Antioch University New England is hosting the 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference on April 30, May 1 and May 2nd 2018 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.
Planning and Process Track
Participants in this session gained a comprehensive practical understanding of how to conduct a vulnerability assessment of their community with regards to the effects of flooding, whether generated by precipitation or short-term sea-level rise, and mitigating the effects on city functions.
This session covered:
Identifying zones of risk from projected flooding
How best to engage in dialogue about future threats
How best to prioritize a response to impacts
Participants left this session with tools to communicate effectively and devise regional adaptation strategies with the participation of a wide-range of stakeholders from municipal governments, active community groups, NGOs and Federal agencies.
Moderator: Catherine Morris, Senior Mediator & Facilitator – Consensus Building Institute
Nancy Gassman, Assistant Director of Public Works – City of Fort Lauderdale
Jessica Whitehead – North Carolina Sea Grant, Carolina Integrated Sciences & Assessments