Ad Hoc Water Committee and TownGreen present “Inundation District”


SECOND SHOWING TONIGHT: Ad Hoc Water Committee and TownGreen present “Inundation District”

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 at 7:00-8:30 PM in the Brenner Room here at the Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street


In a time of rising seas and of dollars erecting a new district along its coast — on landfill, at sea level. Unlike other places imperiled by climate change, this neighborhood of glass towers housing some of the world’s largest companies was built well after scientists began warning of the threats, including many at its renowned universities. The city, which already has more high-tide flooding than nearly any other in the United States, called its new quarter the Innovation District. But with seas rising inexorably, and at an accelerating rate, others are calling the neighborhood by a different name: Inundation District.

From the makers of Sacred Cod and Entangled (both of which were based in part in Gloucester), Inundation District is a 79-minute film produced by The Boston Globe, which premiered in the fall of 2023 as the closing night film of the GlobeDocs Film Festival.

After the movie screening, Dr. Jayne Knott, president of HydroPredictions and TownGreen board member, will be on hand for Q&A.

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