As Sea Level Rises, Groundwater Does Too:
What is at Risk When Groundwater Rises?

When  Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00 – 7:45 pm
(light dinner provided 5:00-5:30)
REGISTER Register online here by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 23, 2018.
Workshop is FREE, but space is limited.
Where  Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Rd, Greenland, NH 03840

Municipal staff, board and commission members, public works staff, emergency management personnel, coastal community members, consultants, engineers, the NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission, state representatives, and state agencies

Contact Questions? Email or call 603-271-6801.

Join us for an evening with local researchers and community representatives to discuss how coastal groundwater will rise with sea level, and the impacts to water quality, infrastructure, and ecosystem health. Speakers include Jayne Knott and Dr. Jennifer Jacobs (UNH and the Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet)), Kyle Pimental (Strafford Regional Planning Commission), and Dale Pike (Newmarket Town Council).

What to expect:

  • Learn from local experts where groundwater is expected to rise and by how much.
  • Discuss how communities may be affected and what can be done to prepare.
  • Discuss how properties that currently have groundwater problems may see these problems get worse.
  • Share your knowledge and experiences. We want to hear from YOU.


5:00 – Dinner and networking
5:30 – Introduction & welcome
5:45 – Groundwater rise modeling and results (Jayne Knott and Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, University of New Hampshire)
6:30 – Newmarket’s drinking water vulnerabilities (Kyle Pimental, Strafford Regional Planning Commission)
6:40 – Municipal experience (Dale Pike, Newmarket Town Council)
6:50 – Guided discussion
7:45 – Adjourn