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Learn about Resilient Virginia’s current and past projects and programs.

Albemarle County

In June 2022, Albemarle County published their Albemarle County’s Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Report. This research report, a year in the making, was funded by Piedmont Environmental Council, and developed by Resilient Virginia and Sobis Inc. The report analyzes primary hazards the county will face in the future, who and what will be most vulnerable to the hazards, and what risks will be most likely. Read more.

DOE Energy Resilience Project

Resilient Virginia is pleased to announce that the Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) project is scheduled to start in June 2023. This project, a collaboration between Virginia Energy, Resilient Virginia, and other organizations and institutions, will identify resilience metrics and develop a methodology to conduct energy resilience assessments in Historically Economically Disadvantaged Communities (HEDCs) in the state of Virginia. Stay tuned for more information.

Environmental Justice Data Project

Resilient Virginia is partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University Research Institute for Social Equity (RISE) and the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS) to use data and community engagement to shed light on climate justice issues and accelerate resiliency funding opportunities in the City of Richmond. The project is supported by a grant from the Windward Environmental Justice Data Fund. Read more.

Lynchburg Community Resilience Project

Lynchburg Rising: Beyond Survival to Environmental Justice, invited community members in Lynchburg to tell their stories about how flooding has impacted them and brought resources and workshops to four neighborhoods to help residents with flood issues. Read more.

Resilient Virginia Collaborative Alliance

The Resilient Virginia Collaborative Alliance (RVCA) empowers regional stakeholders to collaborate, share resources and tools, and significantly bolster the process of resiliency planning in communities located in Central and Southwest Virginia. Read more.