Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar

  • 21 February 2021
Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from 2-3 pm ET, CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications Program (COCA) and Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), in conjunction with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, hosted a webinar for their “Managing of Water Resources Along the Coast” community of practice. The closed-captioned recording is now available. 

Titled, “Investing in Adaptation: Design through Implementation,” it was the third in a webinar series designed to explore science and research topics relevant to the community of practice. The webinar focused on climate adaptation investments, strategies for building more resilient communities, and the challenges and cost of incorporating climate considerations into local planning efforts. 

The speakers included:

  • Ben Cohen, Director at Quantified Ventures, an impact investment intermediary firm that specializes in structuring outcomes-based financing, notably Social and Environmental Impact Bonds; 

  • Dr. Yu Zhang, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; and 

  • Dr. Philip Orton, Research Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology.

Future webinars will include a focus on tool tutorials, research topics and key scientific research. If you have recommendations for future topics or tools that you would like to see highlighted, please contact Nancy Beller-Simms and/or Jen Dopkowski.

Watch the latest closed-captioned recording - "Investing in adaptation: Design through implementation" »

View the second webinar recording - "Environmental justice/service equity: An equitable future within the water utility realm" »

View the first webinar recording - "Exploring socio-economic methodologies: Cost-benefit and beyond" »




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