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Sea Grant Climate Network Webinar

January 14, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 PM CST
Online Webinar

Reducing the Impacts of Extreme Precipitation Using Green Infrastructure: What's the Cost? An Economic Assessment

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This FREE webinar focuses on green infrastructure solutions to extreme storm events and will be presented by Jesse Schomberg and Hilarie Sorensen of Minnesota Sea Grant.

During the past 50 years, the largest increases in heavy precipitation occurred in the Northeast and Midwest regions (U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2009). Communities are interested in using green infrastructure to help reduce flooding impacts from these events, but first, they need answers to several questions:

  • What are the options?
  • What do they cost?
  • What benefits do they provide that conventional techniques do not?
  • What data and information are available to help answer these questions?

The project to answer these questions was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management (OCM), and the project team partnered with the City of Duluth, Minnesota, to develop a framework for assessing the economic costs of flood impacts, the types of green infrastructure opportunities to help reduce these impacts, and the costs and benefits of using green infrastructure. The webinar will describe OCM's economic assessment approach, how it is working in Duluth, next steps, and lessons learned.

To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5428713681154650882. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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