KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER 2023 CONFERENCE KHAW: PORTSMOUTH

A NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The eighth Keeping History Above Water conference took place in Norfolk, VA May 15-18 2022.

A NEWPORT CASE STUDY


Located in the historic Point Neighborhood of Newport, 74 Bridge Street is the building that inspired the 2016 conference. Read more about our case study and exhibition.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION


NRF partnered with US/ICOMOS to host and manage a virtual Climate and Heritage Knowledge Community. Follow @USICOMOSClimate to learn more.

MOST RECENT LOCATION: NORFOLK, VA

On May 15-18, 2022, the Norfolk Preservation Collaborative, the City of Norfolk’s Office of Resilience, and Old Dominion University’s Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience, in partnership with Newport Restoration Foundation, hosted a four-day conference in Norfolk, VA. The event expanded the conversation around adaptation, resilience, and solutions to the impacts of sea-level-rise, recurrent flooding, and climate change on historic resources discussed at previous conferences. Sessions explored the theme “Informed Communities Charting Solutions,” and fostered a collaborative and interdisciplinary discussion focused on implementing practical solutions, overcoming hurdles, and preserving communities in the process. Stay tuned here for more information on upcoming conferences and events.