Blue Planet Forum: Planning for Climate Change in the Chesapeake Bay

Presented on April 25, 2017 by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in partnership with Old Dominion University. An expert panel presented on adaptation strategies employed by coastal cities, what Hampton Roads can expect in a changing climate, ways to protect our waterways while coping with sea level rise and recurrent flooding, and more.

The Blue Planet Forum is a free environmental lecture series. Its mission is to educate and engage the public on important environmental issues affecting Hampton Roads and the nation.

This panel discussion explored adaptation strategies employed by coastal cities, what Hampton Roads can expect in a changing climate, ways to protect our waterways while coping with sea level rise, and recurrent flooding.

Panelists included

  • Don Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dan Burger, Chair, Charleston Resilience Network and Director, Coastal Services Divison, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
  • Beth McGee, Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Dale Morris, Senior Economist, Royal Netherlands Embassy.

Find out more about the Blue Planet Forum: "Planning for Climage Change in the Chesapeake Bay"

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