LSP Association June 2020 Membership Meeting: 

Climate Change Vulnerability and Potential Impacts on Disposal Sites 

The LSPA cordially invites you to its June 2020 Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020, which will be held virtually on the Zoom webinar platform.  

Before the technical presentation, the LSPA Scholarship Fund will present scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 academic year.

When: Thursday, June 18, 2020  
Time: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM  
Live Webinar on Zoom
Registration: In your LSPA registration confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration" for this topic. Please complete this registration. Once registered with Zoom, you will receive reminder emails with the course materials as well as other webinar details. Please note: registration closes on June 18 at 3:00 PM. 
Course Instructors: 

The LSP Board of Registration has approved this presentation for 1.0 Technical credit, however, a CEU form is not available at this time. The LSPA will make every effort to obtain and issue CEU forms from the LSP Board as we receive them. 

Webinar Description:

Throughout Massachusetts, communities are assessing the climate vulnerabilities of key infrastructure, prioritizing the most valued and threatened assets for adaptation. Active hazardous waste sites and closed sites with remedial controls in place are generally not included in the climate vulnerability assessments. Not only are there many 21e sites located in coastal zones, but they are located in areas with high probability of inundation in the future. The tools available for assessing coastal and climate vulnerabilities are increasingly powerful.  

Working with a diverse team for the Federal Highway Administration, Woods Hole Group (WHGRP) developed the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model (BH-FRM) using probabilistic flood and ocean current models to provide probabilities of inundation for the greater Boston transportation infrastructure, including the Central Artery and associated tunnels. WHGRP is currently completing a statewide model (Massachusetts Coastal Flood Risk Model – MCFRM), which provides probabilities of inundation (and depth of inundation at those probabilities) for evaluating climate vulnerabilities into the future (up to 2070 for the current models) for all coastal Massachusetts communities. There are also analytical tools available for evaluating vulnerabilities to flooding along river corridors and other inland properties. While these tools have been applied extensively to evaluate vulnerabilities to town and city infrastructure and coastal conservation lands (e.g. Trustees of Reservations), climate change modeling has not historically been applied to hazardous waste sites. In this presentation, we will talk about the power of the models as planning tools for LSPs and risk assessors in order to more clearly describe and integrate vulnerability probabilities into remedial designs and Permanent Solutions, consistent with the pending changes to the MCP.

There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.

3:45 PM  Webinar Logistics & Expectations for LSP Credit
3:55 PM  Scholarship Fund Awards
4:00 PM  Climate Change and New Bedford
4:10 PM  Compliance Tip and Introductions
4:15 PM  Program Begins
5:15 PM  Program Ends
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