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Regional Reflections on Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions: Mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay

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 invite you to join the first in a series of webinars that will highlight regional examples of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. In this event, speakers will discuss their work across the Mid-Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay to plan and implement unique green infrastructure and nature-based solutions.

David J. Hayes, Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy, will provide a keynote address. The expert panelists will share their unique, regional experiences planning and implementing green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in the Mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay region. Additionally, speakers will share 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 is one in a series of regionally-based webinars, including New England (recording available), the Gulf Coast and southeastern states, the Great Lakes, the arid Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest.

This virtual event will be 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, and community advocacy groups and community members.

In March 2022, the AAAS EPI Center and US EPA Office of Water hosted a discussion series that highlighted opportunities, challenges, barriers, and lessons-learned from the design and planning to implementation to operations and maintenance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions from different perspectives. The first session featured non-governmental organizations (NGO) and community perspectives. The second session was co-hosted by the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and highlighted perspectives from states and municipalities.

Welcome and Keynote Address

  • David J. HayesSpecial Assistant to the President for Climate Policy, White House Climate Policy Office

Panelists

  • Matt Johnson, Branch Chief, Green Infrastructure Incentives and Assessment Branch, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment
  • Jeffrey King, Deputy National Lead and Program Manager, Engineering With Nature® Program, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Samantha Rachko, Life Scientist and a Grants Project Officer, State and Watershed Partnerships Section, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3

There will be a question and answer session following the expert presentations. 
 

Please direct questions to the AAAS EPI Center at epicenter@aaas.org.

Webpage photo courtesy of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.

Event Contact

Rebecca Aicher

Project Director, AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

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