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Rural Resiliency Forum 2018

Resilient Virginia’s Rural Resiliency Forum was held October 23, 2018 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Presentations from this event are now available.

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Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region

Costs of Doing NothingRecent studies have pointed out the economic costs of rising temperatures, increased sea levels, and extreme weather events — all factors associated with climate change impact in the Southeast United States. Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region narrows down the data to the Hampton Roads area. This report looks at several scenarios for sea level rise and the economic consequences.

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2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

Presentations from the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference are now available. Listen to the Plenary Sessions, or view presentations on Food Security, Community Resiliency Planning, Tools for Sea Level Rise, and much more.

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Climate Change: Cost of Inaction for Maryland’s Economy

Climate Change: Cost of Inaction for Maryland’s EconomyThe Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) produced a report in November 2015 that expanded upon climate impacts addressed in the American Climate Prospectus. The report includes estimates on climate change’s effects on infrastructure, tourism, ecosystems, agriculture, water resources, and human health.

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Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture: Mitigating Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Climate on Crop Production

Climate Change Adaptation for AgricultureThe Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University produced this publication in 2014 outlining climate-related challenges facing agriculture and some options for mitigating and adapting to them. Included in the publication are adaptation strategies and conservation techniques touching on soil water-holding capacity, tillage, crop rotations, drainage, irrigation, nitrogen use, and buffers.

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Norfolk’s Resilience Strategy

Norfolk's Resiliency StrategyThe city of Norfolk, as a 100 Resilient Cities grantee, developed a Resilience Strategy that was published in October 2015. The stated goal of the plan is to reduce risks as well as embrace new ways of thinking and thriving in conditions that require continuous innovation. The full plan is available online.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • 8th Annual Four Generations of Leadership in Clean Energy & Sustainability Solutions Awards Celebration
    Date: December 3, 2021
    Location:

    “Weaving the Web of Sustainability and Restoration: A Call for Visionaries, Wayshowers and Doers”   
    Hosted by Leaders in Energy, they plan to recognize those illuminating the way toward “The Big Green…

  • Market Trends in Resilient and Sustainable Design
    Date: December 7, 2021
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    State-level changes to new rainfall design storms, new engineering standards that include climate change, and Executive Order 54 requirements for state buildings in Virginia will continue to influence client decisions and design endpoints. Join us…

  • 21st Century Schools: Cleaner and Greener
    Date: December 8, 2021
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    School districts staff, stakeholders, and design professionals will engage in a three-part educational series and hands-on virtual work session to lay the foundation to kickstart their own roadmaps to full decarbonization by mid-century. This…

  • EJSCREEN Office Hours
    Date: December 8, 2021
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    EPA is holding a set of ‘Office Hours’ for users of EJSCREEN, the Agency's environmental justice screening and mapping tool. These Office Hours will be a chance for the public to talk with EPA…

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Resilient Virginia News: October 2021

Resilient Virginia News – Oct. 2021: 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference Roundup; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Is Now Virginia Department of Energy; Governor Northam Announces $7.8 million in Community Flood Preparedness Grants; Two Virginia Scientists Selected for Prestigious Federal Role; Hogan, Northam Meet in Virginia Beach to Announce Climate Change Directive; Albermarle County Supports Climate Risk Assessment for Resiliency Planning; Fairfax County Undertakes Long-Term Resiliency Process; more.

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