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Built Environment-- Resilient Water Features

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Thu, Jan 24, 2019 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM PST

Climate change is expected to produce heavier rainfalls and more intense storms that can contaminate lakes and estuaries, while rising seas drive stronger currents that combine to erode shorelines. Resilient communities will need to be able to live with more water in motion. This session uses water resources planning and adaptation to better prepare for the next emergency, and to sustainably manage flooding and sea level rise. It covers a range of climate adaptation from coastal adaptation with living shorelines (Burdick), and municipal resiliency for inland flooding as it relates to green infrastructure (Roseen). Participants will leave this session with an appreciation of reorganizing and maintaining the landscape to mitigate projected impacts through enhanced knowledge of nature-based infrastructure, application of low-impact development, site design, and other smart growth practices to address climate effects.