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Announcements:

> Call for Abstracts Announced
> Sponsorship Prospectus Published
> Registration Now Open
> CDP, Urban Green and Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Join Rising Seas Summit as Partners
> Rising Seas Summit Joins Climate Week New York
> Room reservation block now open
> 2014 Date & Venue:
Sept. 24-26, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City
> 2013 Rising Seas Summit presentation materials posted
 
 

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The inaugural Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change.

Rising Seas Summit Program Topics

  • A primer on sea level rise, including drivers, projections and implications;
  • Analyses of recent reports published by Federal and national institutions;
  • Modeling and planning for sea level rise;
  • Assessing risks to transportation, energy and water infrastructure and developing resilience plans;
  • Case studies from local/regional community, corporate and Federal government entities efforts to address sea level rise;
  • Quantifying the short-term and long-term economic implications, and making sound investments; and
  • Managing risks related to more frequent and significant extreme events.

Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts will be announced in April 2014.  Please stay tuned for more information.