Can we Engineer our way out of Climate Change? - 1 PDH
Webinar - Zoom Platform / 1 PDH - $40 member; $50 non-member / 12pm-1pm; ET
May 02, 2024
The science is clear.  Yearly average global temperatures are rising.    Warmer temperatures are driving glacial melt, contributing to rising seas.  Our oceans are warming also.  Sea level rise is a real problem.  Storms are becoming more intense.  Our coastlines are being impacted by increased and more severe flooding.  Understanding these problems, and their causes, will help us find our way forward.  During this session, attendees will participate in a discussion regarding what our options are for confronting these serious issues, both within the engineering community and society at large.

Speaker:  Peter Hanrahan

Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 45 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.