It takes teamwork to bring positive changes to New York City‘s 700+ miles of coastline. Dedicated individuals and organizations like the Waterfront Alliance, are working alongside maritime leaders and groups (many of whom attended and were honored at last night’s Heroes of the Harbor) to make the water’s edge a shared, resilient and accessible resource for all.
Currently, more than 1 million people in the region are vulnerable to flooding. To prepare for the reality of sea-level rise and the next big storm, McLaren has been working with our clients to implement resiliency and access at the water’s edge through living shoreline development, flood plain management and stabilization, riprap revetment and life cycle surveying.
Our Marine and Coastal division understands the dynamics and interdependencies of the physical and ecological functions that are critical to the development of sustainable, resilient solutions. To best provide excellence in resilient design, four more of our engineers have become WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) certified last week. Great work Stephen Famularo, P.E., D.PE, Victoria Christini, P.E., Nicole Kapasakis and Jacqueline Scheid!