Posts Categorized: Recent News

Catch The King Tide

“The Virginian-Pilot and media partners at the Daily Press, WHRO Public Media and WVEC-TV are teaming up in an effort this fall to help improve our understanding of high tides. We’re inviting you to join us. It’s a citizen-science crowdsourcing project, and a unique one. In no other community – in the U.S., at least… Read more »

[Event Follow-Up] Hampton Roads Resilience Forum- How the Region Works with Water

Building resilience will take more than just one community. It will require several communities to gather, share knowledge and work together to create a more protected and sustainable environment. – Inside Business The Hampton Roads Resilience Forum (sponsored by Inside Business, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Chamber) took place on August 22, 2017 at… Read more »

[Story] New project gives virtual tour of flooding hotspot Tangiers Island

Google Streetview and The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Encyclopedia Virginia have launched a virtual tour of Virginia’s Tangier Island, a climate and flooding-affected area, according to a new article from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. According to VFH, If no immediate action is taken, the island could disappear in the next 25-50 years, making the residents… Read more »

[Upcoming Event] Hampton Roads Resilience Forum- How the Region Works with Water

Mark your calendars! On August 22nd, 2017 the Hampton Roads Resilience Forum will take place at Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Sponsored by Old Dominion University, the forum’s focus is to advance economic development and public policy. CCRFR’s very own, Emily Steinhilber along with several others who’s expertise range from science, technology to infrastructure management are set to… Read more »

VIMS Acknowledged for their Flooding Resiliency Efforts

Derek Loftis  of Virginia Institute of Marine Science (also a CCRFR partner) was recently nationally recognized for his “efforts to make Hampton Roads more resilient to flooding from storm surge, tides and rain.” read more about his efforts here. Watch below for footage of VIMS accepting the 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge- Best Practices… Read more »

Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding

The Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding is devoted to providing strategic recommendations on how to decrease the negative impacts of recurrent flooding and coastal storms. CCRFR representatives Emily Steinhilber, Mark Luckenbach and Elizabeth Andrews presented at the subcommittee meeting on Tuesday June 20, 2017. Click Here to view the slideshow.

The Hampton Roads Flood Adaptation Forum

Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission plan and host quarterly meetings to bring together professionals in adaptation. Among those who participate include local municipal government staff, scientific experts, private sector engineers, state and federal agency staff, NGOs and other stakeholders. The quarterly forums are hosted to facilitate regional coordination,… Read more »

Interdependency in Resilience Conference

The Interdependency in Resilience Conference took place in Norfolk VA from May 2nd-4th, 2017. Read more about how the conference turned out here. The conference was jointly hosted by the City of Norfolk’s Mayor, The Honorable Kenneth Alexander, and the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Denis Mercier, and featured contributors from across the civil, private… Read more »

Hampton Roads Premiere of “Tidewater” Film

The Hampton Roads premiere of “Tidewater,” a film about sea level rise and the problems it poses in Coastal Virginia for both residents and the military. The movie screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Roger Sorkin and various experts featured in the film. The screening is free but guests are asked… Read more »