A Rising Chesapeake
By 2100, the Chesapeake Bay is expected to rise around six feet from 2020 levels, leading to a disruption, that if not answered, will be unlike anything we have seen during humanity's brief time on earth.
The Chesapeake Project has one goal — to promote the design of multi-disciplined projects that will allow each unique community to thrive in the face of climate change and sea level rise. The ultimate goal will be to lead a fundamental change in how people live and interact with the water.
The Chesapeake Bay is the world's second or third largest estuary, depending on how it is measured. The ways that we adapt with the Chesapeake in the face of rising seas should serve as a bellwether of life within an estuary's low lying areas.
the built and natural environments to a rising Cheapeake
Protecting Small Towns
When push comes to shove, cities like Baltimore, Norfolk, Manhattan, will have the funds to adapt to the rising sea levels. The small towns scattered along the waterfront, crucial to the waterman and agricultural communities, will be left behind because the costs of existing adaptation methods are too high for such small populations.
We see the need to adapt these communities, the backbone of the Chesapeake, to the rising seas. But we believe in one key ideal — nobody should profit off of climate change.
The Chesapeake Project is in the process of becoming a non-profit organizing, with a mission to become the expert on the issues, educating anyone on the them, while aiding in forming tangible solutions for each town.