We’re fortunate we can share the Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia: Next Steps for the Commonwealth conference that was held very recently.
Introductory Remarks & Reports to Commission (1:22:28)
Second session of the Commission (25:11)
Senator Kaine’s Keynote Address (57:24)
FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, and Local Government Liability Panel (1:01:13)
Adaptation: Market Sector Responses Panel (57:11)
Social Vulnerability Panel & Voices of Adaptation in Virginia Panel (1:39:20)
Jim Redick, Secure Commonwealth Panel Presentation
Carl Hershner, Climate Commission Report Presentation
Bill Lesser, NFIP Presentation
Shannon Hulst Jarbeau, CRS Presentation
Kristen Clark, Stormwater CRS Presentation
James Andris, Local Government Liability Presentation
Scott Hunter, Comparity Insurance Presentation
Mike Vernon, Flood Mitigation Hampton Roads Presentation
Lisa Schiavinato, Strict Scrutiny Presentation
Erica Holloman, Southeast CARE Coalition Presentation
Sarah Stafford, Social Vulnerability in Mapping
Molly Mitchell, Virginia Vulnerability Mapping Presentation
Curt Smith, Adaptation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Last year, the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC) at the William & Mary Law School and the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) hosted a forum for state and local government officials as well as coastal stakeholders to discuss the legal and policy challenges presented by coastal flooding.
Described as a “game-changer” for Virginia, the event generated recognition that the magnitude and complexity of these challenges places local governments in a position of needing a variety of assistance if they are to meet their responsibilities to protect health, safety, and welfare.