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A national, multi-disciplinary conference on saving historic structures and neiighborhoods in the face of rising tides. April 10-13, 2016, Newport, RI. All sessions will be at the Newport Marriott and nearby venues.

Keeping History Above Water will be one of the first national conversations to focus on the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities and their built environments. This is not a conference about climate change, but about what preservationists, engineers, city planners, legislators, insurers, historic home owners and other decision makers need to know about climate change—sea level rise in particular—and what can be done to protect historic buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods from the increasing threat of inundation. Visit for program info, schedule, accommodations, news and additional resources.

Organized by the Newport Restoration Foundation, in partnership with Roger Williams University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Salve Regina University, The University of Rhode Island's Coastal Resource Center and the Union of Concerned Scientists.