Please join the US Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District and the National Flood Risk Management Program on June 7 from 11a.m.-12:15 p.m. PT (12p.m. MT, 1p.m. CT, 2p.m. ET) for “Out of harm’s way – without harm. Environmental and climate justice in flood buyouts and relocation.” This is the 7th webinar in our Bridging the Equity Gap Webinar Series. Previous recorded webinars are posted here : https://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Flood-Risk-Management/Flood-Risk-Management-Program/News-and-Events/Bridging-the-Equity-Gap/
As more frequent flooding disrupts low-lying communities, community members are faced with difficult decisions like whether to stay or go, and how to move. Relocating from flood prone areas has the potential to be an effective tool for households to move safely away from harm. However, relocation often comes with economic, social, and cultural costs. When not implemented with equity and inclusion in mind, buyouts and relocations could create or worsen environmental injustices. Join us for a rich discussion with expert panelists on the complex challenges, impacts, and benefits of using government buy outs and relocations to build flood resilience. Learn who lives in floodprone areas and who is targeted for buyouts. Consider how relocated households are doing today and what ‘success’ looks like. Discover how we as practitioners can approach relocation and resettlement more equitably. And, as always, leave the discussion inspired with tangible actions for change and a vision for environmental justice.
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