Adapting the Watershed Lecture 1

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Chariho Middle School 455B Switch Road, Wood River Junction, RI 02894

The Adapting the Watershed Lecture Series will address how communities, organizations, and residents within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed can adapt to the changes that may be experienced as a result of climate change.

Rhode Island towns in the watershed are West Greenwich, Exeter, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Westerly, Hopkinton and Richmond. Connecticut towns in the watershed are Stonington, N. Stonington, Voluntown and Sterling. These proactive and informative talks will take a watershed approach to how we can prepare for and adapt to challenges that lie before us.

The lectures are free and open to the public; all attendees will receive a free 12-month membership to WPWA.

Lecture 1: Storms and Floods: Are They the New Normal?

David R. Vallee, NOAA, NERFC Hydrologist In Charge

Michelle Burnett, RI Emergency Management Agency, RI State Floodplain Coordinator

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Coastal Institute


College of the Environment and Life Sciences

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Chris Fox

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