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Mitigation Actions and Opportunities to Address Community Flood Risk
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s
December 10-11, 2019
The ResilientAmerica Program is hosting the event, "Mitigation Actions and Opportunities to Address Community Flood Risk," that will bring together stakeholders from four communities that participated in ResilientAmerica’s community dialogues on flood mitigation—Savannah and Tybee Island, GA; Biloxi, MS; Roanoke, Salem, and Vinton, VA; and Ellicott City, MD—as well as other experts and community practitioners, and representatives from local, federal, and state agencies to engage in an interactive discussion focused on solutions and actions for mitigating and building resilience to flood risk.
The purpose of this event is to:
- Share information learned during the community dialogues and provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and networking;
- Explore ways to address flood mitigation challenges; and
- Learn about federal and state resources available to communities for mitigation.
This event will include:
- Two expert panels; one focused on addressing flood mitigation challenges and one on the use of science and data to inform flood mitigation investments.
- A panel of representatives from each of the four communities who will share some of their successful mitigation actions.
- Group discussion about community experiences and challenges with addressing flood risks.
- Two panels of representatives from state and federal agencies who will share information about funding opportunities and ways to leverage resources and find innovative solutions to funding flood mitigation efforts.
We look forward to having you join us!