May 21, 2020 | 4-5:30pm ET
Join leaders from the Urban Waters Learning Network for an in-depth discussion and peer networking opportunity to explore how we can engage community members in climate resilience initiatives. Maria Gabriela Huertas (Caño Martin Peña Community, Puerto Rico), Andy Kricun (US Water Alliance), Cate Mingoya (Groundwork USA) and Jonathan Phillips (Groundwork Elizabeth) will lead us into this conversation, moderated by Heather Passchier (National Park Service). We will then break into peer groups to learn and share from one another about how we can engage and activate various sectors of our community to build greater climate resilience.
Presenters/ Conversation Starters:
- Maria Gabriela Huertas, Resilient Coordinator, Caño Martin Peña Community, PR – see this Urban Waters Learning Network Impact Story from 2019
- Andy Kricun, Senior Fellow, US Water Alliance – the Water Equity Task Force and Camden, NJ’s vision of an Equity Water Future
- Cate Mingoya, Director of Capacity Building, Groundwork USA – read about GWUSA’s Climate Safe Neighborhoods and this MIT article and interview
- Jonathan Phillips, Executive Director; and John Evangelista, Director of Operations, Groundwork Elizabeth – read more about Groundwork Elizabeth’s Climate Safe Neighborhoods Program
Moderator: Heather Passchier, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and Groundwork Program Manager, National Park Service – read more about Heather’s work with the Groundwork Network, and the Directory of NPS Community Assistance Programs