October 24 Conference: Protecting Boston Harbor from Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise

The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (NICHI) is presenting a conference on Thursday, October 24 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The discussion will focus on the organization’s idea to employ a series of seagates to protect Boston Harbor from flooding due to sea level rise and storm surge. The investment could act to eliminate mandatory FEMA flood insurance premiums for the entire region.

While the issue is relevant to all Boston-area communities, it may be of particular interest to the following MWRA Advisory Board communities: Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hingham, Malden, Medford, Milton, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, Weymouth, and Winthrop.

The impressive roster of speakers and panelists, along with registration information, can be found here.