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Tuesday, 15 Dec


Building Resiliency in America's Coastlines

Organised by EU Delegation to the United States & Tulane Institute


Dredging as a Cost-Effective Green Solution

Climate change and its environmental effects such as rising seas and stronger storm surges, are a costly and long-term threat to coastal communities around the world. In the recently released report, "Building Resiliency in America’s Coastline," strategic dredging is pinpointed as a solution proven in Europe that can be effectively deployed in the Southeast U.S. and beyond. Join the report's author and experts from the European Union and the United States, to discuss dredging and the role it can play in bolstering coastal resiliency along the Gulf of Mexico.


Caitlin Cain, Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Director of Rural LISC, author of "Building Resiliency in America’s Coastline"

Derek Brockbank, Executive Director, American Shore & Beach Preservation Association

Fokko van der Goot, Program Manager, Ecoshape, Boskalis

Moderated by Christopher Dalbom, Assistant Director, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy

More information: Building Resiliency in America's Coastlines - European External Action Service (