Sea level is rising around the globe. At the same time, coastal development continues to grow. As a result, coastal regions find themselves on a collision course with nature. Tough decisions need to be made regarding choosing to protect or abandon vulnerable coastal property.
These are not easy choices. During this session attendees will be brought up to date with the current state of affairs. Relevant case studies will examine trends and plans in place, both in the United States and worldwide.
The session will also discuss the toolbox available for coastal protection. In the end, confronting this problem head on is essential and not optional. Making informed decisions will of critical importance as we strive to adapt armed with knowledge and vision.
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, Canada 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, and Illinois.
Peter has also assisted with the updating and development of erosion control handbooks for the State of Rhode Island, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.