Workshop

Focus Group: Rethinking Flood Protection and Resiliency through Natural Infrastructure

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    Focus Group: Rethinking Flood Protection and Resiliency through Natural Infrastructure

    Nature's unpredictable fury and extreme weather events now seem to have become the unfortunate norm for many counties across the nation. Traditional approaches for mitigating risks from storms are proving not to be enough, while the role nature itself can play is often overlooked. Natural or green infrastructure systems can best help counties become more resilient to extreme weather, while providing additional economic, health, and social benefits, too. This breakfast focus group session is an opportunity for county leaders to provide input into a new tool being developed to help counties determine the role nature can play in reducing flood risk. The Nature Conservancy will preview the beta version of this practical, online tool designed to help county leaders access best practice solutions to help mitigate flood risks for both coastal and river communities.

    Speakers:

    • Mr. Nathan Woiwode
    • Ms. Kathy Nothstine
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    2016-08-02
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    2020-09-09

Nature's unpredictable fury and extreme weather events now seem to have become the unfortunate norm for many counties across the nation. Traditional approaches for mitigating risks from storms are proving not to be enough, while the role nature itself can play is often overlooked. Natural or green infrastructure systems can best help counties become more resilient to extreme weather, while providing additional economic, health, and social benefits, too. This breakfast focus group session is an opportunity for county leaders to provide input into a new tool being developed to help counties determine the role nature can play in reducing flood risk. The Nature Conservancy will preview the beta version of this practical, online tool designed to help county leaders access best practice solutions to help mitigate flood risks for both coastal and river communities.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Nathan Woiwode
  • Ms. Kathy Nothstine
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