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Sweltering Heat Waves and Increasing Drought: Can the Northeast handle the heat?

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the Northeast, extreme heat and drought may seem inconsequential when it comes to our list of weather woes. However, increasingly hot summers and lower levels of groundwater are showing us that those issues are not limited to the Western US – infamous for forest fires and drought. The Forum will bring in a diverse panel of speakers who will explore what we can learn from practitioners across the country who are already feeling the heat, as well as what our region is doing to mitigate these critical threats to our public and environmental health.

Join the Climate Adaptation Forum for this first in-person event since 2020! Another first – this forum will also be organized in a hybrid format. Attendees will have the option of being in-person, networking at the UMass Club in Boston, MA, or tuning in virtually from their locations around New England, the country, or even internationally! More information on these two attendance options can be found below.

Register now! Capacity is limited.

In-Person Attendees Virtual Attendees

Forum Co-Chairs

 

Aaron Weieneth, Manager of Climate Change and Resilience
AECOM

 

 

Melanie Gárate, Climate Resilience Manager
Mystic River Watershed Association

 

Forum Speakers

Keynote Presenter

 

Brenda Burman, Executive Strategy Advisor
Central Arizona Project

 

Presenters

 

Zoe Davis, Climate Resilience Project Coordinator
City of Boston, MA

 

 

David Hondula, Director, Office of Heat Response and Mitigation
City of Phoenix, AZ

 

 

Dr. Margaret Redsteer, Assistant Professor (presenting virtually)
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

 

 

Viktoria Zoltay, Hydrologist, Office of Water Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Registration Information

This forum will be organized in a hybrid format. Attendees have the option to attend in-person OR virtually.

In-Person Registration

In-person attendees are required to submit the COVID-19 vaccination verification and health form embedded in the registration process.

In-person registration will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

In-Person Registration Rates

EBC Member: $35
EBC Membership is corporate – all staff from our member companies can register as an EBC Member. Not sure if you’re a member? Visit our online Member Directory.

Non-members: $45

Government/Nonprofit: $15
This rate is available for those employed by Government, Municipal, or Nonprofit organizations. Not available to those in a volunteer position (e.g. Board Member of a Nonprofit).

Administrative fee: $25
Applies to any changes in registration following Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

In-Person Registration

 

Virtual Registration

Virtual attendees will be able to see and hear the speakers, slideshow presentations, and questions from the audience. Virtual attendees will be able to ask questions through the chat function.

Virtual registration will close at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Virtual Registration Rates

EBC Member: $35
EBC Membership is corporate – all staff from our member companies can register as an EBC Member. Not sure if you’re a member? Visit our online Member Directory.

Non-members: $45

Government/Nonprofit: $15
This rate is available for those employed by Government, Municipal, or Nonprofit organizations. Not available to those in a volunteer position (e.g. Board Member of a Nonprofit).

Administrative fee: $25
Applies to any changes in registration following Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Registration

 

Fine Print

The refund deadline is Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. for all registrations.

Students:

  • University of Massachusetts – If you are affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, please send an email to SSL@umb.edu, for registration information.
  • All others affiliated with universities or colleges – please use the above Nonprofit rate for registration.

Media: Please contact EBC at ebc@ebcne.org.

Details

Date:
June 3
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Climate Adaptation Forum
Phone:
617-505-1818
Email:
ebc@ebcne.org

Venue

UMass Club
32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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