Building Climate Resilient Communities

in the Upper Valley

Is Your Town Ready for the Next Flood?


Monday April 28, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E 
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

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Michael McCrory 
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee RPC
A Free Public Forum for Information Sharing, Collaboration and Solutions.
Please join us in this first in a series of community conversations about climate change and building climate resilient communities in the Upper Valley.

This workshop is designed for all Upper Valley residents including community volunteer boards, committees and municipal staff members, health care professionals, community organizations, business owners and interested citizens.

The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Light Dinner Provided. Registration is encouraged.

5:30 Registration, Socializing, and Light Dinner
6:00 Welcome and Introductions
6:10  Flooding Events: Assessing Vulnerability and Building Capacity to Respond
 Michael Simpson, Antioch University
6:30 Panel and group discussion on community flooding impacts and working with FEMA:
 Bill Kerns, Planner, Town of Springfield, VT
 Kurt Blomquist, Publics Works Director, City of Keene, NH
 Kevin Geiger, Senior Planner, Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission
7:30  Break
7:50  Stronger Communities, Healthier Landscapes: The Multiple Benefits of Preparing for           Climate Change
Elizabeth Sawin, Climate Interactive
 8:10 Discussion and wrap up


Space is limited. Please register by April 23, 2014.


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 Thanks to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for sponsoring this event.

This workshop series is coordinated by the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup. UVAW is a bi-state, multi-stakeholder working group that convened in 2012 to help Upper Valley communities prepare for climate impacts and become climate resilient.