Hampton Roads/Charleston Coastal Resilience Knowledge Exchange

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Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1 p.m.
Friday, June 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. CDT

Charleston, SC, United States

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The Charleston Resilience Network is hosting a Hampton Roads/Charleston Coastal Resilience Knowledge Exchange. The goal of the workshop is to promote coastal resilience knowledge and learning among practitioners and to provide a forum to discuss a regional approach to coastal resilience issues. Training topics covered will include: planning for sea level rise and flooding, strategies to live with water (engineering and natural solutions), working with FEMA and the Community Rating System, building relationships with nonprofits, and building regional resilience capacity.


More about the Charleston Resilience Network:

The Charleston Resilience Network (CRN) is a volunteer-based effort composed of public and private sector stakeholder organizations within the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area that have a collective interest in the resilience of communities, critical infrastructure and socio-economic continuity to episodic natural disasters and chronic coastal hazards. The CRN works to foster a unified strategy and provide a forum to share science-based information, educate stakeholders and enhance long-term planning decisions that result in resilience.


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Michelle Covi

Confirmed Speaker

Michelle Covi is an assistant professor of practice at Old Dominion University in the Department of Ocean Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and part of the Virginia Sea Grant extension program. She conducts research and outreach activities for climate change adaptation and coastal resilience efforts for coastal Virginia with an emphasis ... Read More

Shanda Davenport, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

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Brian Swets, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Brian Swets is a Planning Administrator for the City of Portsmouth, with a focus on long range planning. He has been a planner for eleven years, and has worked for both Portsmouth and the City of Chesapeake. He has a BA in history from the College of William and Mary ... Read More

George Homewood, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

George M Homewood FAICP CFM *Currently Interim Director of Development, City of Norfolk; previously, Director of City Planning, City of Norfolk *More than 30 years of professional planning experience including having been planning director for more than 20 years during which time authored or co-authored multiple award-winning plans, policies and ... Read More

Ben McFarlane

Confirmed Speaker

Ben McFarlane is a Senior Regional Planner for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. Located in Chesapeake, Virginia, the Hampton Roads PDC is the regional planning organization for southeastern Virginia. Mr. McFarlane has worked primarily on the Commission’s coastal zone management efforts, including studies on climate change, sea level ... Read More

Contact Info

Rebekah Walker, DNRCTP@dnr.sc.gov