Tackling a Global Problem at the Community Level: Building Climate Resilience

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Climate change is a global phenomenon but resulting impacts, like flooding, habitat loss, shift in fisheries species, and urban warming are felt at the local level. Many communities wrestle with understanding the range of projected impacts and how to effectively plan for and respond to climate change. The Chesapeake Bay Program is developing resources and delivery mechanisms to assess impacts from changing climate conditions and sea level rise. Two regional experts will open a discussion on how the partnership can best support communities in addressing climate change impacts. Join the CRC Roundtable on Wednesday, January 27, from 12-1 p.m. to learn about the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup and discuss progress, challenges, and a way forward on delivering climate change information to local communities. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Speakers: Mark Bennett, Director, USGS West Virginia and Virginia Water Science Center and Co-Chair, Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup Julie Reichert-Nguyen, Natural Resources Specialist, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup