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September 16: Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Hurricane and coastal storm related losses have increased substantially during the past century, largely due to increases in population and development in the most susceptible coastal areas. Climate change poses additional threats to coastal communities from sea level rise and possible increases in strength of the largest hurricanes. Several large cities in the United States have extensive assets at risk of coastal storms, along with countless smaller cities and developed areas.

Join Richard Luettich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Gregory Baecher, University of Maryland, College Park, for a webinar on September 16, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern examining what we can do to better prepare for and respond to increasing risks of loss. Registration is required to join this webinar.

The webinar is hosted by the National Academies' Division on Earth and Life Studies.