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2020 CERF Webinar: Policy Choices for Managing Coastal Storms and Rising Seas
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Category: CERF Events & Webinars

Policy Choices for Managing Coastal Storms and Rising Seas

About the Webinar

More severe storms and rising seas threaten millions of Americans and jeopardize coastal ecosystems. Jeff Peterson, author of A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas, will describe these risks and outline policy choices the country needs to make as the coastline shifts inland in the years ahead.

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Jeffrey Peterson HeadshotJeffrey Peterson

Jeffrey Peterson obtained an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and then a Masters of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has 40 years of experience in environmental policy development and program management, particularly focused on water issues. Most recently he was Senior Advisor in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water, responsible for climate change policy. In that capacity he co-chaired the EPA Sea Level Rise Workgroup and was a member of the Federal Interagency Sea Level Rise Workgroup. He also worked for almost four years at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) during the first Obama term. At CEQ, he co-chaired the Interagency Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup and authored the first national plan addressing water resources management and climate change. In the 1980s and 90s he worked for the U.S. Senator George Mitchell and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and for a regional planning agency in coastal Maine.