The inaugural Rising Seas Summit will bring professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change.
We would like to thank WPB residents and property owners for interest in our Water Savers Toilet Voucher Program. 500 vouchers for free high efficiency toilets were mailed in April and those that were not redeemed are being mailed out to those on the waiting list in June. We are no longer accepting applications at this time. We hope to apply for the grant again and if we receive it, offer the program again later in the year. To stay updated with announcements about this and other programs and initiatives, please sign up for our electronic updates by clicking on “Sign Up for Updates” here on our website.