On October 28, 2016, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Department of Human Ecology, and Rutgers University Press sponsored this public colloquium on the eve of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. A distinguished group of faculty and thought leaders came together four years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our region for an informative dialogue about storms and climate change vulnerability centering on issues raised in this publication from Rutgers University Press. The editors and chapter authors including Frank Felder (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University), Mariana Leckner (Leckner Consulting), Karen O'Neill (Human Ecology, Rutgers University), Daniel Van Abs (Human Ecology, Rutgers University), participating in this event noted the lack of recognition of longer term risk of coastal hazards which has been overshadowed by short-term pressure to build bigger and better following Sandy. A session looking forward moderated by Mark Mauriello (Edgewood Properts and former New Jersey Department of Environmental ProtectionCommissioner) included former New Jersey Governor James Florio and Dr. Christopher Daggett, both a former EPA Regional Administrator and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner who discussed the need for leadership to prepare for climate change, including sea-level rise, along the New Jersey coast.
Read this article in the Press of Atlantic City which featured the event.
The event agenda can be found here.
Speaker biographies for this event can be found here.
Photographs from this event are below.