Resilient Approaches for Municipalities to Address Flooding in Mississippi: Green Infrastructure and Wetlands

February 14, 2020 12:00 pm — 1:45 pm
Webinar Only

A joint event of ELI and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

This webinar will focus on green infrastructure and wetlands as useful approaches for municipalities to protect themselves from further flooding and make their communities more resilient. Specifically, the webinar will provide information about different types of green infrastructure, as well as conventional methods to address flooding, examples of implemented green infrastructure projects, economic benefits of green infrastructure solutions, consideration of extreme weather events and increased precipitation when developing infrastructure to make infrastructure more resilient, wetlands as natural barriers to flooding, ways to prioritize wetlands based on their ability to provide most protection, and funding mechanisms that allow municipalities to submit project ideas that address flooding.


1:00 - 1:45

Green Infrastructure Approaches to Flooding

  • David Perkes, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

  • Tracy Wyman, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

1:45 - 2:15

Identification and Strategic Preservation of Wetlands to Maximize Protection from Flooding

  • Rebecca Kihslinger, Environmental Law institute

2:15 - 2:30

Funding Mechanisms for Projects that Address Flooding

  • Amy Reed and Sofia O’Connor, Environmental Law Institute

2:30 - 2:45