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2020 Resiliency Academy

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Fall 2020 Webinar Series:

An Introduction to Four Resiliency Planning Guides

Resilient Virginia’s Fall 2020 Resiliency Academy will feature a series of four webinars that highlight 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.
Resiliency Academy: Resilient Virginia

Registration

Cost: $10.00 for Members, $20.00 for non-members. See event descriptions below for registration options. Join Resilient Virginia now and receive discounts on all our 2020 Resiliency Academy events!

Current Members: please check your email for discounted registration information.

Sponsorship

Sign up as a Fall 2020 Resiliency Academy Sponsor here. Your company will receive recognition throughout the Fall series as well as additional benefits. Questions about sponsorship? Contact Annette Osso, Managing Director, at osso@resilientvirginia.org.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

September 23 • 1:00–2:30 PM

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.

Register for the September 23 Webinar

Please select a Registration option from the list below and then click “Register.” All payments are processed securely online through PayPal. Not a member yet? Join Resilient Virginia now and receive discounts on all our 2020 Resiliency Academy events!

Current Members: please check your email for discounted registration information.
  Nonmember Registration $20.00
  Individual Membership + 9/23 Academy Registration $60.00
Click here to see additional Membership + Registration options.

Climate Ready Communities

October 7 • 1:00–2:30 PM

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.

Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure

October 21 • 1:00–2:30 PM

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.

Resilient Rural America Project

November 11 • 1:00–2:30 PM

Gwen Griffith, Program Director with the Model Forest Policy Program (MFPP), with Ned Gardiner, NOAA’s Climate Visualization Project Manager, will present the Resilient Rural America Project training. RRAP consists of online modules to guide rural leaders and consultants through a process of risk assessment, identification of resilience strategies, and taking action.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
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