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Rural Resiliency Forum

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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  • Bridging the Partisan Divide with Resilience Solutions
    Date: March 1, 2021
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    North Carolina is emerging as a model for how to move equitable climate adaptation and resilience policy forward in a deeply “purple” state. Join the planners and policy makers who are forging partnerships at…

  • A conversation about climate change mitigation and resilience
    Date: March 2, 2021
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    As a new presidential administration and Congress take office amid compounding historic challenges, Brookings’s Blueprints for American Renewal & Prosperity provides a series of innovative, implementable federal policy ideas to inform a new…

  • Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) Annual Conference
    Date: March 8, 2021
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    March 8-10, 2021 (mornings through lunchtime) | Virtual this year!

    The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) annual conference addresses lakes and watersheds, engineering and life sciences, facilities, maintenance, public works, consulting, academic research,…

  • VA League of Conservation Voters - Community Science Findings
    Date: March 9, 2021
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    Come join Virginia LCV as we partner with the Science Museum of Virginia’s Community Science Catalyst, Devin Jefferson. He will be sharing how the urban design of our community affects air quality, why…

Latest News & Resources

Resilient Virginia News: December 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Dec. 2020: Retrospective on 2020; Looking Ahead to 2021; Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan Announced; Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s Fall Webinar Series 2020; Virginia Clean Energy Summit and the Path to Decarbonization; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; National Economic Transition Platform Supports Exit From Coal-Driven Economies; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: September 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Sept. 2020: Resilient Academy Webinar Series; Annual Meeting Recap; Annette Osso Receives Award; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; New Congressional Climate Resilience Reports; Proposed Federal Legislation Supports Resiliency; more.

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