Improving coastal resiliency through vulnerability assessment and natural adaptation prioritization

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT / 7 UTC

Join us Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2pm ET for a webinar on Improving coastal resiliency through vulnerability assessment and natural adaptation prioritization

Presented by: Dr. Patrick Crist of PlanIt Forward LLC.

A consortium of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US federal agencies, and other organizations recently assessed the vulnerability of US coasts to a variety of flooding threats and identified areas of natural value or potential to provide resiliency to human assets and populations. This webinar will present results from seven “targeted watersheds” –Charleston Harbor (South Carolina), Delaware Bay (Delaware and New Jersey), Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island and Massachusetts), Portland and Midcoast Maine, St. Johns River (Florida), San Francisco Bay and Coast, Savannah River (Georgia) – that were assessed by NatureServe using its Vista decision support software. The work included extensive stakeholder engagement via multiple workshops and webinars and produced reports, data packages, and decision support systems for each watershed. These products are now available to the public. This work was led by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) with the collaboration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), NatureServe, and the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC). The webinar will be presented by Dr. Patrick Crist who led the NatureServe projects and is now Principal of PlanIt Forward LLC.

Co-sponsors: OCTO (OpenChannels, The Skimmer, MPA News, EBM Tools Network)

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