Helping the City of Chester Adopt Climate Adaptation Planning Elements
Presented by Ann Faulds
Learn how the City of Chester developed and adopted climate adaptation plans to address present and future risks posed by flooding and extreme heat.
Chester, Pa is at a critical juncture for revitalization; brownfield sites and other lands along the Delaware River are prime for redevelopment. Yet protecting and enhancing existing wetlands, riparian buffers, and open space is also important to enhance community resiliency. Learn how the City of Chester developed and adopted climate adaptation plans to address present and future risks posed by flooding and extreme heat. With funding from the 2012 National Sea Grant Climate Adaptation Competition, under the leadership of Pennsylvania Sea Grant, the DVRPC, and a host of partners, this project worked with the community to respond to vulnerabilities in its economic, environmental, and social infrastructure
Ms. Faulds is an aquatic biologist with twenty‐five years experience in science instruction, coastal outreach, and aquatic resource education. Ann Faulds heads‐up the Chester Pennsylvania Sea Grant Office which focuses on improving the environmental and economic health of Pennsylvania’s eastern coast, 112 miles of coastline along the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers in Bucks, Philadelphia, and Delaware counties. Ann’s outreach activities include climate adaptation planning, watershed education, and AIS outreach. Other specialties include fish consumption risk communication, wetland, stream, and lake ecology, and aquatic entomology. Ann joined PA Sea Grant in 2001.
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