Building a Climate-Resilient National Capital Region
The Washington, DC metropolitan region holds a unique concentration of Federal buildings, irreplaceable cultural and historic resources, nationally significant monuments and landscapes, and diverse communities. This region is already experiencing the effects of climate change, including more frequent extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and recurring flooding. As these impacts intensify, they will affect residents and workers, real estate assets, businesses, government, and natural resources.
Federal, regional, and local organizations have an opportunity to work together, share technical information, and collaborate on climate adaptation strategies tailored to the U.S. national capital. Continuing the information sharing and partnership building activities that started in fall 2013 with a focus on infrastructure, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), GSA, NASA, SI, and USGCRP sponsored a second series of free webinars and workshops for stakeholders. This second series focused on workforce, communities, and natural systems and is intended to enhance regional coordination and assist government agencies in planning for climate change. To learn more, visit: http://goo.gl/wrjtfV