The combination of rising sea levels and heavily concentrated development along our coastlines poses challenges that will only intensify in the future.
All our shoreline land masses, of course, have been formed by the collision of land and sea, but they now face unprecedented challenges. Hard decisions will need to be made about what areas to protect, and also regarding the hard truth that some coastal properties will need to be surrendered to the seas.
During this session, attendees will be given an overview of past practices, but will also be provided with a review of the latest thinking and technological developments as the world faces this immense challenge.
Speaker: Peter Hanrahan
Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 43 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.
His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.
He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Canada.