Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

Upcoming Webinar Series:


Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities

Presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Assessing Vulnerability of Water Conveyance Infrastructure from a Changing Climate in the Context of a Changing Landscape

Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST

Alex WilsonPresenter: Michael Simpson, Co-Director, Antioch Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience; Chair, Department of Environmental StudiesAICP Credit Pending
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This webinar will present how to assess the vulnerability of a community’s road crossings and storm water systems to increased run-off events. The approaches presented here has been tested and refined from applied research over the last ten years, which in part was funded by NOAA and US EPA, and carried out for communities from rural, peri-urban and urban watersheds in New England and the upper Midwest. An assessment protocol to target specific vulnerable location within a community due to increases in run-off is the main focus of this webinar.  How to identify catchments at risk, as well as determine what would be needed to build peak-flow capacity into the storm water system will be covered.  Once the vulnerable locations are known, a prioritization approach to determine which road crossings are deemed the most vulnerable is the next step in the protocol. This will be followed by specific strategies to mitigate the future impact of increased run-off, as well as discussion of avoiding maladaptive approaches. Finally, marginal cost and avoided damage costs analyses will be introduced as an important step to be done in conjunction with any storm water vulnerability assessment. This webinar is the next in the series, Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities, presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Contact Christa Daniels, AICP for questions at cdaniels1@antioch.edu Sponsored by NNECAPA


 

Vision

Resilient communities that safeguard public health, welfare, and quality of life.

Mission

Strengthen communities to prepare, respond and recover in the face of climate impacts and other disruptions through collaborative, innovative solutions. Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience delivers applied research, consulting, and education and training.  Our approach is solutions oriented, pragmatic, participatory, and inclusive and is based on change leadership best practices and systems thinking.  We focus on stakeholder capacity building at the local scale (watershed, municipal, county, region) of preparedness and resilience nationally and internationally, with an explicit awareness of social and climate justice.

 

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