Natural Infrastructure Solutions Come to Life in the National Building Museum in Washington DC.
The Nature Conservancy has partnered with the National Building Museum, in a beautiful and dramatic new exhibit in Washington DC. Designing for Disaster.
The exhibit, which opened May 11 and runs through August 2015 at the National Building Museum, explores engineering solutions for communities to reduce risks from increasingly unpredictable weather events, sea level rise and other changes to our climate. The U.S.-focused exhibit features maps, photography and video of the Conservancy’s work in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Eastern seaboard to strengthen coastlines by restoring oyster reefs, as well as work in the Southwest to secure water supplies and reduce extreme wildfire risks through smart fire management. The Conservancy will also be co-sponsoring two panel events with the Museum to explore our natural infrastructure solutions, on Nov. 6, 2014, and Feb. 19, 2015.
The project is a collaboration between the Maryland/DC and Virginia chapters, Global Communications, and CDRR policy, with support from Science Communications and NA Marketing as well. TNC’s involvement in the exhibit was covered by Climate Wire and in a new blog on National Building Museum’s tumblr blog by the Conservancy’s Jill Bieri discussing risk-reduction strategies used at our Virginia Coast Reserve project. For more information, check out the museum’s Designing for Disaster landing page and the accompanying Mitigation Nation tumblr blog. Contact Matt Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org).