Building Resilience in Partnership with Vulnerable Communities
- Jeanine Finley, Program Analyst in the Office of Environmental Justice, EPA HQ
- Brenda Torres, Executive Director of the San Juan Bay National Estuary Program
- Tom Herder, Watershed Protection Coordinator with the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
- Melissa Deas, Climate Program Analyst, Urban Sustainability Administration; DC Department of Energy and Environment
The ability of a community to respond, recover, and bounce back from increased risk to local waters from extreme weather and natural disasters is not equally distributed. Environmental justice recognizes that some communities experience higher exposure to local water pollution and degraded local waterways on top of other social factors that increase vulnerability.
Please join us for a webcast that will look at the environmental justice factors contributing to vulnerability and examples of how EPA and its partner programs have effectively worked to help build resilience with vulnerable communities. We will also explore how the Urban Water Partnership model can build more resilient networks.
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