HighWaterLine: New Jersey

April 10, 2022

The HighWaterLine: New Jersey is a public-facing project for spring 2022 organized by Christina Gerhardt, the 2021-22 Barron Visiting Professor in the Environmental Humanities in the High Meadows Environmental Institute, that will walk and chalk New Jersey’s future shoreline as projected by science.

A series of panels will engage the public and present the impacts of sea-level rise on the New Jersey shoreline by examining the science related to sea-level rise, how the humanities can translate and make science more accessible, and the solutions that architecture, design, engineering and public policy can offer.

Go to the first link above to register to attend in Princeton’s Betts Auditorium (Princeton University ID holders only) or via Zoom livestream (open to all). Face coverings are REQUIRED for in-person attendance. Info on panels and speakers panel below.

HighWaterLine: New Jersey

Wed. April 13, 2022・Noon-1:30 pm - Betts Auditorium

Presenting the Science

  • Benjamin Strauss, CEO and Chief Scientist, Climate Central
  • Robert Kopp, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Co-director of the University Office of Climate Action, Rutgers University
  • Lisa Auermuller, Assistant Manager, Rutgers University/Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • What are the potential impacts of sea-level rise in New Jersey?

Wed, April 20, 2022・Noon-1:30 pm - Betts Auditorium

Translating Science Into Art

  • Karen Florini, Vice President for Programs, Climate Central
  • Jeff Whetstone, Director and Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
  • Dawn Dedeaux, Photographer, New Orleans

Wed, May 4, 2022・Noon-1:30 pm - Betts Auditorium


  • Mario Gandelsonas, Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture and Professor of School of Architecture, Princeton University
  • A.R. Siders, Assistant Professor in the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
  • James Waltman, Executive Director, The Watershed Institute


Coming up in April 2022: High Water Line: New Jersey

Details here: https://environment.princeton.edu/highwaterline/