Conversations on community resilience and sustainability

The purpose of the coffee hours is to connect RASCL members with local communities and stakeholders for an informal and interactive discussion on resilience and sustainability programs and/or funding opportunities. The coffee hours provide an opportunity for local officials and community representatives to ask questions, exchange ideas on possible projects, and network with others. 

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Risk Rating 2.0 with Richard Sobota, FEMA Region III, and David Warga, DNREC

September 21, 2021

Richard Sobota and David Warga provided an overview of Risk Rating 2.0. A recording of the coffee hour is available below.

Multisolving with Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Climate Interactive

July 14, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, co-director of Climate Interactive spoke about multisolving and how actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change often have co-benefits that intersect with health and equity.  A recording of the coffee hour is available below.

Click here to view multisolving resources.

UD CRDS, Tax Ditches, and DNREC Drainage Program with Dr. Jules Bruck, UD CRDS and Brittany Haywood, DNREC

April 27, 2021

Dr. Jules Bruck presented on the University of Delaware’s Coastal Resilience Design Studio and Brittany Haywood with DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship provided an overview of Delaware's tax ditches and the DNREC Drainage Program. A recording of the coffee hour is available below.


​​Click here to view Dr. Jules Bruck's slides

Click here to view Brittany Haywood's slides

Climate change policy updates with John Kane and Laura Gilliam, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Anna Yelverton, Office of Senator Coons

CoastSnap with Ashley Norton, DNREC

February 26, 2021

 John Kane and Laura Gillam (Senate Environment and Public Works Committee) and Anna Yelverton (Office of Senator Coons) provided policy updates on the priority for climate change and resilience in the Biden Administration. Ashley Norton (DNREC) presented on shoreline management in Delaware and CoastSnap, a new crowd sourcing way to monitor Delaware's shorelines.