Tuesday, March 29, 2016
8:00am (registration) to 11:15am

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New Jersey Natural Gas
1415 Wyckoff Rd.
Wall, NJ  



Kim Tyndall/Barbara Reed 
Monmouth-Ocean Development Council 
             "Strengthening the Jersey Shore"            
                    A Coastal Resiliency Symposium
                                                         Presented by
           Monmouth-Ocean Development Council
                                Mott MacDonald

                                             Tuesday, March 29, 2016
                  8:00am (registration & continental breakfast) - 11:15am
                                              Hosted and Sponsored by

                          New Jersey Natural Gas
                                            1415 Wyckoff Rd., Wall, NJ

Recent storms such as Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy and Winter Storm Jonas have demonstrated the need for an effective coastal resiliency plan. Businesses, emergency management coordinators and other "non-resiliency experts" need to work together to better understand the concept of coastal resiliency in our region, and learn about the efforts that are currently taking place along the Jersey Shore.

Presentations and topics will be of special interest (but not limited) to:

  • Coastal Business Owners
  • Property Management Companies
  • Environmental Commissions
  • County and Municipal Administration/Engineers
  • Emergency Management Coordinators 


“The Paris Climate Summit – How Does This Affect Coastal New Jersey?”  Kelvin Reay, Project Manager, Water and Wastewater Division, Mott MacDonald.

“Climate Change Adaptation – Global Initiatives in the United States” Douglas Hinrichs, Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Urbanization, Mott MacDonald

“Evaluating Vulnerability to Future Sea Level Rise in New Jersey” David Kutner, Planning Manager, New Jersey Future

“Community Response and Resilience” Dr. Michael Schwebel, Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation Specialist, Monmouth University and New Jersey Sea Grant

"Community economic disruptions, critical infrastructure pillars - planning, exercising and training", Eileen Unger, Emergency Preparedness Partnerships

Panel Discussion:

“How does Winter Storm Jonas serve as a reminder to increase coastal resiliency?"

Moderator: Doug Gaffney, Coastal Practice Leader, Mott MacDonald

Robert Mainberger
, SVP, Hatch Mott MacDonald

David McKeon, Director, Ocean County Planning Department
Amy Williams, Post-Doctoral Associate, Stevens Institute of Technology
Bob Fritz, Vice President, Mott MacDonald

Cost:  $30 Individual Registration
           $100 Exhibitor
(MODC Members Only - includes 1 registration)