2016 CONFERENCE

In April 2016, the Newport Restoration Foundation convened Keeping History Above Water, one of the first national conversations to focus on the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities and their built environments.

Over four days, specialists from across the United States and abroad shared experiences, examined risks, and debated solutions with an emphasis on case studies and real world applications.

Keeping History Above Water approached sea level rise from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to develop practical approaches to mitigation, protective adaptation, and general resilience.

In the fall of 2017, the second edition of Keeping History Above Water will be held in Annapolis, Maryland.

VIEW THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The full program of the four-day conference continues to give website visitors access to the schedule,  links, speaker profiles, and full session abstracts.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Discover the full roster of national and international panelists and speakers through their photographs, bios, social media links, and current work.

SEE PRESS COVERAGE

Keeping History Above Water garnered national and international attention, from print to radio. View the current gallery of digital and print media.