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Should Storm Surge Barriers be Built to Protect New York & New Jersey From Flooding?

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
Oct 17
Thursday, October 17th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
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The event is free but registration is required
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Sea level rise and intensifying coastal storms pose increased risks of flooding in the New York and New Jersey
area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now studying a range of options to reduce flooding risks, ranging from
building a massive system of gates, floodwalls and levees to taking no action. The choice will have important
environmental, economic and social consequences for the region. This public forum will include presentations
from the Corps of Engineers about the nature and status of the study; from an earth scientist about the nature of
the flooding risks; and by a proponent and an opponent of storm barriers. A question and answer period will
follow.

Speakers
Col. Thomas Asbery, Chief New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Prof. Jacqueline Austermann, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Prof. Malcolm J. Bowman, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
Paul Gallay, President, Riverkeeper

Moderator
Prof. Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Program is sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Earth Institute

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