NOTICE: Keeping History Above Water®: Caribbean was been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. New event dates are forthcoming.

“Caribbean Conversations in Conservation”
presents in collaboration with the
University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning,
Barbados Institute of Architects (BIA), and the Newport Restoration Foundation


Monday, March 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management,
The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

By 2100, sea levels in the Caribbean are projected to rise from a few inches to many feet. Heritage sites, cultural resources, and historic coastal communities across the region will be threatened or lost. Keeping History Above Water: Caribbean is a one-day workshop that will engage heritage specialists to examine the threat of short term flooding due to storm surge and long-term inundation caused by rising seas. The workshop will focus on adaptation strategies, mitigation, and other measures for significant sites, historic buildings, and cultural urban landscapes. This will be the sixth iteration of Keeping History Above Water and is organized by the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation.

Learn More


Lisa Craig | The Craig Group, Partners in Preservation, Planning and Policy (USA), “Sea Level
Rise and Heritage Conservation: Perspectives from the United States and Globally”

Morris (Marty) Hylton III | Director, Historic Preservation Program, College of Design,
Construction and Planning, University of Florida, “Digital Documentation, Flooding
Visualizations and 3D Vulnerability Assessment”

Kara Roopsingh | Senior Heritage Preservation Officer, National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago,
“Sea Level Rise and the Caribbean: Status of Regional Resiliency Measures for Heritage”