Webinar: Protecting Communities and their Water Resources from Extreme Weather and Chemical Disaster

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Toxic Floodwaters Webinar Speakers

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern for a discussion about how climate impacts are compounding industrial disasters and impacting water resources.

Toxic spills from industrial sites pollute waterways and threaten the safety of communities already burdened by pollution and the climate crisis. With collaborative research and advocacy in Virginia and the Gulf Coast as a model, you'll learn about analytical and regulatory tools for preventing climate-induced chemical disasters.

On September 24, you'll hear from leading experts on climate change, industrial pollution, and the threat of toxic floodwaters:

  • Senior Advocacy Manager and James Riverkeeper Jamie Brunkow will discuss how the James River Association and its partners are using research, engagement, and advocacy to address the growing and related threats posed by climate change, industrial pollution, and social vulnerability to disaster in Virginia.
  • Executive Director and Waterkeeper Jordan Macha (Bayou City Waterkeeper) will discuss how her organization is using law and science to eliminate toxic pollution while strengthening the disaster resilience of human and natural systems in Houston and the Galveston Bay watershed.
  • Drawing on examples from Hurricane Harvey, CPR Member Scholar and Professor Victor Flatt (University of Houston Law Center) will discuss how federal disaster policy, hazardous waste law, and lagging enforcement fail to protect vulnerable communities from chemical disasters.
  • CPR Senior Policy Analyst (and former Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper) David Flores will moderate the discussion.

This webinar is co-sponsored with Waterkeeper Alliance, a global nonprofit working to ensure that every community worldwide has drinkable, swimmable and fishable water. Today, more than 300 local Waterkeeper groups protect water on six continents. Learn more at www.waterkeeper.org.

Register now to join us on Thursday, September 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Even if you cannot attend, please register and we’ll send you a recording later.