Tools for Implementing Resilience Practice Workshop Series

Please join ABAG’s Resilience Program and key partners over the next year by participating in our new workshop series, entitled Tools for Implementing Resilience Practices. Over the next 12 months, we will explore how local governments can gain technical information and build local capacity to implement resilience-building strategies. This series builds on the Mitigation and Adaptation Plan workshop series held in summer 2015 to develop climate-inclusive local hazard mitigation plans. Now that many jurisdictions’ plans are completed and adopted, implementing identified strategies is critical to increasing resilience. This workshop series will provide tools, examples, connections, and concepts for implementation, including:

  • An overview of specific topics to familiarize attendees with basic concepts and ideas;
  • Concrete tools for planning and implementing resilience strategies that are applicable to various kinds of strategies;
  • Linkage of the workshop topic to the broader regulatory and policy context;
  • Linkage to potential funders and funding opportunities to pay for implementation.

Setting Yourself Up for Successful Federal Funding – January 17, 2017

Find the right program at the right time, identify eligible projects, and set up your applications for success. This workshop will be an introduction to federal funding available to communities. We will focus on specific programs that support resilience and sustainability projects. This workshop is co-hosted by FEMA Region IX.

Linking Resilience to Planning and Engagement – March 28, 2017

This workshop will focus on how to integrate resilience projects into daily planning and decision-making, linking disaster, climate, and social resilience, with an emphasis on engaging community stakeholders to build support and buy-in.

Innovative Local and Regional Approaches to Resilience Financing – May 15, 2017

Federal funding is just one avenue for implementing resilience actions. This workshop will explore how to develop long-term community and regional capital resources as part of an integral strategy for Bay Area cities to develop holistic financial plans to fund resilience actions.

Building Resilient Homes to Build Resilient Communities: A Pilot Project – July 25, 2017

85% of the housing we need by 2040 exists today. Yet much of it is in need of energy, water, and seismic retrofits. This workshop will highlight technical and financial resources for upgrades, and start a conversation on unlocking sustainability, resilience, and equity dividends. This workshop is co-hosted by BayREN.

Planning for an Uncertain Energy Future: Energy Assurance for Resilience and Sustainability – September 28, 2017

Traditional energy sources no longer meet the region’s needs as aging infrastructure faces climate change and increasing populations. This workshop will discuss what jurisdictions can do to develop and implement energy assurance plans. This workshop is co-hosted by BayREN.

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Last updated: 07.27.2017