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FORUM: Building Coastal Resilience – U.S. Risks and Preparedness
September 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Hoover Institution and the Wilson Center on September 19th for a science and policy forum on building coastal resilience.
As sea levels continue to rise, coastal communities find themselves on the front line of a changing climate. Higher seas, stronger storm surges, and associated flooding threaten important economic activity such as energy production and transportation, ports, tourist areas and attractions, and fishing. In addition, these changes also threaten critical military installations located on the coasts.
This science and policy forum will bring together high-level government and business leaders with prominent Stanford scholars and other stakeholders to discuss these and other known threats to our coasts. Speakers will explore the costs and risks of action versus inaction and identify successful case-studies as well as scenarios for circumstances where adapting “in place” is not an option.
About the Hoover Institution
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned Library and Archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind. Learn more: www.hoover.org
About the Wilson Center
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Learn more: www.wilsoncenter.org
About the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
The Woods Institute brings together experts from all seven schools at Stanford to produce breakthrough environmental solutions that protect and nurture our planet so it can meet the vital needs of people today and of generations to come. Learn more: woods.stanford.edu