March 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Developing a Plan for Public Information (Activity 330), Coverage Improvement Plan (Activity 370)
March 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) invites interested parties to join in a virtual presentation of the research plan developed to inform coastal green infrastructure strategies to enhance the resiliency of New York City.
The Hudson River Estuary Program and the New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Department of City Planning have released a research plan on the use of nature-based features (or coastal green infrastructure) to protect the coastal areas of New York City from erosion and flooding. The plan was developed by ARCADIS and the Steven's Institute of Technology.
As a partner and funder of the effort, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) invites interested parties to join this webinar presentation of the research plan developed to inform coastal green infrastructure strategies for enhancing the resiliency of New York City.
The research plan consists of two sections. The first outlines research needs that cut across all coastal green infrastructure strategies. Examples of cross-cutting research needs include mapping which coastal green infrastructure strategies are most appropriate for specific shoreline reaches, and the development of baseline data (e.g. ice, wake, wave, sediment) and monitoring protocols that are consistent across agencies. The second section consists of research needs that are specific to one or a selected group of coastal green infrastructure strategies like improving understanding of which types of wetland vegetation work best to attenuate waves. More information on the research plan is available here.
To register for the webinar, visit this link (registration password is RESEARC). Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
For additional assistance, please contact Mike Jennings at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 07, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sustainable Jersey and Clean Ocean Action have teamed up to inspire coastal towns to focus on watershed-wide water quality improvements. This webinar will review the components of the Blue Star program and discuss how you can leverage your existing Sustainable Jersey efforts and showcase your towns’ initiatives to promote healthy waters and implement environmentally sound policies and practices.
Nearly all of New Jersey's waters fail to meet the fishable, swimmable, and drinkable goals set forth in current laws and regulations. Most of the issues are a result of our everyday actions and the way we use land and water resources. That is why Sustainable Jersey and Clean Ocean Action have teamed up to inspire coastal towns to focus on watershed-wide water quality improvements.
Clean Ocean Action’s Blue Star program highlights the Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at water quality protection and supports community efforts to become a leader in environmental stewardship.
This webinar will review the components of the Blue Star program and discuss how you can leverage your existing Sustainable Jersey efforts and showcase your towns’ initiatives to promote healthy waters and implement environmentally sound policies and practices.
Catie Tobin, Marine Science and Education Coordinator for Clean Ocean Action (COA)
James Rokosny, Raritan River Week
April 24, 2015 - 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
This is the first webinar in the "Along the Urban Path" four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path serves as a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. In this first webinar, panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective.
This is the first webinar in the "Along the Urban Path" four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University (ASU) and The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF).
Along the Urban Path serves as a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resiliency” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future. Presenters representing different disciplines will then take participants down different avenues using three resilience mechanisms -- social, ecological, and technological – and where these avenues converge. The result will be a workable framework using S.E.T.S. (Social, Ecological, Technological Systems) that decision makers can use in planning for a more sustainable future.
In this first webinar, panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective.
Moderator: Nancy Grimm, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU
As with all SFF webinars, there will be time after the panelist presentations for audience questions, and the webinars will be recorded and available in the Archives on www.ssfonling.org.
Attendees, curious minds, practitioners, and the general public are invited to dialogue about the webinars and the topic of “urban resilience” before and after the four live events on the Security & Sustainability Forum LinkedIn Group page at linkedin.com/groups/Security-Sustainability-Forum-8236511 in the designated conversation thread.
March 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
This one-hour session will introduce FEMA’s Community Rating System, how it operates, the costs and benefits for communities, where to get help, and how to apply. The target audience is local officials, floodplain managers, and members of the public interested in flood protection.
The Community Rating System (CRS) provides reduced premiums for flood insurance policy holders in communities that implement programs and activities that exceed the minimum criteria for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. If your community conducts floodplain mapping, regulatory, loss reduction, emergency management, and/or public information activities, you could benefit from this program.
This webinar is for people new to the Community Rating System (CRS), especially from communities that are not yet in the program.
November 20, 2014 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Atlantic CityACCC Room 316 League of Municipalities Conference Atlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City, NJ
In the aftermath of Super-storm Sandy we learned most Code Officials responded with no training, no protection, no communications and no standards for inspection.
Thursday, November 20th
10:00 AM - ACCC Room 316
An eye-opening experience with video and photos: this presentation is produced for Administrators, Elected Officials & their Code Officials.
Prepare and protect your Municipality!
Produced by Dennis Pino & Nick Fabiano - Robert LaCosta Moderator
More information and registration is here at the NJLM website.
November 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Learn how this coastal city used community engagement to move a variety of sustainability initiatives forward, including the Baltimore Energy Challenge, its Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan, the Growing Green initiative and its Green, Healthy, Smart Challenge in local schools, among other programs.
This free, one-hour webinar, sponsored by Crescent Electric Supply Company, will feature Baltimore Sustainability Director Beth Strommen and four key staff members who will describe how these programs and community engagement components support a sustainable and resilient Baltimore.
Register now to attend this live webinar on Thursday, Nov. 13, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (noon Mountain, 1 p.m. Central and 2 p.m. Eastern).
Register at the Sustainable City Network website.
November 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 am
Presenter: Michael Simpson, MS, MA, Co-Director, AUNE Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, and Chair, Department of Environmental Studies
Moderator: Irene Boland Nielson, MPA, Climate Change Coordinator at U.S. EPA
This webinar will present results from NOAA and U.S. EPA funded research from 2007 through 2013, in the context of rural, the peri-urban, and urban watersheds in New England and the upper Midwest. This research examined the hydrologic impact of climate change and land use scenarios on existing water conveyance infrastructure. The built infrastructure in the watersheds were assessed and mapped in order to generate multiple build-out analyses for the watersheds using current land use regulations. Vulnerable infrastructure was identified and a marginal cost analysis was completed for alternative actions of response.
Participants will learn how these studies informed community resilience that increased stakeholder capacity at the local level in adapting to change. 1.25 AICP Credits are available.
Register for this webinar at the Antioch University website.
January 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Presenter: Dr. Rob Roseen, Associate at Geosyntec Consultants in Portsmouth, NH
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. AICP credit pending.
Register for this workshop at the Antioch University website.
May 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:10 pm
In this webinar, you will join panelists from the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program and the Gullah/Geechee Nation, in exploring the importance of understanding social vulnerability and resilience, and how to develop partnerships to address those same issues in your work.
This is the first training presentation in a webinar series that provides you with the tools and resources to integrate social vulnerability into your climate adaptation work. Hosted by the Model Forest Policy Program, this series brings together climate adaptation practitioners and those focusing on environmental and social justice issues.