“How Water Works in Eastwick” Workshop, May 15

All are invited to join “How Water Works in Eastwick” community workshop to better understand climate adaptation and flood mitigation strategies that can be integrated into the Eastwick Planning Process.

The workshop is being held on Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 pm, at the Eastwick Mercy Wellness Center, 2821 Island Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19153.

The Consortium for Climate Research in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) and Lower Darby Creek Area Research Team are hosting this workshop to discuss in detail the Eastwick community’s flooding problem, introduce a new tool for understanding the combined impacts of coastal and tidal flows, and explore the various urban planning considerations associated with several leading climate adaptation and flooding mitigation possibilities.

The focus of the workshop is “How Water Works in Eastwick.” Affected by downstream flows from Darby/Cobbs creeks and the Schuylkill River as well as tidal influences including storm surge and sea level rise from the Delaware River, Eastwick is vulnerable to both upstream and downstream factors.

CCRUN has developed a new hydrological model that can analyze the potential combined impacts of all of these factors. The workshop will introduce the model, various gray and green infrastructure responses to climate adaptation, and techniques used to mitigate flooding that are applicable to Eastwick.

We will begin a conversation of how to integrate residents’ experiences and knowledge of the community with those of scientists. We will then break into small groups to further the conversation between residents and scientists while investigating sites of interest to the Eastwick Planning Process.

Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition urges all to attend this workshop, bring a neighbor, and be informed about environmental challenges that impact our community’s social and economic well-being.

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