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How Do We Talk About Resilience in PWS?

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

We hear the word "resilience" used frequently these days, but what does it mean in practice for our remote coastal communities? Does it mean resilient to natural disasters, to economic shocks, or to climate change? Actually, it can mean accounting and preparing for all of those -- that's not too daunting to community leaders and planners, is it . . .

Join us for the PWSEDD's 2022 Annual Meeting to learn about how the Scenarios Network for Alaska is helping communities adjust to climate change. We'll also be hearing from NOAA Social Scientist Marysia Szymkowiak about Adaptation Planning 101, to help communities get oriented with NOAA resources on how to think about mitigating climate impacts.

(In the meantime, you can explore some of NOAA's National Ocean Service program and data resources here. And this Ocean Economy page talks about all the ways our oceans, including Prince William Sound, supports our blue economy, from research to recreation to renewable energy to container shipping transportation.)

We'll also give a project update on the PWS Ferry Authority Feasibility Analysis, and other important economic development initiatives in Prince William Sound.

PWSEDD Annual Meeting, November 9, 2022, 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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