Register a free webinar on Thursday, October 19th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT, presented by Dr. Melissa Kenney. Her webinar is titled “Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment: Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience.” This webinar is part of the Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering’s monthly webinar series.
Given the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, communities in the U.S. and Caribbean will need to rebuild their communities. The expansion and acceptance of climate-resilient infrastructure choices create the potential for integrated approaches to projects, including greener and non-structural methods along with traditional grey infrastructure. These complex and innovative hybrids can be designed to achieve valued social and ecological goals along with risk reduction, adding up to a transformative approach to infrastructure.
Dr. Kenney will discuss the Adaptive Gradients Framework, developed by the Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment network, “enable[s] holistic consideration of innovative and transformative interventions” and aims to support climate change adaptation decisions that increase resilience to the climate changes.