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Building Local Resilience to Climate Change: Tools & Sustainable Jersey Actions for Communities
May 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
This workshop will review tools and actionable steps that communities can take to be more prepared and resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools were developed and vetted by public, non-profit and academic partners throughout the state, including Sustainable Jersey’s Task Forces. As such, they represent some of the most current resiliency tools available to New Jersey municipalities. Topics to be covered include the NJ Municipal Resilience Cycle, coastal and tidally influenced vulnerability assessments, extreme temperature event plans, emergency preparedness self-assessments (“Getting to Resilience”), emergency communications for vulnerable populations, and more.
Who should attend? The workshop is intended for planners, engineers, emergency managers, local officials, green teams and citizens and organizations interested in learning about local resiliency tools and actionable steps. You don’t need to be a Sustainable Jersey community to benefit from the workshop, although you’ll probably want to join the growing list of registered communities afterwards!
For agenda and speaker bios click here. Sustainable Jersey has applied for AICP credits for this workshop.
This workshop will be offered in southern New Jersey at the ACUA on May 20th. See the Sustainable Jersey calendar for details and registration information.
Registration will begin at 9:00. Program will run from 9:30-11:30.
Co-Hosted by: The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Office of Emergency Management & Office of Planning