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CA Certification Training, October, 2020

NAACP and Climate Central co-hosted a 9-hour Just and Equitable Sea Level Rise and Flood Management Response Training along with the technical partners of Valley Water and The Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM) on October 16-17, 2020. The event was sponsored by Valley Water. Access workshop listings here.

The training is a key requirement of NAACP's Just and Equitable Sea Level Rise and Flood Management Response Certification Program.

➢ Jacqueline Patterson, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
➢ Dan Rizza, Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central  
➢ Chad Berginnis, ASFPM: The Association of State Floodplain Management


Kathy Egland, Chairman of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Board Committee, NAACP | Greetings & welcome

Nai HsuehValley Water Board Chair | Greetings & welcome

Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP | Certification Program and Training Overview 

Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP | Sea Level Rise & The NAACP Civil Rights Advocacy Agenda

Don Bain and Kelly Van Baalen, Climate Central | Overview of Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Risk

Kristen Brown, NAACP | Youth Activism on Sea Level Rise

Don Bain, Climate Central | Assessing Risk of Coastal Flooding

Dan Rizza, Climate Central | Identifying What Is At Risk

Chad Berginnis, Executive Director, ASFPM | Urban Flooding Risk and Management

Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP | Conducting a Community Vulnerability Assessment



Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP | Introduction

Marta Lugo & Brian Mendenhall, Valley Water | A Case Study in Securing Local Funding for Critical Flood Management Programs

California State and Local Sea Level Rise and Flood Management Panel

  • Jessica Ludy, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mark Boucher, Contra Costa Co. Flood Control & Water Conservation District
  • Roxanne Grillo, Valley Water
  • Julie Renter, River Partners
  • Sara Agahi, San Diego Co. Flood Control District
  • Sumi Selvaraj, California Coastal Commission

Breakout Discussions

Video: Sea Level Rise: Living with Water - Discussion

Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP | Just and Equitable Sea Level Rise Response—Policy Platform

NAACP Participants, Developing Local Just and Equitable Sea Level Rise Response Plans - Facilitated Action Planning

Kathy Egland, NAACP | Closing Remarks


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