Advancing Coastal Resiliency in California and Beyond

Presented by UCI School of Social Ecology, UCI OCEANS, UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Empowering Sustainability, and Blue Earth Consultants, a division of ERG

Join us for a FREE workshop with some of the leading experts on building and implementing coastal resilience.

Dates: July 19-20, 2017
Location: July 19: Evening event at the Newkirk Alumni Center; July 20: Full-day workshop at Engineering Lecture Hall, Room 100 (Maps and Directions)

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  • Learn from and building connections with coastal resiliency practitioners at the local, state, federal, and international scales
  • Gain insight on opportunities and barriers to coastal resiliency actions
  • Learn about environmental and social justice issues surrounding coastal resiliency in California, the United States, and beyond
  • Increase understanding of partnership and funding opportunities as well as communication tools for increasing engagement

Wednesday, July 19 – Keynote Speaker: Shana Udvardy, Climate Preparedness Specialist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Thursday, July 20 – Keynote Speakers: Professor Gary Griggs, Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC; Deborah Halberstadt, Executive Director of the California Protection Council; Jan Peelen, Policy Advisor to the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

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