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Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative addresses the broad issue of increasing the nation’s resilience to disasters. This book defines “national resilience”, describes the state of knowledge about resilience to hazards and disasters, and frames the main issues related to increasing resilience in the United States. It also provide goals, baseline conditions, or performance metrics for national resilience and outlines additional information, data, gaps, and/or obstacles that need to be addressed to increase the nation’s resilience to disasters. Additionally, the book’s authoring committee makes recommendations about the necessary approaches to elevate national resilience to disasters in the United States.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions

pubart-greenbuilding-climateresislienceThis report from the University of Michigan and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) includes regional impact information and building adaptation strategy. For the Southeast U.S. these include: sea-level rise; increased heat-related stresses for people, plants and animals; decreased water availability; and increased damage from higher intensity hurricanes and storm surges.

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Designing for a Resilient America: A Stakeholder Summit on High Performance Resilient Buildings and Related Infrastructure

pubart-designing-for-resilient-america Given the gravity of manmade and natural hazard events of the last decade, designing buildings that not only offer resistance, but continue to function after a catastrophic event, are significant challenges to government and the building industry. The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) has recommended better understanding of the role of design and construction in infrastructure resilience.

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  • Water Rising: Equitable Approaches to Urban Flooding
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Location: Online webinar

    From localized flood events to extreme storms, hurricanes, andrising sea levels, floodwaters are rising around the nation. Water knows nojurisdictional boundaries, but flooding impacts often do. Historical injusticesand a lack of infrastructure investment have…

  • Clean Energy Virginia Webinar 4: Utility Scale Solar, Onshore Wind
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Location: https://covaconf.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=covaconf&service=6&rnd=0.5663398969852965&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcovaconf.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000469f088eaa08d4c8b83e0b00866f8415efde2025dffa03baf38896a6e9f20cbfd%26siteurl%3Dcovaconf%26confViewID%3D165033260632518387%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQK9MJBL1hMqFjKfzzyHIdkD1C0fhSf_wF26PfMR38txQ2%26

    This webinar is hosted by Governor Northam's office and the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). Presenters will provide an overview of the goals and objectives of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA)…

  • Climate change is bad for your health: University of Maryland Climate and Sustainability Webinars, 2020
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Location: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsf-CgrzwsGtIflZMd3qJ8dZ0k94bssm_B

    Increasing summer heat (and winter cold in some areas), more severe flooding from storms and more frequent tidal flooding are health hazards. Learn how to protect yourself and your family and how the social…

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

Latest News & Resources

COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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