RAFT Resilience Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to create a place for the community and thought leaders to come together to create a short-term (one year) Resilience Action Checklist. The RAFT team will review the findings from the localities scorecard and identify the “low-hanging fruit” for improving resilience. The localities will break out into focused discussion groups to uncover how they can build on their current strengths, brainstorm opportunities, and identify 3 to 5 top opportunities for the next year to increase resilience in the face of environmental, economic, and social challenges. We will then dive into a large group discussion on regional sharing and maximizing impact across all of the localities, followed by break out sessions into locality discussion groups to identify an implementation team, create a timeline for the checklist, coordinate logistics with the RAFT team (e.g., timeline for calls), go over next steps, while allowing for open collaboration and opportunity for feedback throughout the process.

2020 Northern Neck Evaluation Session Summary:


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This website, Task # 92.03 was funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through Grant # NA17NOS4190152 
of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The views expressed
herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, or any of its subagencies.

This project is currently a partnership between the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at the University of Virginia, the Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at Old Dominion University, and the Center for Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech. The former Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the William & Mary Law School participated in this partnership from 2015 until June 2023.


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