12:00pm - 1:30pm


WEBINAR,United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Central Southern branch

Coasts in a changing climate | Part 3

Enhancing resilience of communities in the USA to coastal floods using lessons from low income countries

This is the final webinar in our digital series on coasts in a changing climate, postponed from October 2020.

‘Over the past decade, the US Gulf Coast has been hit by a series of coastal floods resulting in fatalities and significant economic losses. In the USA, over the past 60 years, the disparity between the rich and poor has increased. Poor American households often have limited social networks to call upon in times of emergency which reduces their resilience to coastal floods.

The resilience of low-income communities in Cuba and Bangladesh to coastal floods has increased via a range of measures including: improving warnings; building social capital; and increasing the levels of trust in organisations responsible for coordinating emergency responses.

This presentation will look at how the resilience of disadvantaged American coastal communities to coastal floods could be increased based on the success of strategies employed in Bangladesh and Cuba.

Part of the CIWEM Climate Emergency Adaption and Resilience digital series.

Register for 20 January

About the speaker

Darren Lumbroso

Darren Lumbroso is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Over the course of his 25 year’ career, he has worked for voluntary, private sector and research organisations in over 30 countries worldwide, mainly in the fields of flood risk management, water resources management and climate change adaptation.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this webinar series, please contact Darren Lumbroso at D.Lumbroso@hrwallingford.com.

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