PAST SUMMITS

​Each year, RASCL hosts a statewide summit that brings together resilience practitioners, elected officials, government agencies, and community members to discuss the issues that matter to Delawareans.

Panel recordings, presentations, and programs from past summits are available below.

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"Expect the Unexpected: Planning with Uncertainty"
 

The 2020 Summit was held virtually on December 9-10, 2020. Participants learned about best practices, tools, resources, and lessons learned from COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Isaias. Discussions informed future planning and responding and recovering from unexpected events.

"Surf and Turf: Implications for Future Management of Our Land and Waters"

 

The 2019 Summit was held on November 15, 2019 at the Del One Conference Center at the Del Tech Terry Campus in Dover, DE. Participants took a comprehensive look at land use practices that integrate wetlands, green infrastructure, and other strategies to help coastal and inland communities manage our changing climate.
 

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"The Buck Stops Here: Funding Resilient Projects at the State and Local Level"
 

The 2018 Summit was held on December 5, 2018.

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Lessons of the 2017 Hurricanes: Learning From the Past to Prepare Our Communities For the Future"

 

The first RASCL summit was held on November 27, 2017 in Dover, DE. Nearly 200 attendees joined together to learn about storm climatology and climate conditions in Delaware, best practices and insights for improving resiliency at the local level, and communicating warnings and evacuations with the public. 

In total, 16 Delaware towns, all 3 counties, 12 federal and state agencies, 17 non-profit and community-based groups, 4 institutions of higher learning, and 15 private sector companies and consultants attended the 2017 summit.