.

COVID-19 Policy

Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit the required health form provided by EBC prior to the program. Walk-in registration is available, but will require vaccination verification and a submitted health form upon arrival.

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.

Elected Officials: Please contact EBC

Students: Please contact EBC

Sponsorship Information

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Town of Warren Council Chambers – 2nd Floor

514 Main St.
Warren, RI 02885

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