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Climate Adaptation Forum: Climate Adaptation Action by Three Cutting Edge Programs
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This Climate Adaptation Forum is organized by the Environmental Business Council of New England and the University of Massachusetts Boston – Sustainable Solutions Lab. -- A quarterly series of half-day Climate Adaptation Forums that will provide cutting-edge thought leadership on adaptation to climate change for environmental and energy professionals, policy makers, municipal officials, NGOs, and practitioners.

When: Friday, November 17, 2017
Where: UMass Club
One Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 
United States

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Welcome: Daniel K. Moon, President & Executive Director, EBCNE

Program Introduction and Overview: David W. Cash, Dean, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts – Boston

A Discussion with The Honorable Sally Jewell, Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Moderated by David Cash, and with audience Q&A

Cutting Edge Regional and City Adaptation Programs

Southeast Florida’s Fight Against Rising Seas
Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D., Director and Chief Resilience Officer, Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department , Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division for Broward County, Florida

“A Stronger, More Resilient New York”
Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director, Infrastructure Policy, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, New York City

Subsidence and Sea Level Rise Affecting Newport News and Tidewater Virginia
Paul Olsen, P.E., Director of Programs and Partnerships, Old Dominion University, Past Commander, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Former Army Corps District Commander Brings Connections, Sea Level Rise Expertise to Old Dominion University

Panel Discussion: Cutting-Edge Regional and City Adaptation Programs


  Austin Blackmon
  Chief, Environment, Energy and Open Space
City of Boston


Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D.
Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division
Broward County, Florida

Susanne DesRoches
Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
New York City

Paul Olsen, P.E.
Old Dominion University

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