Oct 23, 2018

EPA Webcast: Building Resilience in Partnership with Vulnerable Communities

A Watershed Academy Webcast
The ability of a community to respond, recover, and bounce back from increased risk to local waters from extreme weather and natural disasters is not equally distributed. Environmental justice recognizes that some communities experience higher exposure to local water pollution and degraded local waterways on top of other social factors that increase vulnerability. 

Join us for this webinar that will look at the environmental justice factors contributing to vulnerability and examples of how EPA and its partner programs have effectively worked to help build resilience with vulnerable communities. We will also explore how the Urban Water Partnership model can build more resilient networks.

You must register in advance to attend this webcast. Register at the Watershed Academy Webcast website at 

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Two-Hour Audio Web Broadcast
EST: 1pm – 2:30pm
CST: 12pm – 1:30pm
MST: 11am – 12:30pm
PST: 10am – 11:30am

  • Brenda Torres, Executive Director of the San Juan Bay National Estuary Program
  • Roberta Swann, Director of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
  • Melissa Deas, Climate Program Analyst, Urban Sustainability Administration; DC Department of Energy and Environment

Webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.

Participants are encouraged to download them prior to the webcast.  
The Webcast presentations are posted in advance at

The Watershed Academy:
The Watershed Academy is a focal point in EPA's Office of Water for providing training and information on implementing watershed approaches. The Academy self-paced training modules and webcast seminars provide current information from national experts across a broad range of watershed topics. For more information, please visit www.epa.gov/watershedacademy.