2019 NH COASTAL CLIMATE SUMMIT

Tips, Tools, and Perspectives: Paying for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

December 4, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, Greenland, NH

  • Learn about options to fund climate adaptation and resilience in your community
  • Hear from communities who have successfully accessed grant funding or implemented programs to generate funding to prepare for future climate impacts
  • Explore new ideas for creating mechanisms to generate secure, adequate, flexible, and equitable funding for adaptation and resilience

PRIMARY AUDIENCE: Town Administrators/Managers, Select Board members, City Councilors, Economic Development Directors, Planners, Planning Board members, and financial managers

Registration deadline is 5pm on 11/22, but SPACE IS LIMITED so please register early! 

The registration fee of $25 helps cover lunch and other refreshments. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Lisa Wise (Lisa.Wise@unh.edu, 603-862-2356) if you have registration-related questions.

DRAFT AGENDA

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8:30     WELCOMESteve Miller, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR)

8:45     SETTING THE STAGE Cameron Wake, University of New Hampshire

9:00     HOW IT REALLY FEELS | MUNICIPAL PERSPECTIVE Todd Selig, Town of Durham

9:15     TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EXISTING PROGRAMS Cory Riley, GBNERR

  • NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) funds
    • Overview of the Funding Source – Whitney Welch, HSEM
    • Use of HSEM Funds for Adaptation – Alexx Monastiero, HSEM
  • State Revolving Loan Funds
    • Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program – Beth Malcolm, NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES)
    • Durham project – Kyle Pimental, Strafford Regional Planning Commission
  • Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funding
    • Overview of funding source – Lori Sommer, NHDES
    • Lubberland Creek, Newmarket – Steve Fournier, Town of Newmarket
  • Questions and Facilitated DiscussionCory Riley, GBNERR

10:45   BREAK

11:00   EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF STORMWATER UTILITIES Sherry Godlewski, NHDES

  • Introduction to Stormwater Utilities | Co-BenefitsDeb Loiselle, NHDES
  • Success Story: Portland, MEEd Suslovic, City of Portland
  • Dual Purpose: Northampton, MABen Sweeney, NHDES
  • Feasibility Study and Lesson Learned: Dover, NH – Chris Parker, City of Dover
  • Questions and Facilitated Discussion – Sherry Godlewski, NHDES

12:30   CAW CLIMATE CHAMPION AWARD PRESENTATION

12:45   LUNCH

1:45     CREATIVE APPLICATIONS OF EXISTING TOOLS Julie LaBranche, Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC)

  • Nuts and Bolts Steve Buckley, NH Municipal Association
  • Dover: Transfer of Development Rights and Tax Increment FinancingChris Parker, City of Dover
  • Exeter: Tax Incentives/Credits in RSA 79-E Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive – Darren Winham, Town of Exeter
  • Portsmouth: Innovating the Day to Day – Peter Britz, City of Portsmouth
  • Questions and Facilitated Discussion – Julie LaBranche, RPC

3:00     WRAP UP AND NETWORKING WITH HOLIDAY COOKIES

 

Questions? Contact Lisa Wise, Lisa.Wise@unh.edu, 603-862-2356

Directions: https://www.greatbay.org/visit/index.htm

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