Issues and Strategies for Dealing with Long and Short-term Changes in Water Levels
Over the last seven years, the Great Lakes have risen over five feet from record lows up to a series of record highs. Record spring rainfalls have swollen rivers and caused extensive flooding throughout the Midwest, and warmer winter temperatures have reduced ice coverage that mitigated the worst of shoreline erosion. Sea Level Rise is an ever-growing threat that is changing the way we design waterfront infrastructure due to peak tides and storm surges all across our oceanic coastlines.
These changes in climatic patterns require more thoughtful approaches to the design and engineering of marina infrastructure, breakwaters, utility systems, and shoreline protection, and this session will explore issues and strategies for addressing them over the long term. In addition, we will explore case studies that explore strategies for incorporating flood resilient strategies into new or existing facilities that will help address sudden changes in water level from storms and floods.
Jack Cox, Edgewater Resources
and military installations. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Weykamp approaches every project from the perspective of efficiency in design, maintenance, and operations to create the most environmentally sustainable project possible within a pragmatic framework of cost and value to the client and community. As a registered landscape architect, certified nationally by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards, Mr. Weykamp has the technical expertise and proven construction experience to ensure safe and efficient completion of the built environment.