Hampton Roads & Charleston Coastal Resilience Knowledge Exchange

On June 15th & 16th, 2017, the Charleston Resilience Network partnered with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) to host a coastal resilience knowledge exchange to inform and inspire regarding key game-changing policies, programs and plans. Several experts & decision-makers from the Norfolk & Hampton Roads were invited to give presentations. Click here for more information & meeting materials.  Click here to read the story on the event, written by Joey Holleman, Science Writer for the SC Sea Grant Consortium.


Enough Pie’s Awakening V: King Tide

From April 26th- May 30th, the non-profit organization, Enough Pie, hosted Awakening V: King Tide, a multi-type event that focused on rising waters in the Charleston Area.  Artists, scientists, thought leaders, and organizations came together to display public artwork, and give talks on the subject in an effort to raise public awareness about sunny day tidal flooding (The City of Charleston estimates that these types of floods will increase over time and by 2045, will occur roughly 180 days/yr!). Click here for more information.


May Coffee Hour

The Charleston Resilience Network hosted its first bi-monthly Resilience Coffee Hour on May 23, 2017, at Sojourn Coffee in West Ashley. The event was attended by 27 people from a variety of organizations and backgrounds, including emergency management, public health, engineering and construction, planning and architecture, business continuity, academia, community outreach, and local, state, and federal government. Attendees shared what they are working on within the resilience realm in a lightning round format, after which they were able to network and discuss ideas, and projects in more detail.

Participants also discussed opportunities for future, collaborative events, including a meeting focused on the regional/local economic impact of rising sea levels, that the CRN hopes to facilitate.


2015 Flood Symposium

On February 23, 2016, the Charleston Resilience Network 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:
1. Public Safety and Health
2. Business and Economic Impacts
3. Critical Infrastructure / Lifelines
4. Moving Forward

Resources from the Symposium:
Flood Symposium Final Report
Flood Symposium Executive Summary
Flood Symposium Agenda
Presentation: Primer on Sea Level Rise & Future Flooding


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