Norfolk, Virginia | May 15 - 18

Keeping History Above Water®: Norfolk 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.

This was the ninth iteration of Keeping History Above Water, and was hosted by the Norfolk Preservation Collective, 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.