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

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES
March 13 EESI Briefing/Webcast
https://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/031320southeast
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Coastal Resilience in the Southeast
Science, Policies, and Programs Furthering Local Resilience Goals
Friday, March 13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2168 “Gold Room” Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SW
A 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