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New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Conference

October 24, 2017toOctober 26, 2017

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management‘s 13th annual conference, “Navigating the Waters of Change,” will address how flood hazards affect transportation, energy and water infrastructure. This conference will highlight the activities that have proven effective in protecting people and property from the impact of floods and storms, and the importance of maintaining these core activities as we adapt to the programmatic challenges expected to result from new state and federal administrations. The keynote address will be delivered by Commander Kirk Lippold. Conference exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location: Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City

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Meadowlands Conference: Sandy, Five Years Later

October 26, 2017toOctober 27, 2017

It’s been five years since Super Storm Sandy slammed the East Coast. The financial, human and environmental costs were enormous. Scientists agree a warming planet will make such extreme weather a larger part of the future of New Jersey and coastal cities around the world. This uncertain future leads us to some important questions. How can we best deal with storm surges and coastal inundation? How do we build resiliency into our urban coastal communities and structures while protecting the natural environment? How should we reimagine regulations regarding land use and environmental protection? In Sandy’s aftermath, environmental scientists, social scientists, economists, private consultants and government officials worked to answer such questions, compiling massive amounts of data, writing papers, and holding hearings. This conference, organized by the Rutgers University Meadowlands Environment Research Institute in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, brings together a community of scholars, researchers, urban planners, and policy-makers to share ideas and findings around the environmental, social and design challenges facing East Coast estuaries and bays under more frequent extreme weather events.

Location: Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, Rutgers University, Lyndhurst Campus, 1 DeKorte Park Plz, Lyndhusrt NJ 07071

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