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Climate Vulnerability Mapping for Municipalities

March 12, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

During this webinar, participants will learn about Resilient Connecticut's efforts to develop vulnerability mapping tools to inform the vulnerability assessment and resiliency plan for Fairfield and New Haven Counties, including:

-How mapping helps a community understand its vulnerabilities

-Mapping resources currently or soon to be available, and

-How Resilient Connecticut is advancing climate vulnerability assessments for municipalities.

Webinar Description

Understanding climate vulnerabilities can be a complex undertaking. GIS mapping can help visualize the relationship between particular climate vulnerabilities like sea level rise, climate amplifiers such as socio-economic and existing infrastructure, and existing adaptive capacity indicators like flood controls. These maps will assist municipalities, Councils of Governments, and the state incorporate climate vulnerabilities into their regular planning activities and conduct resiliency-specific planning.  Yaprak Onat will describe the Resilient Connecticut climate vulnerability maps prepared to date and the mapping indices used to create them. Alex Felson will then introduce the "zones of shared risk" concept, followed by Peter Minutti, who will explore the methodology used to map the zones of shared risk.

Webinar Presenters & Moderator

Yaprak Onat, PhD, Assistant Director of Research, CIRCA

Alex Felson, RLA PhD, Director of Resilience Design, Deputy Executive Director, CIRCA

Peter Minutti, ASLA, Director of Community Research and Design Collaborative, UConn

Joanna Wozniak-Brown, PhD, Senior Resilience Planner at CIRCA

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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