Announcing a webinar titled, Creating Resilient Cities: Land Use, Water Planning, and Climate Change
As we move into the 21st Century, choices about land use and water use will continue to affect how vulnerable or resilient our human communities and ecosystems are. According to the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (2014), climate change is expected to increase the cost of maintaining and improving our drinking water infrastructure, stress the reliability of existing water supplies, and increase the intensity of urban flooding (through heavy rain events) and droughts in the US.
Many water resources managers and planners are already encountering these new risks and vulnerabilities which may not be properly managed with the existing business-as-usual practices. This webinar will provide an overview of key strategies that can help increase the resilience of cities, economic development, and our communities’ quality of life by tapping into opportunities to connect land use planning with water management and vice-versa.
Cindy Dyballa, Principal, Sligo Creek Resources
Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO, AWE
Chitra Kumar, Deputy Associate Director for Water, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Nancy Steele, Executive Director, Council for Watershed Health
Drew Beckwith, Water Policy Manager, Western Resources Advocates