Trinidad and Tobago

Keeping History Above Water®: Trinidad and Tobago was the first Keeping History Above Water event hosted outside of the United States. The conference, hosted by the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago and the US Department of State, built on the successful series begun by the Newport Restoration Foundation in 2016. Conference partners included the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program and The Craig Group Partners, LLC. The conference was hosted in Port of Spain, the historic capital city of this island nation since 1757. Conference presenters included cultural heritage specialists, government officials, adaptation professionals, planners, and international experts on climate change who examined the impacts and shared best practices regarding climate change and sea level rise in the Caribbean and beyond. Flood risk assessment and Sea Level Rise visualizations of downtown Port of Spain and Nelson Island were showcased during a follow-on workshop open to residents and students.