Hurricane Agnes was a formative event in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The scale of the devastation was unparalleled and caused the Bay community to take a long look at business as usual and determine how we could better prepare for extreme events. The Chesapeake Research Consortium was born out of this desire to understand the environmental impacts and build resilience after Agnes. We’ve had 50 years since the storm shifted the conversation – what have we learned about the Bay watershed and responding to the environmental impacts of intense storms?
With climate change, extreme events are becoming more common and lessons learned after events like Hurricane Agnes are all the more valuable. Join us on Wednesday, May 18th, from 12-1 pm for a conversation about what made the storm so instructive and how we can prepare for the future.
- Denice Wardrop, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium
- Tom Horton, Longtime Chesapeake Bay Writer, Environmental Studies Professor at Salisbury University
- Drew Dehoff, Executive Director, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
- Elizabeth Andrews, Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, William & Mary Law School
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: http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/
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 2021 in our annual report.
The lunchtime seminars will 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.