Rising Tides in the Back Bay

On March 19, 2014, NABB hosted a Neighborhood Forum on

RISING TIDES IN THE BACK BAY:

INCREASING RESILIENCY AND PREPAREDNESS POST “SANDY”

 Rising Tide

Click on the links (below) to see the presentations given at the forum by the following participants:

Nancy Girard - Climate Ready Boston

      Commissioner - Environment Department - City of Boston

Vivien Li - Preparing for the Rising Tide

     President - The Boston Harbor Association

Peter Papesch - Implications for Back Bay

     Boston Society of Architects - Sustainability Education Committee

Bud Ris - Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Boston

     President and CEO - New England Aquarium

Time did not permit State Senator William Brownsberger to give a report on his important legislation to jumpstart long-term planning on storm surge planning (Senate 344), which was recently passed by the Massachusetts Legislature as part of a supplemental budget. Senator Brownsberger's hope is that the legislation will help take concrete steps towards the major investments that may need to be made to protect the Back Bay and other Massachusetts communities.  Read Senator Brownsberger's report on Storm Surge Planning here.

Also click on this Rising Tides Resource Guide for more information about the forum, including contact information for each of the participants and pertinent publications.

Presented by the Green Committee

Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay