July 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
This 90-minute webcast will highlight Climate Interactive’s new Green Infrastructure Decision Support Tool, followed by a presentation on the New York City Green Infrastructure Program’s efforts to incorporate climate resiliency into system planning.
Communities are feeling the effects of climate change now. As different parts of the country become drier or wetter, green infrastructure can improve resiliency by helping communities manage flood risk, prepare for drought, reduce urban heat island effects, and protect coasts. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to climate adaptation. However, sharing best practices, learning by doing, and iterative problem solving can help communities choose a suite of adaptation strategies to meet environmental, quality of life and public health goals.
This event is part of EPA’s Green Infrastructure Program 2014 Webcast Series sponsored by the Office of Wastewater Management.
- Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Director, Climate Interactive
- Alan Cohn, Director of Climate and Water Quality, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
- Carolina Griggs, Deputy Director of Planning Projections and Demand Management, Sustainability Division, New York City Department of Environmental Protection