An important conversation for Washington County coastal communities:
Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Waterfront communities prepare for climate change impacts
Waterfront Communities Prepare for Climate Change
Coastal Conversations show: December 23, 2016, 10 a.m.
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
Listen to the show on WERU archives (to be posted after show airs)
In recent years, increasing storms and flooding have wreaked havoc on waterfront infrastructure like piers, wharves, roads, waterfront businesses and homes. Emergency preparedness is also at risk because evacuation routes sometimes run right through the flood zone. What can Maine towns do to prepare for waterfront challenges brought on by climate change?
Judy East, Washington County Council of Governments
Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias
Jennifer Curtis, Maine Floodplain Management Program
Pete Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey