Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-C10 - Rise Up! Taking Action to Prepare for Sea-level Rise

Friday, October 20
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Sea-level rise will be one of the most challenging issues of the coming century. This panel will present the science as well as some of the innovative work being done to engage communities and policy makers about sea-level rise impacts and adaptation strategies.

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Kristina Hill

Associate Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Hill is a designer and planner who applies ecological and geological knowledge to urban design. Her current work explores adaptation strategies for sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on biodiversity, new development approaches, and social justice. Before coming to the Bay Area, she participated in developing the regional water strategy for New Orleans in 2013 as part of a Dutch-American team. She lectures internationally on urban infrastructure and adaptation. Hill received her PhD from Harvard University, and is an associate professor at UC Berkeley in landscape architecture and environmental planning.


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Kevin Conger

CMG Landscape Architecure

Kevin Conger is a founding partner and President of CMG Landscape Architecture in San Francisco. His work is focused on creating positive social and environmental impact in the pubic realm of cities, particularly in the Bay Area. He is an advocate for democratic public space and community based design, and has led a wide range of projects including the masterplan of Treasure Island, the Yerba Buena Streetlife Plan, Parkmobiles, the Crack Garden, and sea level rise adaptation planning.


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Dilip Trivedi

Vice President and Coastal Engineer
Moffatt and Nichol

Dilip Tivedi is one of the most highly regarded coastal engineers in the country and is a renowned expert on sea level rise. His practice focuses on sea level rise planning, wetlands restoration, waterfront development, and public access. Dilip has served in an advisory capacity related to hydrodynamics and coastal engineering on several large marsh restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has managed the design and analyses tasks for several large urban redevelopment and wetlands restoration projects including: Treasure Island, Candlestick/Hunter’s Point, Brooklyn Basin, Bair Island, and Pier 70.


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FRI-C10 - Rise Up! Taking Action to Prepare for Sea-level Rise

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