Invitation to Participate in Climate Resilience Research Agenda for the Philadelphia Region

Posted by Drexel University on April 20, 2021

Climate change is already impacting the Philadelphia region. We are experiencing more intense rainfall, longer heat waves, a rising sea and more frequent storm surges. These impacts increase the risks faced by our communities, environment, economy, and infrastructure. Informed decision making is critical to building a more resilient future, and that process begins with research.

This notice is an invitation to help develop a Climate Resilience Research Agenda (CRRA) for the Philadelphia Region. This unique, unprecedented, and collaborative project seeks to:

  • Identify knowledge gaps that currently limit regional climate adaptation actions, and
  • Develop a list of research activities that can help to fill these gaps.

The research agenda will be developed gradually, over the summer of 2021, in working groups that will be composed of community leaders, practitioners, scientists, and other individuals each of whom bring a unique perspective to this conversation. The groups will meet three times over the summer, with a presentation of the group’s findings in a fall public meeting.  Participation from individuals with community-based, sectoral, or policy-related experience is desired as well as traditional academic researchers.

We encourage you to nominate yourself and/or another individual to participate as a working group co-lead or a working group member. The details and responsibilities for working groups as well as the link to the nomination form can be found on the CRRA webpage.

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