Videos 2013

NICHI Symposium, Nov. 12, 2013

Introductions NICHI President Jon Rotenberg introduces Bill Golden and the concept behind the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure.  He draws a parallel to the Eisenhower Administration’s national highway system.  “People here to day can tell your children and grandchildren, I was on the ground floor in trying to make this a safer and a better country,” Rotenberg said.Mr. Golden introduces  “the first ever national symposium on coastal and harbor infrastructure.”



NICHI Board Member Paul Josephson
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Senior Research Scientist, Earth Institute at Columbia University
. Dr. Rosenzweig’s topics include: Climate challenges in coastal zones; New York city adaptation process, Responding to hurricane Sandy; and Sandy as a tipping point.
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (2)
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (3)
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (4)
Introduction: Richard Taylor, Director, Suffolk University Real Estate Center, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, Boston. Speaker: Julie Wormser, 
Executive Director
, The Boston Harbor Association, 
Co-Author, Preparing for the Rising Tide — Preparing for the Rising Tide
Julie Wormser, The Boston Harbor Association (2)
Introduction: NICHI Board Member, Former Congressman William Delahunt, Chairman The Delahunt Group; Speaker, Garret Graves, Chairman
, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority — “The Protection and Restoration of Coastal Louisiana”
Garret Graves, Louisiana 2
Garret Graves, Louisiana 3
 William B. Golden, NICHI Executive Director; Speaker: Steve Goldbeck, Chief Deputy Director, 
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission, 
The San Francisco Bay Plan
Steve Goldbeck, San Francisco 2
Introduction: Louis Elisa, Executive Secretary Seaport Advisory Council, former US Representative from FEMA to NATO; Key Note Policy Speaker: Dale Morris, Senior Economist, Royal Dutch Embassy, The Dutch National Plan: The Delta Commission — How the Dutch Keep Their Feet Dry
Dale Morris, The Dutch National Plan, 2
Dale Morris, The Dutch National Plan, 3
Dale Morris, The Dutch National Plan, 4
William B. Golden, NICHI Executive Director; Speaker: Ron Williams Norfolk Assistant City Manager,
 City of Norfolk Virginia: “The Challenge in Norfolk”
Ron Williams, Norfolk 2
 William B. Golden, NICHI Executive Director;l  Speaker: Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado,  

Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact, Broward County Staff Steering Committee Member, Broward County Director Natural Resources Planning and Management 
Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado, Florida,  2
Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado, Florida, 3
William B. Golden, NICHI Executive Director,  The Federal Role, with panelists
William B. Golden and panelists, The Federal Role 2
Coastal Action Plans

  • Leader: NICHI Board Member Massachusetts State Representative Jim Cantwell
  • Joe Favaloro, Executive Director, MWRA Advisory Board
  • Rich Delaney, Executive Director, 
Center for Coastal Studies,
  • Bruce Berman, Save the Harbor Save the Bay,
  • Town of Scituate: Richard Murray, Selectman,
  • Jack Wiggin, Director, Urban Harbors Institute, University of Massachusetts
Coastal Action Plans
 Panel 2
Coastal Action Plans
 Panel  3
Closing remarks Paul Josephson, NICHI Board Member, Partner Duane Morris

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