Planning for Climate Change in the Chesapeake Bay

A Blue Planet Forum

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.

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.



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