Water, Water Everywhere: Climate Change, Flooding, & the Gowanus Rezone

A Panel Discussion with Flood Risk and Climate Change Experts hosted by Voice of Gowanus

Tuesday May 11, 2021 6:00 pm




ADRIAN SANTIAGO TATE,  PhD has a background in coastal engineering, hydrodynamic modeling, and uncertainty quantification. Adrian researched nature-based solutions for reducing coastal risk as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech, and later at Stanford. He’s published his research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Adrian is the CEO of High Tide, and is conducting sea level rise vulnerability assessments to help state governments prepare for future flooding.


D.J. RASMUSSEN is a climate scientist, engineer, and policy scholar. He studies coastal floods, sea-level rise, and public works strategies for managing their economic and social costs. He is co-author of “Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus”. D.J.’s research has informed multiple climate assessment reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He completed his PhD at Princeton University.


MAUREEN KOETZ, ESQ. is principal of Planet A+ Strategies. Ms Koetz has served as counsel and advisor to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, former Senator Domenici, and the EPA. She has sued to eliminate duplicative real estate LLC donations, has been lead plaintiff in the successful Lefrak/Gateway tenant class action suit, and a strategic advisor in the Two Bridges, Inwood, and South Street Seaport zoning actions.


NOAH DEWAR is a hydrogeophysicist, machine learning expert, and PhD candidate at Stanford university studying environmental geophysics. Noah’s PhD research has focused on the development of methodologies that leverage geophysical surveying systems to study aquifers in the Central Valley of California. His research is part of the Groundwater Architecture Project (GAP) which aims to revolutionize how groundwater models are built.