On this episode of What About Water? we take a look at the state of our rising seas from space, and learn what coastal communities on the ground are doing to adapt. Jay speaks with long-time colleague Dr. Steve Nerem, a principal investigator on NASA’s Sea Level Change team.
We learn that by 2100, we could see around one meter of global sea level rise, but there is still time to stop the worst-case scenarios for future generations.
On the Last Word, we hear from Matt Osler about the City of Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy. He outlines how researchers, First Nations, and municipalities in Southwest British Columbia are working together to implement cross-disciplinary approaches to sea level rise through the Living with Water project.
Matt Osler is a Senior Project Engineer in the Drainage Section at City of Surrey. He joined the Engineering Department in 2006 and currently oversees the implementation of the City’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy. He completed a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.