Does your community need help with climate change adaptation planning?
EcoAdapt, in partnership with Virginia Tech, is excited to offer support for up to eight communities to undertake a stakeholder-driven climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning workshop (1-2 days). We are looking for interested communities who are creating, updating or implementing a local plan (e.g., comprehensive/general, hazard mitigation, neighborhood). The goal of these workshops is to build local capacity for climate change adaptation, improve understanding about local climate change vulnerabilities, and develop implementable adaptation responses. Following the workshop, each community will receive a climate adaptation action plan focused on specific issues identified and discussed during the workshop. The action plan will summarize local climate vulnerabilities and impacts, as well as adaptation strategies and actions designed to minimize vulnerabilities and increase community resilience.
EcoAdapt and Virginia Tech are convening these workshops as part of an ongoing National Science Foundation-funded study to determine what factors support effective adaptation learning and catalyze post-workshop action. Participants will be asked to respond to surveys before and after the workshop to assess learning and outcomes.
If your community is interested in being considered as a workshop site, please let us know using this application form. Applications must be submitted by 30 August 2019 and you will be contacted by EcoAdapt in the fall.
The DWR Climate Change Program is happy to assist our IRWM groups with the application and planning process. Please contact Jennifer Morales at Jennifer.Morales@water.ca.gov for more information.
For questions about EcoAdapt please contact Lara J. Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt (206) 201-3834