The rate of sea level rise is accelerating. In locations along U.S. coastlines, high-tide flooding is now 300% to 900% more frequent than it was 50 years ago. Communities with coastlines are facing hazards to their beaches, homes, and businesses from powerful storms, inundation, and erosion. Many U.S. states are requiring coastal communities to develop practical and effective adaptation strategies to accommodate future hazards under anticipated sea level rise scenarios.
Have you listened to Cheryl Hapke’s podcast interview on climate change and coastal resilience? Tune in to hear Cheryl participate in the coastal resilience discussion on the Higher Ground podcast, Episode 8: If The Beach Goes, We Go, aired on September 20, 2021 on...
Damian Preziosi, Integral Managing Principal, is chairing a panel session on challenges and opportunities in developing offshore wind at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s International Conference. Held virtually on October 18–21, 2021, the annual conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy facilitates the exchange of information on technological advances and new scientific achievements.
Integral Consulting’s David Revell, Ph.D., Cheryl Hapke, Ph.D., and Sam Blakesley will discuss topics related to coastal resilience, beach protection, and adaptation at the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) National Coastal Conference. On September 28–October 1, 2021, the hybrid conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, and virtually. Integral is a silver sponsor for the event.
Integral Senior Consultant Cheryl Hapke, Ph.D., will deliver two presentations on coastal adaptation and resilience at the upcoming September 20–26, 2021, annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). Dr. Hapke received the AEG’s Jahns Distinguished Lecturer award last year, and is a celebrated speaker and subject matter expert on coastal resiliency and change.
Topics related to environmental management in Colorado will be discussed at this year’s Fall Conference of the Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS) to be held on September 14, 2021, in Westminster, Colorado. Integral Project Scientist Logan Uselman, Ph.D., will give a presentation coauthored with Managing Principal Avram Frankel, P.E., titled “Putting Colorado’s Current & Future PFAS Regulation in a National Context.” Consultant Melissa Armstrong will also attend.