CityLinks Coastal Resilience Webinar

ICMA’s CityLinks program will host a free climate change adaptation webinar on April 1st at 10 am EST.

ARTICLE | Mar 4, 2014

Coastal communities are among the most vulnerable areas impacted by the effects of climate change. Prone to sea-level rise, land erosion, and coastal flooding, it has become crucial for these cities to develop climate-resilient plans to protect their communities. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) invites you to participate in a webinar on April 1st at 10 am EST hosted by the USAID-funded CityLinks program.

Join Dr. Ben Strauss, (Climate Central), Lee Jay Feldman (Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission), and Jonathan Cook (Global Climate Change Team at the United States Agency for International Development) to hear about the effects of climate change and how to better protect your coastal community.

You will learn about:

  • The latest technology for analyzing the effects of sea level rise
  • Case studies from coastal communities in Maine
  • Examples of infrastructure built to withstand the impacts of climate change in international cities

Please click here to register for the webinar. Visit our website to learn more about CityLinks, which enables municipal officials in developing and decentralizing countries to draw on the resources of their U.S. counterparts to find sustainable solutions to challenges of adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change; to improve food security; and to increase access to water and sanitation services. Please follow us on Twitter @ICMACityLinks and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CityLinks2014.

For more information on climate change, join our Climate Preparedness, Adaptation, and Resilience group on the Knowledge Network. Complete your Knowledge Network profile by registering at www.icma.org/kn. Questions? Contact Emily Elledge at eelledge@icma.org.

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