Sea Level Rise Symposium: “How High Is The Water Ma?”
Friday, March 22nd | 10:00am | Auditorium
Admission: General Admission $85 | Sponsor $150
Admission includes boxed lunch
This one-day symposium will expand our understanding of the theoretical and practical issues of sea level rise and its affect on local coastal communities.
View From Space: The Gulf Of Mexico – How do we affect it and how does it affect us?
Laura Geselbracht Senior Marine Scientist at the Nature Conservancy
The Gulf of Mexico is recognized worldwide as a vast and productive body of water with tremendous value in ecological, economic, and social terms. The Gulf’s vastness and diversity often mask the fundamental relationships between the living and the non-living workings of the ecological system. Laura Geselbracht will share why it is important to protect the Gulf.
Florida: A 20-30 year Time Horizon
Erin Deady Esq; Jason Evans Stetson University
The front-line of sea-level rise action starts with the local government. Local impacts, including street flooding, habitat and species changes, accountability and liability confluence are only a few matters that lend to the importance of understanding what is being done, or not done, by all levels of government. Through a timeline of 20-30 years, speakers Erin Deady and Jason Evans will elaborate on laws, regulations, and local strategies.
Ground Level: The Challenges to Charlotte Harbor
Moderator: Damon Grant Director of Captiva Erosion Protection District;
James Evans Sanibel Environmental Planner; Hans Wilson Coastal Engineer
What are the challenges to our local area? What are local scientists and officials doing to anticipate and prevent further sea-level rise implications? Hans Wilson believes that sea-level rise can be managed and he will explain how management plans can be implemented. James Evans will elaborate on the direct impact of sea-level rise, including flooding, insurance rates, and property values.