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April 28, 2021

A Case Study of Sustainable Development: Using Climate Insurance to Promote Fisheries Management in the Caribbean

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Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm Eastern Time

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Dan Oerther

Daniel B. Oerther, PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES
AAEES President-Elect

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Webinar Summary

The concept of “build back better” leverages the regular occurrence of disasters to improve future design and operation of complex systems such as marine capture fisheries. In the Caribbean, hurricanes are becoming more intense and more frequent as sea water temperatures rise in response to climate change. Hurricanes disrupt fishing operations by destroying gear, boats, and shore-based infrastructure as well as threatening the livelihoods and lives of fishers The goal of the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability faciliTy (or COAST) is to identify ways to improve sustainable fishing practice before a disaster, and to ensure that the fisheries industry is reconstructed quickly after a disaster. This presentation will describe why and how the COAST insurance scheme was created, and provide a roadmap for how environmental engineers and scientists can and should use climate insurance and other financial instruments to promote improvements in complex systems as part of achieving sustainable development.

About the Presenter

Professor Daniel B. Oerther (pronounced O’thur), PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES, CEng, CEnv, is the President-elect of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and the Deputy-chair of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH, in the United Kingdom).

From 2014 through 2019, Dan was a senior science advisor to Secretaries of State Kerry, Tillerson, and Pompeo, providing leadership and technical expertise to create COAST – the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability faciliTy. COAST is the first use of parametric climate insurance to promote food and nutrition security supporting sustainable development in the marine capture fisheries of the Caribbean sea. In 2020, COAST received the Honor Award in Environmental Sustainability from the AAEES, and in 2020, Professor Oerther was named a Highly Commended Finalist in the Environmental Professional of the Year competition of the Society for the Environment (in the UK).

Webinar Format

This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

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Silver Level Sponsorship includes your name, company logo and short message displayed at our webinar, on the AAEES website, and on AAEES Social media pages. (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) Your promotional message can also be included in one of our monthly newsletters. $300
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Gold Level Sponsorship includes all of the above plus the opportunity to display your organization’s promotional video during the webinar. This level also includes 8 complimentary webinar registrations. $1,000
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June 9, 2021

Delaware Solid Waste Authority:
Delaware's Unique Approach to Statewide Recycling

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Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm Eastern Time

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$40 for non-members
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Dick Watson

Richard P. Watson, P.E., BCEE
Chief Executive Officer
Delaware Solid Waste Authority

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Webinar Summary

Delaware’s Unique Approach to Statewide Recycling

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) is a unique organization formed in 1975 to develop and manage a statewide solid waste and recycling system. It has a history of bringing forward thinking approaches to the implementation of these systems. Currently, all licensed municipal solid waste (MSW) haulers must provide single stream recyclables collection to all their residential and commercial customers. The overwhelming majority of this material is brought to DSWA’s material recovery facility (MRF). The delivery of the material is assured through a combination of economic and regulatory methods. In addition, DSWA provides several drop off locations for solid waste and recyclables for those who chose to self-haul.

The State of Delaware no longer has a bottle bill, nor does it have any Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws. DSWA has developed and funded several recycling programs on its own initiative successfully. The webinar will provide an overview of the statewide recycling system, how it was developed and point out the advantages and disadvantages of the system.

About the Presenter

Richard P. Watson P.E., BCEE is the Chief Executive Officer of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA), a position he has held since 2014. DSWA provides solid waste management services for the entire State of Delaware through the use of public private partnerships. These services include three landfills, three transfer stations, two material recovery facilities, seven drop off centers, several recycling programs and an environmental education center.

Mr. Watson joined DSWA in 1981 as a project engineer whose first assignment was to manage the development of a new landfill including finding and acquiring a site, then design, construct and bring it into operation. In 2 ½ years, Delaware’s first double lined landfill was in operation. Since that time, he has overseen the design, construction and operation of several solid waste and recycling projects. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware, is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.

Webinar Format

This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

Register Now

Would you like to sponsor this webinar? We are now offering two levels of webinar sponsorship.

Silver Level Sponsorship includes your name, company logo and short message displayed at our webinar, on the AAEES website, and on AAEES Social media pages. (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) Your promotional message can also be included in one of our monthly newsletters. $300
Click here for details.

Gold Level Sponsorship includes all of the above plus the opportunity to display your organization’s promotional video during the webinar. This level also includes 8 complimentary webinar registrations. $1,000
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October 14, 2021

CNY Environmental Symposium

2021 CNY Environmental Symposium

The CNY Environmental Symposium will be returning to Cazenovia, NY, on October 14, 2021. Details to be posted as they become available.

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