How Nature Alleviates Flooding

A CBF Brock Environmental Center Learning Series Webinar

Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in weather patterns that result in warming temperatures and sea-level rise, unpredictable weather patterns, and increased storm intensity. It is a reality around the world—and it’s already having effects on our Bay and our everyday lives. Designing infrastructure that functions like the natural environment can alleviate flooding, reduce polluted runoff from urban areas, beautify neighborhoods, and create recreational benefits for communities.  

During this webinar, Virginia state and local leaders discuss details of green infrastructure practices that emulate the natural environment. We also discuss resiliency strategies to address the increasing challenges that we face with climate change and flooding.  

Speakers include:

  • Matthew J. Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Andria McClellan, Councilmember, Norfolk City Council
  • Mary-Carson Saunders Skiff, Policy Director, Wetlands Watch
  • Tim Stromberg, Principal, Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates


CBF's Brock Environmental Center Learning Series is presented with support from Jean Jenkins and Mike Newell.

For more upcoming and past webinars, please visit the BEC Learning Series page or CBF's Webinars page.

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