Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


This project focuses on how MassDEP can provide assistance to water utilities for adapting to climate change effects such as sea level rise, an increase in storm intensity and rising temperatures. Through interviews with MassDEP water experts, water associations and utilities, we identified ways MassDEP can assist utilities in adapting to changing weather conditions. Our final deliverable is a list of recommendations of how MassDEP can provide assistance to utilities in need of protecting themselves against potential weather related threats.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering