Resilient Virginia’s Fall 2020 Resiliency Academy featured a series of four webinars highlighting some of the best resiliency planning tools available to help communities build the capacity to maintain critical functionality and vitality in the face of severe disturbances and chronic stressors.
David Herring, Director of Communication & Education at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Program Office, will demonstrate the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. This toolkit is a robust website of resources designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience.
Tonya Graham, the Executive Director of the Geos Institute, will guide you through their Climate Ready Communities program. The program is a “Do-It-Yourself” approach for local governments that features a Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience, a support package for using the guide, and other supplemental services. Click here to view Tonya’s annotated PowerPoint presentation from this event, including attendee remarks.
Chris Clavin, Research Environmental Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Community Resilience Group, will present their Community Resilience Planning Guide. This guide not only provides direction on how to plan for and implement measures to improve community resilience, it also introduces science-based tools to measure resilience and evaluate alternative strategies to achieve it.
Download the Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems — released October 2020.
Gwen Griffith, DVM, MS, Program Director with the Model Forest Policy Program (MFPP), with Ned Gardiner, Ph.D., Engagement Manager for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit with the NOAA Climate Program Office, will present on the Resilient Rural America Project training and resources.
Gwen and Ned will introduce participants to Module #1 and engage them in the development process for Module #2, which is underway now.
Click here to view Gwen and Ned’s PowerPoint presentation from this event.