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Seminar

Collaborations Between Universities, Governments and Industries on Flooding Adaptation

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Starts On - July 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ends On - July 17, 2018 - 1:30pm
1100 Cavalier Boulevard
Chesapeake , VA 23323

Skip Stiles from Wetlands Watch will present on the Collaborative Laboratory on Sea Level Rise and Flooding Adaptation - "Collaboratory" a program to bring university programs with a community-based learning component (senior design/practicum/capstone studio, etc.) into the tidal localities in Virginia to work on practical approaches to adapting to increased flooding from rain and tides.

The effort is a partnership between Virginia Sea Grant, USGBC and Wetlands Watch (a Norfolk-based environmental organization) and has been running for three years.

The goal is to help localities find solutions while students gain real-world expertise in the growing area of practice around climate change/sea level rise. Past projects have generated many millions of dollars in implementation funding and participating students are gaining employment.

This event is co-presented with Resilient Virginia as part of a Virginia resiliency education series looking at how buildings and communities support statewide resiliency goals.