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.
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.
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.
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 Guide: https://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/wsm/rivers/docs/rv_RiverCorridorProtectionGuide.pdf