"Keeping History Above Water" Conference

NEWPORT, R.I. — “We can’t stop it anymore,” said John Englander, an oceanographer and sea-level-rise consultant. “Everybody is struggling with this.” Englander, who wrote a book titled “High Tide on Main Street,” was just one of the 52 speakers at the recent “Keeping History Above Water” conference held at the Marriott.

Experts in city planning, architecture, historical preservation and climate change gathered for the four-day event to talk about sea-level rise, coastal flooding and their combined impact on coastal communities, specifically those with historical structures.

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