Building a Resilient Virginia


VCPC's 6th Annual Conference, Building a Resilient Virginia, was held on Friday, Nov. 2nd at the William & Mary School of Education. Panelists included individuals from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Sea Grant, coastal planning district commissions, nonprofit organizations, and -- from Louisiana -- the Water Institute of the Gulf, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation!


View the post-conference report.

View the conference program (includes speaker biographies).

Conference Videos and Presentations:

The conference was preceded by a WINE (Women in the Environment) breakfast, courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, featuring special guest Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Opening Remarks

Building Resilience for Our Green and Gray Infrastructure

  • Combined Presentation
    • Dr. Carl Hershner, Center for Coastal Resources Management, VIMS
    • Angela King, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, W&M Law School
    • Lance Gregory, Virginia Department of Health
    • Curtis Smith, Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission
    • Elizabeth Andrews, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, W&M Law School

Legislative Options for Building Resilience

  • The Honorable David Bulova, Delegate, 37th District
  • The Honorable Keith Hodges, Delegate, 98th District
  • The Honorable Monty Mason, Senator, 1st District
  • The Honorable Christopher Stolle, Delegate, 83rd District

The Pamunkey as Partners in Resilience

Building a Water Economy: Louisiana's Water Campus Experience

The Economic Benefits of Land Conservation and Ecotourism

Closing Keynote: The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia

Congressional Letters of Support:

Senator Mark Warner, D-VA

Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA