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Monday, October 17 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Technical Session. The Regional Resilience Projects App: Using Technology to Build Community Resilience

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AUTHORS: Kevin Deneault, Adam W. Whelchel - The Nature Conservancy

ABSTRACT: In 2014, The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut Coastal Resilience team successfully secured a large “Sandy” grant to advance a “never before tried” approach for resilience in Connecticut. This team has been advancing a community resilience building project with two core partners – Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments and the South Central Regional Council of Governments. Development of a geospatial database, containing 326 green/natural infrastructure projects, identified through field reconnaissance along Connecticut’s coast and associated watersheds, was a central task for the partnership. This “Southern Connecticut Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience” project was funded through the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program as part of the Department of Interior Sandy Grant. Overall, this project will help to advance "smart" investments in proactive risk assessment, community engagement, and green infrastructure projects. This will help reduce the consequences of large-scale storms and sea level rise, while strengthening the resilience of existing and future natural ecosystems. The project area includes 10 municipalities from Fairfield to Madison, encompassing the two largest population centers in Connecticut (Bridgeport and New Haven). As part of the overall project, the geospatial database has been converted into an interactive web application called the “Regional Resilience Projects App”.

Monday October 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
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