Adapting to more extreme weather
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6-7 p.m.
Join us for a virtual Earth Day event to explore how increasing extreme weather due to climate change is impacting local communities — and ways that Minnesotans are preparing for these major weather events.
We’ll discuss the challenges that communities face from more frequent and intense storms, including flooded streets, damaged homes and businesses, and sewer backups and overflows. We’ll hear from voices from municipalities and tribal nations about the needs and opportunities for helping communities across the state prepare for and adapt to these challenges.
The conversation will be moderated by Heidi Roop, PhD, assistant professor and extension specialist at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.
Cheryal Hills, executive director, Region Five Development Commission
Katrina Kessler, assistant commissioner for water policy and agriculture, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Sara Smith, Midwest tribal resilience liaison, College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute
Wendy Turri, director of public works, City of Rochester
Dave Wanberg, city planner, City of Faribault
Send your questions on Twitter: @MnPCA The Twitter feed and questions for panelists will be monitored in real time
About the forum series:
The forum series provides opportunities for Minnesotans and members of the Climate Change Subcabinet and its working teams to come together, discuss the challenges facing our state due to climate change, and explore equitable solutions that make sense for our communities.
Our Minnesota Climate is a multi-agency initiative focused on putting Minnesota back on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and increasing climate resilience.