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Coastal Flood Resilience Webinars

The CFRP works with other organizations to develop webinars on key topics related to coastal flood resilience and sea level rise. 

Taking the High Road: Strengthening Coastal Flood Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure
Nicholas Institute

Taking the High Road: Strengthening Coastal Flood Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure

Our transportation infrastructure must be “future proofed” to meet the challenges of rising sea levels and increased flooding. Bipartisan infrastructure legislation (such as the recently passed #IIJA ) authorizes a once-in-a-generation investment opportunity in new and upgraded transportation facilities—roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, and public transit. Many new transportation projects will be in coastal areas, home to almost forty percent of Americans. There is growing evidence that more severe storms and rising sea level pose a risk to transportation infrastructure in coastal areas. During this webinar, hear from experts in federal and state government and civil society on the steps that governments are and could be taking to make sure that new transportation investments are resilient to risks posed by coastal storm #flooding and rising sea levels. We’ve prepared a primer with the most up-to-date information on threats to coastal transportation infrastructure, the federal policy framework influencing resiliency of #coastaltransportation infrastructure, and state-level examples of initiatives to incorporate resiliency into decision-making. This will provide helpful context to webinar attendees and anyone else interested in this topic. Some of the questions addressed in the webinar include: * Are there new approaches or tools that can strengthen resilience of transportation investments to coastal storms and rising sea levels? * How can mechanisms such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard be used most effectively to reduce risk to transportation investments in coastal areas? * How can plans for new transportation infrastructure in coastal areas be coordinated with plans to adapt communities and ecosystems to more severe storms and rising seas? * What are the tools, policies, or regulations that have worked or are needed to support #coastalresilience planning in #transportationinfrastructure? Panelists describe how they incorporate #resiliency into #transportation decision-making, including the tools they have developed and their applicability across the United States. Panelists will have a facilitated discussion about challenges and opportunities associated with coastal transportation #infrastructure, including considerations for stakeholder engagement and equity. Taking the High Road: Strengthening Coastal Flood Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure is organized by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University in partnership with Resilience Roadmap and the Coastal Flood Resilience Project. Speakers: Jeffrey Peterson (moderator), co-facilitator of the Coastal Flood Resilience Project Heather Holsinger, Office of the Secretary of Transportation at U.S. Department of Transportation Jeremy Ketchum, California Department of Transportation Kym Meyer, Senior Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center; Leader of SELC's Government Accountability initiative Event information: https://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/events/taking-high-road-strengthening-coastal-flood-resilience-transportation-infrastructure
Living with Climate Change: Sea Level Rise
eesionline

Living with Climate Change: Sea Level Rise

More information at: https://www.eesi.org/051822climatechange The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to watch a briefing on policies and practices to address sea level rise. Sea level rise is a unique challenge for coastal communities and for policymakers. How will impacts from sea level rise compound impacts from extreme storm events? What infrastructure and communities will be impacted over different time horizons? When should funding be allocated to rebuild or armor coastlines and what are alternative options? What are the strengths and limitations of nature-based solutions for coastal resilience to sea level rise? Panelists discussed these questions and highlighted policy ideas and solutions that could start to shape a more robust U.S. response to sea level rise. This briefing is part of a series called Living with Climate Change that will run through June and focus on strategies, policies, and programs preparing communities around the country for four major climate threats: polar vortices, sea level rise, wildfires, and extreme heat. The series will run in parallel with another briefing series, Scaling Up Innovation to Drive Down Emissions, covering hydrogen, direct air capture, offshore wind, and electric vehicle infrastructure build-out. TABLE OF CONTENTS: 00:00 - Start 04:58 - Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative (D-Fla.) 09:06 - Susan Ruffo, Co-facilitator, Coastal Flood Resilience Project, Senior Advisor for Ocean and Climate, United Nations Foundation 27:17 - Robin Craig, Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law 44:06 - Lydia Olander, Director, Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University 56:00 - A.R. Siders, Assistant Professor, Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware 01:14:00 - Q&A Topics and Speakers: Representative Kathy Castor U.S. Representative (D-Fla.) Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/l01y0lJV50k?t=04m58s Susan Ruffo Co-facilitator, Coastal Flood Resilience Project, Senior Advisor for Ocean and Climate, United Nations Foundation Download Slides: https://www.eesi.org/files/Susan_Ruffo_Slides_051822.pdf Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/l01y0lJV50k?t=09m06s Robin Craig Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law Download Slides: https://www.eesi.org/files/Robin_Craig_Slides_051822.pdf Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/l01y0lJV50k?t=27m17s Lydia Olander Director, Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University Download Slides: https://www.eesi.org/files/Lydia_Olander_Slides_051822.pdf Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/l01y0lJV50k?t=44m06s A.R. Siders Assistant Professor, Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware Download Slides: https://www.eesi.org/files/Siders_Slides_051822.pdf Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/l01y0lJV50k?t=56m00s
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