Stormwater Management II

The Flood Next Time: Do We Need an Ark?

Hurricane Diane, Summer 1955: Selwyn Road near Newton South. Photo: Newton History Museum.

As climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather, what can residents and cities do to prevent drainage problems, loss of property or worse? How can future floods be mitigated? What’s new in EPA regulations?

Panelists Ellen Douglas, Bob Rooney and Martin Pillsbury will explore these and other questions.

Tuesday, October 26, 7 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Co-sponsors: Newton Free Library, Green Decade/Newton, Historic Newton, and Newton Conservators.

For more information, read about our first stormwater forum, The Flood Last Time: In Over our Heads?, held on September 21.

Stormwater Management I

The Flood Last Time: In Over our Heads?

Hurricane Diane, 1955

Hurricane Diane, 1955. Photo: Newton History Museum

What caused the March 2010 floods? Where were the floods and why? What are wetlands and floodplains, and why are they beneficial? Why was sewage mixed into the water flowing into some basements?

Panelists Bob Zimmerman, Tom Daley and Fred Abernathy will explore questions about the Charles River watershed, storm water management, and what happened last spring.

Sept. 21, 7 pm, Druker Auditorium, Main Library

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