Hudson River on the Rise: Waterfront Planning for Communities and Nature

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE: Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park WHO: Riverfront stakeholders including municipal officials, community leaders, landowners, planners, resource managers, regulators, developers, private sector professionals WHY:The Hudson River is expected to rise as much as 6 feet by 2100 due to sea-level rise.

This day-long conference will convene Hudson Estuary riverfront stakeholders to advance resiliency planning for their unique natural and community resources in an age of sea-level rise due to climate change. Speakers with expertise in science, planning and design, resource management, and decision-making process will discuss the natural history of the river; emerging issues and opportunities that will shape future waterfront planning; decision-making roles and shoreline jurisdictions; and innovative case studies from Hudson River communities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn alx>ut exciting efforts along the Hudson and available resources, envision future projects in their own communities, and network with each other and explore partnerships to pursue their own waterfront resiliency goals.

Sponsored by the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, NYSDOS Coastal Program, Scenic Hudson, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, and Cornell University.

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