Tue, May 07 2019

2019 Waterfront Conference - Rising Seas, Rising Risks: Adapting Our Region,

New York, New York, United States New York, New York, United States

  • About the event

    This year's conference will explore how we can resolutely prepare our communities for sea level rise and increased coastal storms. The waterways that surround us are a powerful reminder that we share not only the benefits they provide--recreation and well being, education, and well-paying jobs--but also the risks they pose. As waterfronts change, evolve, and grow in our region, we must explore strategies, policies, and financing options for building more equitable and resilient communities.


    Selected Session Topics:

    - Measuring progress on the resilience of the harbor

    - Looking ahead at the next NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

    - Best design practices for access and resilience across our region

    - Financing climate resilience and advancing the green finance movement

    - Communicating climate change risk through art

    - Land use, zoning, and civic engagement in our waterfront communities

    - New and innovative companies in the technology, maritime, and ecology sectors

    - Special keynote addresses from elected officials from across the region

    Why should you sponsor?

    Now in its twelfth year, the Waterfront conference is our region's premier forum for our shared waterfront, annually drawing more than 600 participants, including policymakers, scientists, engineers, architects, real estate and financial services professionals, journalists, academics, and environmental advocates.

    Alexis Canney

    The Waterfront Alliance began as a project of The Municipal Art Society of New York. It became an independent organization in 2007 when a group of leading activists, businesses, foundations, and civic organizations came together with the goal of making the New York and New Jersey harbor a shared, resilient, and accessible resource for all. Since then, the Waterfront Alliance has grown into a coalition of more than 1,000 organizations working together to bring about real change to our region’s waterways and 700 miles of shoreline.

    Our mission is to inspire and effect resilient, revitalized, and accessible coastlines for all communities.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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