May News and Events Roundup

Successful CCoP Workshop Held on Tybee Island, GA 

Our 3rd in-person meeting was held on Tybee Island, GA, April 13-15. A big thank you to all those that attended and presented!  All the presentations have been uploaded to the workshop page. We will share the final report next month!
Our meeting was mentioned in this SavannahNow article discussing the news story below:
Tybee Island Council Adopts Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan
On April 14, Jason Evans, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Stetson University, gave a final presentation of the Tybee Island Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan for consideration by the Tybee Island City Council. This presentation was the capstone of a multi-year National Sea Grant-funded Community Climate Adaptation Initiative award to Georgia Sea Grant for outreach and technical assistance for sea level rise planning within the City of Tybee Island.
 
Diverse tools used in this project included the Vulnerability Consequences and Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS) process, the NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer, and custom geospatial benefit-cost modeling of stormwater and shoreline stabilization action scenarios.
 
Recommended adaptation actions presented at the City Council meeting and contained in the final report include:
  1. Near-term elevation of the US Highway 80 causeway between Wilmington Island and Tybee Island
  2. Near-term elevation of two public water supply well houses at risk of storm surge flooding
  3. Retrofit and upgrades of stormwater infrastructure in several low-lying areas of Tybee Island
  4. Enhanced dune-field construction as part of future beach renourishment projects.
 
The Tybee Island Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan is available on-line.
  
May 2016 Events

1 – 4 May: Collection Systems 2016 hosted by theWater Environment Federation. Atlanta, GA.Learn more
3 – 5 May: 3rd Sea Level Rise Summit hosted by the Florida Center for Environmental Studies.  Ft.Lauderdale, FL Learn more
5 May: Webinar: Enhancing National Security Through Conservation Partnerships. Learn more
16 – 18 May: EPA’s Region 4 SEIECA MS4 Conference hosted by the International Erosion Control Association. Nashville, TN Learn more
23 May: ACCO’s Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2016 Summit hosted by Gallaudet University. Washington, DC. Learn more
Upcoming Events

6-7 June: National Groundwater Association – Groundwater from the Mountains to the Sea in the Central Atlantic Region, Virginia Beach, VA. Learn more

7-8 June: GIS Training for Coastal Resource Professionals – University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR. Contact Lillian Ramirez for more information.

18-20 July: ACCO’s 2016 Climate Strategies Forum. East Coast, Arlington, VA.  Learn more

18-22 July: Mangroves and Macrobenthos Meeting, St. Augustine, FL. Learn more

3 – 4 August: Training: Climate Education Workshop: Rising Tides and Changing Times. Charleston, SC. Learn more

22-25 August: EcoStream Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference, Asheville, NC Learn more

24-25 August: Climate Fundamentals Academy: South Florida Regional  Workshop. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Learn more

12-14 September: Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Charlotte, NC. Learn more

19-21 October: 11th Annual Regional Stormwater Conference, Birmingham AL. Learn more

 

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