Sea Level Rise & Social Vulnerability Workshop: North Charleston, SC
Snapshots from the event:
Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
Doug Marcy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Reverend Leo Woodberry of Kingdom Living Temple, Florence, SC
➢ Jacqueline Patterson, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
➢ Dr. Jacqueline Smith, Consultant, NAACP Life Member
➢ Dan Rizza, Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central
➢ Nishia Nieves, Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central
Dr. Jacqueline Smith, Chair, ECJ Committee NAACP Houston Branch | Introduction
Doug Marcy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management | Overview of Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Risk | Download Slides
Richard DeVoe, Executive Director, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium | Overview of South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium | Download Slides
Dustin Ducote and Bert Bowen, FEMA | FEMA’s Role in Supporting Communities Dealing with Disasters | Download Slides
Jacqui Patterson, NAACP | NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Summary | Download Slides
Tools Café: Explore the potential impacts where your communities are located and see how you might use the tools to better understand and communicate these risks.
Tools Café Part 2: Demo of Climate Central’s Surging Seas Risk Finder | Dan Rizza, Climate Central
Wrap-up and Next Steps
– Jacqueline Patterson, Dan Rizza, Nishia Nieves, Jacqueline Smith
Planning Session: attendees participate in breakout groups to put together local level action plans.
– led by Jacqueline Patterson
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.