Much of the United States has faced historic drought conditions and destructive flooding over the last several years, a trend only expected to intensify as scientists predict climate change will bring less rain to some areas and more extreme storms and sea level rise to others. This may lead to water struggles between states and communities, changes in the crops farmers can plant and the prices Americans pay for food, a migration from communities, and many more changes. What can the government do to help communities prepare for these risks?
Join EPIC as we host a conversation with Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Michael Connor, who is leading all aspects of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works program. From building storm walls to conserving natural wetland barriers to solving water resource challenges, Connor is working to decrease climate risk for communities and make our ecosystems more resilient to climate change.