Flooding on Salt Marsh Lane in Bourne during a moon tide storm event in 2020.

Addressing Stormwater Flooding through Resilience Action Strategies and Sustainable Financing

Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series:

Addressing Stormwater Flooding through Resilience Action Strategies and Sustainable Financing
Tuesday, August 24th, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Register on Zoom: https://usepa.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_xjsW2T7bQV6mr02zJoFdjA

Across New England, climate change and sea-level rise are exacerbating the impacts of stormwater and coastal flooding, making the case for “soaking up the rain” even stronger. The Towns of Bourne, MA and Portsmouth, RI are addressing water quantity and quality challenges head-on. Working with the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network, Bourne and Portsmouth are developing resilience action strategies that move the conversation beyond planning into resilience-building activities and sustainable financing strategies.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the ways in which Bourne and Portsmouth are charting the course for climate resilience and climate finance in the region. Presenters from SNEP Network partner organization Throwe Environmental, LLC will share details about these projects and demonstrate some of the new tools and funding resources that they are using to guide their work for maximum impact. Examples will include a Resilience Capital Improvement Program (RCIP), Climate Resilience Investment System Implementation Plan, and Climate Priority Toolkit. Attendees will also hear directly from panelists from Bourne and Portsmouth, who will share their perspectives and speak to the benefits of proactively taking action to become more climate resilient.

Dan Nees, Kyle Gray, and Taylor Throwe, Throwe Environmental
Tony Schiavi, Town Administrator, Bourne, MA
Tim Lydon, Engineering Technician, Bourne, MA
Gary Crosby, Town Planner, Portsmouth, RI
Pam Rubinoff, Assoc. Coastal Manager, URI Coastal Resources Center

Who Should Attend:

Municipal decision makers, planners, and Department of Public Works (DPW) staff, environmental organizations, practitioners, educators, and interested citizens – anyone who is considering a new project or looking to build on an existing program.

About the Soak up the Rain Webinar Series:

The Soak up the Rain Webinar Series highlights innovative green infrastructure approaches to managing stormwater in New England, presented by leaders from around the region. Through these webinars, you can:

· Hear about stormwater and green infrastructure tools and resources
· See who’s soaking up the rain as we showcase green infrastructure projects and programs
· Engage with others in sharing successes, barriers, and lessons learned while implementing green infrastructure in New England communities.

For more on Soak up the Rain, visit: http://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain


Aug 24 2021


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm