NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESMarch 13 EESI Briefing/Webcasthttps://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/031320southeastEnvironmental and Ener...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESMarch 13 EESI Briefing/Webcasthttps://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/031320southeastEnvironmental and Energy Study InstituteCoastal Resilience in the SoutheastScience, Policies, and Programs Furthering Local Resilience GoalsFriday, March 132:00 pm - 3:30 pmRoom 2168 “Gold Room” Rayburn House Office BuildingIndependence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SWA live webcast will be streamed at 2:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)“The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on initiatives that are helping protect Southeast ecosystems and communities from erosion, storms, and other coastal hazards. The briefing will showcase nature-based solutions that can protect human lives and property from extreme weather and flooding while creating habitat for wildlife and supporting various coastal industries. These techniques can also be paired with traditional “gray” infrastructure to meet a greater variety of planning needs.”“The panelists will describe the collaborative process between federal, state, and local stakeholders in collecting, sharing, and acting on scientific data to inform policy decisions around adaptation, thereby helping communities define and achieve their resilience goals. These projects can serve as a model for other regions experiencing similar issues.”“Speakers• Heidi Stiller South Regional Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)• Joanna Walczak Southeast Regional Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection• Todd Miller Executive Director, North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF)• Skip Stiles Executive Director, Wetlands Watch