Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flood Risk, and Social Vulnerability Panel: NAACP Maryland State Conference
➢ Jane English, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
➢ Dan Rizza, Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central
Jane English, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP | Introduction
Dr. Hali Kilbourne, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science | Sea Level Rise In Maryland | Download Slides
Jennifer Dindinger, Watershed Restoration Specialist, UMD Sea Grant Extension | Maryland Sea Grant and UMD Sea Grant Extension | Download Slides
Dan Rizza and Kelly Van Baalen, Climate Central's Program on Sea Level Rise | Demo of Climate Central’s Surging Seas Risk Finder
Climate Central's Program on Sea Level Rise works jointly with the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program and local partners to conduct workshops on sea level rise, coastal flood risk, and social vulnerability.
These workshops provide NAACP environmental leaders, NAACP branch presidents, and other stakeholders with information, tools, and science regarding the risks posed by rising seas and coastal flooding. Additionally, each workshop connects attendees with resources and experts available to them in their states or communities as they work to prepare for sea level rise and coastal flood risk.
Presenters have included officials from NOAA, Sea Grant, FEMA, NAACP, and Climate Central as well as leading scientists, state/county/municipal planners, and resilience officers. Attendees participate in interactive demonstrations of sea level rise and coastal flood web tools by Climate Central, NOAA, and others. Many workshops have included planning sessions in which attendees build out their own local level action plans.
Funding to support Climate Central's workshop efforts is provided by the Kresge Foundation and other foundations.