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Building a Climate Resilient Maryland Together
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The State of Maryland and the Netherlands have a long-standing cooperation empowering communities to become resilient, to prepare for climate change impacts, and to work in an integrated manner to reduce vulnerabilities. Both regions are expected to be affected by seasonal droughts and heat waves, frequent thunderstorms, an increased risk of flooding, and sea level rise. Maryland and the Netherlands are working together with communities and partners to proactively implement adaptation strategies and are eager to build on the close ties between these regions to exchange lessons learned and best practices, and collaborate closer together on these topics.
MEMA, Maryland Commerce, and the Netherlands Water Partnership are organizing a joint Maryland-Netherlands event on Tuesday, January 26 about climate resilience. There will be 3 main sessions and 3 breakout sessions that cover a variety of topics and environments (cities, small towns / rural, and coastal). One of the main goals is to provide networking opportunities between Dutch and Maryland experts, to help increase the collaboration between the two regions. The sessions will be interactive with opportunities to chat and network.
Audience on the Maryland side is expected to include: floodplain managers, county emergency managers, organizations & partners that work with MEMA, environmental groups, landscape architects, planners, elected officials, academia/researchers, companies, MD USACE, relevant associations and climate action alliances, etc.