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Register Today: UAS LiDAR Case Study for Beach Erosion Management Webinar – April 30, 2019

Posted April 22, 2019 by

On Tuesday, April 30th at 2pm EST, ARE Corp, in collaboration with Woods Hole Group, will be hosting a webinar case study on LiDAR and photogrammetry applications focusing of beach shoreline monitoring on the Siasconset Bluff in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Presenters are Taylor Engel, ARE’s Lead GIS Analyst / UAS Pilot, and Mitch Buck P.E., Woods Hole Group’s Coastal Engineer.

Click here for more information and registration.

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Register Today: Boston Chapter WEN’s Breakfast Panel – May 8, 2019

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Boston Chapter of Women’s Energy Network (WEN) is hosting a breakfast panel in Boston on May 8, 2019 led by C-Suite panelists, discussing new business opportunities, service disruption and technology challenges, and artificial intelligence developments that are transforming the future of the utility industry. Panelists will also address the role of diversity in the anticipated utility of the future.

Panelists include:

Francesco Venturini – CEO, Enel X

Terry Sobolewski – SVP / Chief Customer Officer, National Grid

Bill DiCroce – CEO, Veolia North America

Ramya Swaminathan – CEO, Malta, Inc.

Details for the event:

Location: UMass Club 1 Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Date: 5/8/2019

Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

Pricing:

WEN Member Price: $15
Public (Non-Member) Price: $50

Walk-In (Register at the Door) Pricing:
WEN Member Price: $30
Public (Non-Member) Price: $60

Schedule/Agenda: 

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. The Utility of the Future panel

Here is a link to the event on the WEN Boston’s website.

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RPF Environmental, Inc. Receives DCAMM Certification

Posted April 12, 2019 by

Amesbury, MA, April 12, 2019: RPF Environmental, Inc., an environmental health and safety (EH&S) consulting and testing firm, recently received certification through the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) for work with Massachusetts public agencies. Services include environmental health and safety (EH&S) testing and consulting for construction, reconstruction, demolition, maintenance, or repair projects.

DCAMM is responsible for capital planning, public building construction, facilities management, and real estate services throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The agency oversees the Commonwealth’s capital assets, totaling over 65 million square feet, and it manages over $2 billion in projects. DCAMM works with state agencies on the full cycle of their strategic facility needs.

Examples of projects to be completed by RPF Environmental, Inc. include, hazardous materials surveys prior to renovation or demolition activity, indoor air quality assessments, mold contamination assistance, EH&S training, and occupational related exposure testing and laboratory analysis. For public schools, RPF Environmental will provide EPA Asbestos AHERA compliance services, re-inspections, management plans, and related testing.

With an office in Amesbury, MA, RPF Environmental, Inc. provides services throughout New England, including indoor air quality assessments, asbestos and other hazardous material testing, mold assessments, construction safety, OSHA and EPA regulatory compliance services, industrial hygiene investigations, and site inspections for lead-based paint, silica, and other environmental hazards. In addition, the RPF Environmental, Inc. professional development group provides corporate health and safety training programs for clients throughout New England.

Visit RPF Environmental’s web site at www.airpf.com or call 1-888 SAFE AIR for more information.

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UMass Boston Climate Survey – Closes April 23, 2019

Posted April 12, 2019 by

Climate Change Survey

The Greater Boston Research Advisory Group (GBRAG) is updating its 2016 Boston Research Advisory Group (BRAG) report, which presented the first scientific consensus on climate changes specifically related to the City of Boston to investigate climate changes and threats to the entire MAPC region. This project is being conducted by the School the Environment and the Urban Harbors Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the MAPC over the period of October 2018 through December 2021.

Please participate in the following survey! If you live or work in the Greater Boston Area and, in a professional or volunteer capacity, help make decisions for organizations that could be influenced by climate change (e.g., a city planner, facilities manager, health care professional), please participate!

Please find the survey below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVCJLHV

The survey will end April 23. For more information please contact Anna Valdez, Anna.Valdez001@umb.edu.

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Register Today: Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association 2019 Conference – April 30, 2019

Posted April 11, 2019 by

Date & Time: April 30, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Fidelity Investments, Smithfield, RI

The Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association (RIFMA) is thrilled to announce that in addition to a stellar line-up of local practitioners, the 2019 conference- “What Works? Implementing Lessons Learned”will feature the following guest speakers:

  • Lucy Stoll & David Imburgia, City of Hampton, VA, will share the City’s process and efforts in bolstering their community’s inherent strengths to alleviate chronic stresses and enable recovery from extreme events and shocks. “Resilient Hampton” is making the community even stronger than before by improving economic viability, environmental health, and residents’ quality of life.
  • Jeff Diehl, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, will discuss some of the funding strategies and mechanisms available for the critical flood mitigation work we do.
  • Molly Kaput & Bob Desaulniers, FEMA, will provide national updates, including important new information on substantial damage.
  • Melinda Hopkins & Joe Dwyer, RIEMA, will share the latest happenings and priority issues at the state level.

Early bird registration has been extended to April 16!

(cost increases $10-$20 after 4/16)

General Registration

Consider being a conference sponsor!

Sponsor/vendor Registration

This popular event brings together nearly 200 floodplain management and hazard mitigation professionals, state and municipal staff and officials, consultants, non-profit leaders and others to share experiences and lessons learned from managing flood risk, making communities more sustainable, and protecting floodplains and fragile natural resources.

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