Understanding the October 2015 Charleston Floods

A symposium hosted by the Charleston Resilience Network in partnership with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

On February 23, 2016, the CRN hosted a symposium in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Resilient America Roundtable to examine the Charleston region’s resilience through the lens of the major rainfall and flooding event that occurred in October 2015. At the Symposium, a diverse range of stakeholders assembled to share information and lessons learned across key sectors, as well as discuss practices, partnerships, and opportunities to enhance resilience to similar future events.

Key topic areas discussed were:

  1. Public Safety and Health;
  2. Business and Economic Impacts;
  3. Critical Infrastructure / Lifelines; and,
  4. Moving Forward.