City of Newport, Newport Restoration Foundation to co-host lecture on sea level rise

Join the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport to learn about the Town of Nantucket’s strategy for tackling sea level rise and best practices that can be applied to Rhode Island’s coastal communities.

The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport announced today that they will co-host Tackling Sea Level Rise through Digital Technology at Innovate Newport (513 Broadway) on Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m.

According to the announcement posted by the City, the lecture will be given by Morris (Marty) Hylton III. Hylton will share his one-of-a-kind 3D visualization of sea level rise in Nantucket, Massachusetts created as part of a public-private partnership known as Resilient Nantucket. He will discuss how this work has contributed to a larger town-wide initiative to address the impacts of climate change on the community’s historic resources. The presentation promises to be thought provoking and shed light on how small coastal communities can begin planning for climate change.

Tackling Sea Level Rise through Digital Technology is part of NRF’s Keeping History Above Water™ (KHAW) initiative. NRF organized and hosted the first KHAW conference in Newport, Rhode Island in April 2016. Over the last three years, similar conferences have been held nationwide with NRF’s sponsorship and support.

Read more about the event from the City, here – https://www.cityofnewport.com/news/2019/september/city-joining-with-newport-restoration-foundation-t

To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tackling-sea-level-rise-through-digital-technology-tickets-71365461015.

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