How to Use This Guide

This guide provides a roadmap on how to realize a HighWaterLine in your own community, as well as some ideas for building community resilience to climate change at the local and regional level. We recommend you begin by reading the intentions of the HighWaterLine and then review the navigation to understand the …

A Letter From Eve & Heidi

We are excited that you are here and that you are interested in creating a HighWaterLine (or curious to learn more about this interdisciplinary initiative.) We worked really hard to bring the HighWaterLine to life in all of its incarnations. We were also incredibly lucky to collaborate with amazing communities from whom we learned an immense volume of new information. …

Intentions

HighWaterLine is an art project. HighWaterLine is grounded in scientific data. HighWaterLine localizes and personalizes climate change. HighWaterLine creates a new space for real conversations on climate change impacts as well as viable regional solutions. Meeting people where they are, both physically and philosophically is essential in all aspects of …

History

Curiosity HighWaterLine began with curiosity, Eve’s curiosity about what climate change would do to her own city – New York. She came across The Metro East Coast Assessment, a report that examined the expected changes in New York City’s coastline due to climate change. The report talked repeatedly about how …

Why Art?

Art has the capacity to communicate in ways that scientific reports or or shallow media coverage cannot. It can connect on a visceral and emotional level. When art is produced in public, by people living in the community, it becomes personal and relatable. When scientific data is translated into art …

Attribution/Licensing

HighWaterLine is licensed as a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) project. This means that you are welcome to use the guide to create your own HighWaterLine or, use it as inspiration for a similar project (others have included marking gerrymandered districts or areas under a particular threat). We ask …