Past Event

At the Water's Edge: Transformative Local Action for Flood Response and Climate Adaptation

October 26, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

Columbia World Projects (CWP), in close collaboration with the Climate School, the Columbia Water Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, is facilitating a series of conversations, gathering leading community organizers, local government representatives and scholars from a selection of cities with intense flooding and inequality - many in the global South - to elucidate strategies to advance inclusive models for flooding adaptation and water governance.

As the culminating event of a global “At the Water’s Edge” conference that will consider more just flood prevention and response efforts, four distinguished scholars and practitioners will consider how to deepen the institutional capacities of key organizations—government, industry, non-profits, and multilaterals—while centering voices and experiences of historically excluded communities.