Join us for our 2018/2019 Webinar Series: Resilient Municipalities *REGISTRATION FOR MEMBERS ONLY*
WHAT TO EXPECT The series will explore challenges and solutions associated with Great Lakes and St. Lawrence municipalities building resilience in the face of climate change and other threats. Tackling topics and discussion points started at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Ajax, the webinars will include peer learning, best practices sharing, expert guidance and solutions from municipalities, consultants, and NGOs in this space. Key topics to be addressed include preparedness and response to severe flooding, community engagement for resiliency planning, green infrastructure implementation in resource-strapped communities, and financing and funding for resilient infrastructure. The webinars are open to member mayors and municipal staff with responsibilities in water management, planning, sustainability, environment, engineering, and policy.
UPCOMING WEBINARS Check out the first webinars in the series’ line-up and stay tuned for future announcements on more webinars.
PRIMED PLACES = PRIME PLACES
September 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am central/noon eastern
Presented by GEI Consultants
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative members have to do more with less in an age of increased flooding, budget cuts, and pressure to attract jobs while reinvesting in open space and other assets for a vibrant quality of life. The first webinar in the Cities Initiative’s 2018-2019 series will be
Primed Places = Prime Places, presented by experts at GEI Consultants Ltd, to provide municipal leaders with a method for tackling these and other stresses by building community resilience through green infrastructure and similar approaches.
ADDRESSING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY BARRIERS IN CANADA AND THE US
October 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am central/noon eastern
Presented by the Great Lakes Commission and Credit Valley Conservation Authority
Local communities are generally at the forefront of stormwater management, challenges, and innovation, but municipalities’ capacity to develop green infrastructure (GI) is heavily influenced by federal, state, and provincial policy. This webinar will summarize federal, state, and provincial policies in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin that promote or hinder GI and provide recommendations to create enabling conditions for communities to implement GI.
Click here to view an archive of past webinars here on Integrated Water Management, Green Infrastructure, Municipal Climate Change Adaptation, Invasive Species, Beaches, Energy, and more.