As we work to build and shape more resilient communities that can withstand and recover from extreme weather events, we must recognize the key role natural environments can play in helping mitigate the devastating effects of these events. This workshop will explore the necessary and beneficial relationship between the built and the natural environments and how integrating elements of healthy ecosystems into efforts to modernize our nation’s infrastructure can increase the overall resiliency of communities across the nation.
Kara Reeve, Manager, Climate-Smart Communities Program, National Wildlife Federation
Paul Wagner, Senior Ecologist/Group I Manager, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jackie Ostfeld, Outdoors Policy Manager, Sierra Club
Bhaskaran Subramanian, Program Manager, Habitat Restoration and Conservation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Gerard Waites, Attorney, O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue, LLP, for United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters