Estuarine Reserves are Helping Communities Have Difficult Conversations about Risk

Five research reserves in three regions teamed up with NOAA to provide risk communication training and technical assistance to help local communities advance resilience planning and hazard management. The training is designed for participants to develop the skills they need to better connect with different audiences. Thus far, feedback from the training has been glowing. “Ultimately, this training reduced the chances of an inadvertent misstep and positioned the State of Rhode Island to work cooperatively with water suppliers to address changing flood risks,” said Laura Sullivan, assistant chief in Rhode Island’s Office of Housing and Community Development. Read more in this blog from the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association.

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