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Climate Resilience 101 for Municipalities

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Dedham Historical Society

612 High Street

Dedham, MA 02026

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Charles River Watershed Association cordially invite you to attend:

Climate Resilience 101 for Municipalities


Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Speakers
Emily Norton, Executive Director
Pallavi Mande, Director of Blue Cities
Julie Wood, Director of Projects

Small Group Discussions and Next Steps

Complimentary vegetarian lunch provided



This is part of a series of afternoon briefings CRWA is offering for municipal elected officials to discuss what is coming in terms of weather-related threats to their communities, and to share ideas about concrete actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts.

  • Local governments are on the front lines when it comes to dealing with climate change.

  • From flooding to drought to heat waves and extreme storms, climate change is bringing significant weather-related challenges to communities in the Charles River watershed.

  • According to the National Climate Assessment released in November 2018, these impacts will only grow over time.

  • Local decisions made about land use, development and stormwater management can alleviate or compound these impacts.

  • While local officials make decisions within their borders, decisions made by upstream communities have significant and costly impacts on downstream communities.

The Baker Administration is offering Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) and Action Grants to help communities invest in climate resilience – we want to ensure municipal leaders have the data you need to apply this funding most effectively.

CRWA has a long history helping our watershed communities make decisions to protect and restore the river by investing in nature-based solutions; these tools will also build community resilience to climate change. Community leaders in the Charles River watershed will be invited to continue a watershed-focused resilience conversation beyond this initial informational session.

RSVP by Thursday, November 14. Questions? Contact Nishaila Porter at nporter@crwa.org or (781) 788-0007 x247.






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