Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience


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).

Antioch University New England United States Environmental Protection Agency

Thursday, January 29, 2015
12:00 – 1:15 PM EST

Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment

Dr. Rob Roseen
, Associate at Geosyntec Consultants in Portsmouth, NH

1.25 AICP credits

This webinar addresses assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy. Participants will leave this webinar with knowledge about the latest innovative approaches to understand the effects of inland flooding and apply low-impact development (LID), site design, and smart growth practices at different scales of implementation. There will be reference to pioneering hydrology-based, sub-watershed approaches that have shown mitigation potential not only for storm water and flooding, but to the loss and degradation in water quality.


Space is limited!


Previous Webinars

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 Studies1.25 AICP credits

How vulnerable are your road crossings to future storm run-off events? Do you know which vulnerable road crossings should be addressed first?  Are you interested in strategies to maintain watershed resilience to mitigate future run-off events?

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 have been tested and refined from 10 years of applied research funded in part by NOAA and US EPA, and carried out for communities from rural, peri-urban and urban watersheds in New England and the upper Midwest.

Michael Presented:

  • An assessment protocol for targeting specific vulnerable locations within a community due to increases in run-off;
  • How to identify catchments at risk;
  • How to determine what would be needed to build peak-flow capacity into the storm water system;
  • How to determine which road crossings are most vulnerable;
  • Specific strategies to mitigate the future impact of increased run-off and to avoid maladaptive approaches; and
  • An introduction to marginal-cost and avoided-damage costs analyses.

Missed our first webinar? Watch Alex Wilson’s webinar “Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities”

This webinar is part of 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).  For more information or to view past webinars on this series, visit our website

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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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