The Chesapeake Bay watershed is a dynamic system; change is occurring on scales from tidal to geological. Human development has a tremendous impact on the environment around us, and in turn, our communities are impacted by the environment through heat islands, flooding, pollution, and more. What does the future of the watershed look like and how do we plan for yet unknown conditions?

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th, from 12-1 pm to envision the Chesapeake Bay watershed of the future.


  • Peter Claggett, Research Geographer, US Geological Survey
  • Eric Leshinsky, Chief of Comprehensive Planning, Annapolis, MD

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:


About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2022 in our annual report and watch our 50th anniversary video.

The lunchtime seminars invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making. The Roundtable is supported in part by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office.