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Fall 2020 Resiliency Academy: An Introduction to Four Resiliency Planning Guides

Resilient Virginia’s Fall 2020 Resiliency Academy  featured a series of four webinars highlighting some of the best resiliency planning tools available to help communities build the capacity to maintain critical functionality and vitality in the face of severe disturbances and chronic stressors.

Resilient Virginia's Resiliency Academy

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

September 23, 2020

David Herring, Director of Communication & Education at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Program Office, will demonstrate the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. This toolkit is a robust website of resources designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience.

David Herring
David Herring, Director of Communication & Education, NOAA Climate Program Office

Climate Ready Communities

October 7, 2020

Tonya Graham, the Executive Director of the Geos Institute, will guide you through their Climate Ready Communities program. The program is a “Do-It-Yourself” approach for local governments that features a Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience, a support package for using the guide, and other supplemental services. Click here to view Tonya’s annotated PowerPoint presentation from this event, including attendee remarks.

Tonya Graham, Executive Director of the Geos Institute
Tonya Graham, Executive Director, the Geos Institute

Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure

October 21, 2020

Chris Clavin, Research Environmental Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Community Resilience Group, will present their Community Resilience Planning Guide. This guide not only provides direction on how to plan for and implement measures to improve community resilience, it also introduces science-based tools to measure resilience and evaluate alternative strategies to achieve it.

Download the Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems — released October 2020.

Chris Clavin, Research Environmental Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Chris Clavin, Research Environmental Engineer, NIST's Community Resilience Group

Resilient Rural America Project

November 10, 2020

Gwen Griffith, DVM, MS, Program Director with the Model Forest Policy Program (MFPP), with Ned Gardiner, Ph.D., Engagement Manager for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit with the NOAA Climate Program Office, will present on the Resilient Rural America Project training and resources.

Gwen and Ned will introduce participants to Module #1 and engage them in the development process for Module #2, which is underway now.

Click here to view Gwen and Ned’s PowerPoint presentation from this event.

Gwen Griffith
Gwen Griffith, DVM, MS, MFPP Program Director
Ned Gardiner
Ned Gardiner, Ph.D., Engagement Manager, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, NOAA Climate Program Office

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