2021 Webinars and Workshops

October 2021: Virginia State Bar CLE, Virginia's Climate Change Strategies: A Fractured Legal and Policy Environment

August 2021: RAFT Northern Neck One Year Progress Workshop

July 2021: Coastal Resilience Tools for Local Governments

  • Tools designed to help local governments increase their resilience, including the new Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) tool on AdaptVA, the MARISA Community Climate Outlooks and a new Quick Guide to Resilience. 

  • Link to YouTube VIDEO
  • AdaptVA NNBF Interactive Map: are Natural and Nature-Based Features the right fit for your site? 
  • MARISA Community Climate Outlooksa new, experimental outreach product highlighting climate change and its associated impacts for selected coastal communities (counties and cities) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Locality Quick Guide to Resilience, an easy reference for localities regarding resilience issues.

April 2021: Building Resilience Into Comprehensive Planning

  • Full RAFT webinar playlist - videos
  • Resiliency in Comprehensive Plans - video and slide deck
    Brian Swets, AICP, Planning Manager, City of Portsmouth
  • Resilience & Mitigation Planning on the Eastern Shore of Virginia - video and slide deck
    Shannon Alexander, Director of Planning, Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission
  • Resilience Planning Highlights - video and slide deck
    Gray Montrose, Assistant Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center
  • The NFIP's Community Rating System: Comprehensive Planning - video and slide deck
    Mary-Carson Stiff, Director of Policy, Wetlands Watch 
  • Incorporating Resilience into Planning - video - John Bateman, Regional Planner, NNPDC
  • Resilience and Planning  - video - Curt Smith, Deputy Director, MPPDC
  • Sample Comprehensive Plans Incorporating Resilience: