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Webinar: Resilience Hubs as Community Superheroes of Climate Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-5
In this 6-part series, hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network, we will highlight a variety of strategies that community-based organizations can use to help their communities anticipate, prepare for and respond to climate risks such as flooding, coastal storms and drought, with a focus on protecting community members who are most vulnerable to climate threats.
At the end of this learning series, participants will:
- Understand the historical context of climate inequities and be able to initiate local conversations to help residents and stakeholders understand the relationship between historic land use/housing policies and predicted impacts of climate change, in particular with regards to water.
- Understand and describe how climate change impacts are felt through water: riverine, urban and coastal flooding, drought and water scarcity, water pollution and more, and how restoration initiatives improve community resilience.
- Identify key practices of community-driven climate resilience and gain tools for organizing community members and communicating local priorities to decision-makers more effectively.
Resilience Hubs as Community Superheroes of Climate Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
September 20 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET
In this session, we will hear from national and local leaders experienced in establishing local Resilience Hubs. Resilience Hubs are central gathering places that bring community members together and provide residents with resources and support to prepare for and respond to climate emergencies. Climate Resilience Hubs are typically housed in community institutions – neighborhood centers, libraries, etc. – and are set up as one-stop-shops for essential services and supplies before, during and after a natural hazard event such as a flooding event or hurricane (e.g. clean water and food, shelter, power supplies, cleaning supplies, etc.). Participants will learn how they can advocate for and participate in the planning and establishment of Resilience Hubs in their own communities.