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Secretary of Natural Resources- Commonwealth of Virginia: The Secretary of Natural Resources advises the Governor on natural resources issues and works to advance the Governor’s top environmental priorities. The Secretary oversees six agencies that protect and restore the Commonwealth’s natural and historic resources. The Secretary’s office and all of the natural resources agencies work together to uphold the provisions of Article XI of the Virginia Constitution, which guarantees public access to clean air and pure water.
Secretary of Public Safety- Commonwealth of Virginia: The Secretary of Public Safety assists the Governor in the development and implementation of public safety and homeland security policies. The Secretary supports the Governor’s strategic priorities through four established pillars of interagency collaboration: All-Hazards Emergency Response, Reducing Recidivism, Preventing Gun Violence, and Smart Policing. Additionally, the Secretary works to improve Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and assists the Governor in preparing for natural disasters.
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation- Floodplain Management: The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is one of six agencies under the Secretary of Natural Resources. As the state’s lead conservation agency, the Department protects Virginia’s open space, clean water, natural habitats, safe infrastructure and access to the outdoors.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management: The Virginia Department of Emergency Management works with local government, state and federal agencies and voluntary organizations to provide resources and expertise through the five mission areas of emergency management: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
Wetlands Watch: Wetlands Watch started in 1999 as a backyard group of Norfolk citizens concerned about dredging and wetlands destruction. Today, Wetlands Watch is the only statewide organization in the Eastern United States working at the grassroots level with a singular focus on saving wetlands. Wetlands Watch works to raise awareness, engage and educate all stakeholders and decision-makers about existing and potential sea level rise impacts, incorporate this threat into regional and local land-use plans and decisions, and develop and implement sea level rise adaptation plans.
Old Dominion University Resilience Collaborative: The ODU Resilience Collaborative (ODURC) is a consortium of leading scholars actively engaged in research, education, and outreach on critical issues for resilienceat the community, regional, national, and global levels. It replaces the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) as a coordinated, campus-wide effort for resilience collaboration. The ODU Resilience Collaborative creates and disseminates knowledge, develops and conducts innovative projects, and supports decision making about resilience issues. Key areas of focus include climate change and sea level rise, adaptation, cybersecurity, health, and community resilience.
VIMS Center for Coastal Resources Management: The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) develops and supports integrated and adaptive management of coastal zone resources. To fulfill this mission, the Center undertakes research, provides advisory service, and conducts outreach education.