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Flooding in America’s Heartland

Registration ends 1 hour before the program starts.

Miami might be the poster child of rising waters in the United States, but further inland, states are grappling with torrential flooding that is becoming the new norm. Last year, flooding in the southeast killed 12 people and caused $20 billion in damages. This year’s rains have already driven Mississippi into a state emergency, and Missouri is bracing itself with a levee system still in disrepair from last year’s storms.

Can infrastructure like floodplains, wetlands, and engineered barriers save riverside states from their new, saturated norm? How are communities adapting to a changing, wetter climate in some of the most conservative parts of the country? Join us for a conversation with Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO and founder of ISeeChange and Martha Shulski, director of the Nebraska state climate office, for a conversation on flooding in America.


This program is free, though we invite you to make a donation during registration; it will be online-only; pre-register for a link to the program.

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Enjoy and attend often. Thank you for your patronage.

This program is generously underwritten by the Water Foundation

Tue, Jun 30 / 4:00 pm

United States

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Julia Kumari Drapkin
CEO and Founder, ISeeChange
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Martha Shulski
Director, Nebraska State Climate Office
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Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

4 p.m. PDT program