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Regional Reflections on Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions: Gulf Coast and Southeast

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water (EPA OW), and the White House hosted a webinar in a series that highlights regional examples of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. In this event, speakers discussed their work across the Gulf Coast and Southeast to plan and implement unique green infrastructure and nature-based solutions.

The expert panelists shared their unique, regional experiences planning and implementing green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in the Gulf Coast and Southeast region. Additionally, speakers shared opportunities, challenges, barriers, and lessons learned from the design and planning to implementation to operations and maintenance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. This 90-minute event was one in a series of regionally-based webinars, including New England, Mid-Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, the Southwest, and the Northwest.

This virtual event was recorded and is open to the public, as well as federal and state employees, municipal and county leadership, local water leaders, municipal and county agencies, local practitioners, academic groups, and community advocacy groups and community members.


  • Dr. Nic Kinsman, Coastal Resilience Interagency Working Group Co-Lead, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Dr. Angela Chalk, Founder and Executive Director of Healthy Community Services | Presentation
  • Amy Pickle, Director of State Policy Program, Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Presentation
  • Dr. Christine Shepard, Director of Science, Gulf of Mexico Program, The Nature Conservancy | Presentation

Download AAAS EPI Center Regional Reflections- Gulf Coast and Southeast Speaker Bios (PDF) to learn more about the speakers at this event.

Please direct questions to the AAAS EPI Center at

Event Contact

Rebecca Aicher

Project Director, AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

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