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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Read more about “this national, coastal resilience strategy session involving scholars from various disciplines from 16 colleges and universities” at 13newsnow.com.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
A group of local experts, including those from CCRFR, discussed improvements to flood-prone areas in Hampton Roads with U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott on May 15. Scott was in the Southeast Community park off of 16th Street and Walnut Avenue to informally introduce the Building Up Infrastructure to Limit Disasters through Resilience Act, which… Read more »