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ICLR to host workshop on sea level rise on Sept. 9

August 30, 2016   by Canadian Underwriter

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The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop on sea level rise on Sept. 9.

Titled Rising Sea Level is Not a Flooding Event, the workshop will be held between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EST at the ICLR’s Toronto office at 20 Richmond Street East, Suite 210. It will feature oceanographer John Englander, a consultant and expert on the topic of sea level rise.

Rising SeaEnglander will explain the causes and projections of sea level rise “in a powerful way, dispelling a lot of myths and misunderstanding,” said background information from ICLR. Of particular interest to the property sector, Englander will distinguish long-term rising sea level from flooding events like storms, extreme tides and even the recent series of record rainfall events. “They are all connected, but need to understood separately,” the information said.

Englander, who has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Greenland to see first-hand the effects of the last three record high temperature years, “brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur and CEO to this real-world issue,” ICLR said.

For over thirty years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such organizations as the Cousteau Society and the International SeaKeepers Society. Recently he was appointed the executive director of the new International Sea Level Institute, scheduled to be fully operational this year.

The workshop is part of the ICLR’s Friday Forum series, an informal discussion of current research and industry issues related to natural hazards.

RSVP: Tracy Waddington

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