PARRSBORO - A one-day conference dealing with the impacts of rising sea levels on coastal communities is being held Oct. 19 in Parrsboro.
Called, Rising Sea Level: The Impact on Coastal Communities along the Bay of Fundy, the climate change conference is being held at the Fundy Geological Museum.
The motivation for the conference stemmed from flooding concerns expressed by museum director and curator Ken Adams, because of the facility’s apparent location on a tidal flood plain.
Adams believes that with sea levels rising, it now is possible that future tides will exceed the height of the dyke that protects the museum.
The conference will involve a series of presentations on current research, mitigation of coastal hazards, storm surges, shoreline erosion, challenges for policy and decision making.
A panel discussion will follow the presentations.