On November 1st, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) held an online workshop to help identify leading practices for incorporating climate projections in community resilience planning. The workshop focused on sea level rise and coastal storm surge. CEE’s Ned Gardiner was a co-organizer for this workshop.
The workshop will help inform updates on climate resilience to NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide (CRPG) for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems (2015) for U.S. communities. Participants included community leaders for resilience and climate planning, infrastructure designers and engineers, interdisciplinary climate scientists, and officials with oversight of infrastructure systems.
The workshop explored case studies of leading practices for identifying, selecting and utilizing climate projections in infrastructure planning, documented transferable lessons for using this type of information, and connected infrastructure planning to justice and equity issues.
Case study locations and respective speakers included:
- New York city and state – Susanne Desroches, NYSERDA
- South Florida – Jennifer Jurado, Broward County Government
- San Francisco Bay – David Behar, SF Public Utilities Commission
For more information, contact Ned Gardiner.
Image credit: NIST