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Assessing Green Infrasture Costs and Benefits in Toledo, OH and Duluth, MN

Jun 16, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Global Change, Local Impact Webinar Series presents Assessing Green Infrasture Costs and Benefits in Toledo, OH and Duluth, MN. The negative economic effects of flooding from extreme precipitation events—including preparation costs and the expenses related to damages, clean up, and business disruptions—are being experienced throughout the Great Lakes region.

This webinar will provide information about:

  •         two pilot projects that explored the economic benefits of green infrastructure to reduce flooding
  •         results from the study and next steps the cities are taking
  •         resources to help your communities explore these topics

This webinar is related to a previous climate webinar from May 2013. A recording and support materials are available online for review, but not required for attendance here.


Lori Cary-Kothera
Lori Cary-Kothera is the Operations Manager for the Science and Geospatial Services Division at the NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. She works on a variety of projects helping local coastal resource agencies better utilize technologies including GIS and social media. Ms. Cary-Kothera has a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University and a MS degree in Biological Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology.

Tashya Allen
Tashya Allen is a Coastal Hazards Specialist working for The Baldwin Group at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Her background is in community-based risk and vulnerability assessments. She also specializes in the development of decision support tools for hazards management and community resilience planning. Ms. Allen holds a BS in Geology from the College of Charleston

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