Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, the Island Institute, and the National Working Waterfront Network.
Kenneth Walker, a program analyst for NOAA based in Silver Spring, MD, speaks about his view of the national waterfront, why working waterfronts are an important piece of the blue economy, and his attempts to create and share economic and environmental tools for resilience in coastal communities. He addresses various nationwide challenges such as sea level rise and touches on the Portland, ME, waterfront in which he is working on projects highlighting the importance of peer-to-peer learning.
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