Scope and Purpose
Changing climatic and sea level conditions may alter the Bay ecosystem and human activities, requiring adjustment to policies, programs and projects to successfully achieve our restoration and protection goals for the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. This challenge requires careful monitoring and assessment of these impacts and application of this knowledge to policies, programs and projects.The Climate Resiliency Workgroup coordinates climate-related efforts to address climate resilliency for the Chesapeake Bay Program as deemed a priority of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Juristictions noted in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.
Core Workgroup Values
- Increase the resiliency of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including its living resources, habitats, public infrastructure and communities, to withstand adverse impacts from changing environmental and climate conditions.
- Continually monitor and assess the trends and likely impacts of changing climatic and sea level conditions on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, including the effectiveness of restoration and protection policies, programs, and projects.
- Continually pursue, design, and construct restoration and protection projects to enhance the resiliency of Bay and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of coastal erosion, coastal flooding, more intense and more frequent storms, and sea level rise.
In June, 2015 the Climate Resiliency Management Strategy was released. This strategy currently serves as the guide for climate related planning, reserach and programmatic efforts for the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership.
To learn more about planned activities, review the Climate Resiliency Biennial Work Plan.
Review past issues of the Climate Resiliency Newsletter.