Mapping Nature Based-Solutions for Climate Resilience: Developing Potential Implementation Actions



Webinar Description:
Explore a tool to cite nature-based solutions for climate resilience outcomes. This tool can help guide implementation of NBS by looking at how inland flood, coastal flood, and drought hazards overlap with opportunities for nature-based solutions. The talk will explore a few examples of MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness climate resilience priority actions, walk through the use of the tool, and develop a statement and workplan for moving forward with feasibility planning.

Learning Objectives:
Gain familiarity with the online tool, Understand how to position climate resilience priority actions within the context of climate change, Developing frameworks for concept level planning.

Presenter Bio:
Sara Burns is a water resource scientist with the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Sara works with a range of partners and technical experts around Massachusetts to plan, fund, and construct nature-based solutions to improve water quality, reconnect aquatic ecosystems, and reduce natural hazard impacts. Sara is a certified MVP service provider, and has a MS in Environmental Science from Indiana University.

Related Links:

Moakley Park webpage: https://www.boston.gov/parks/moakley-park

Community Resilience Building: https://www.communityresiliencebuilding.com/

Carbon Sequestration efforts in MA: https://www.mass.gov/doc/3272020-slide-deck-from-public-webinar/download

VT River Corridor Protection Guidehttps://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/wsm/rivers/docs/rv_RiverCorridorProtectionGuide.pdf