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King Country- Community Leadership, Climate Resilience, and Green Infrastructure

*Free pre-registration required on Eventbrite
The Mountaineers – 7700 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

From impacts to drinking water supplies to changes in weather patterns, many of the ways people will see and experience the impacts of a changing climate in their daily lives are connected to the water cycle. And because climate-driven impacts on rainfall and water quality can be felt in dramatically different ways depending on the region, tailored, bottom-up solutions that rely on local knowledge and culture will be most effective. Bringing people together with a sense of purpose to protect and improve the places they love is a cornerstone of climate resilience, and is especially important in communities that are vulnerable to extreme climate events. Empowering communities to find sustainable solutions that work with nature, rather than against it, will improve natural and social capital.

Please join Island Press author Rebecca Wodder, and the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development’s Executive Director Arthur Johnson for a conversation about how to build community resilience to climate-driven water challenges – and build natural and social capital in the process. Ms. Wodder brings a policy context and will discuss strategies for community engagement, while Mr. Johnson will provide case studies in building community resilience using examples from his work with residents to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

Speakers:

- Rebecca Wodder, Island Press author and renowned conservation leader  

-Arthur Johnson, Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

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