Past KHAW Conferences

KHAW conferences, programs, and workshops are collaborative forums to proactively identify climate change solutions for the preservation of cultural heritage. Coastal inundation—which refers to sea level rise, storm surge, abnormally high tides, and persistent onshore winds and waves—is a threat to the built and cultural heritage of coastal communities across the globe. The goal of KHAW’s community-focused outreach is to develop and strengthen relationships among communities, partners, and experts in relevant fields.

Community activists, cultural practitioners, preservationists, public historians, museum professionals, archaeologists, planners, floodplain managers, engineers, architects, landscape architects, artists, conservationists, environmental justice advocates, government officials, property owners, resilience officers, and other stakeholders are all part of this global conversation.

2016 Newport, Rhode Island

2017 Annapolis, Maryland

2018 Palo Alto, California

2019 Nantucket, Massachusetts

2019 St. Augustine, Florida

2021 Charleston, South Carolina

2021 Salem, Massachusetts

2022 Norfolk, Virginia

2023 Portsmouth, New Hampshire

2023 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago