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Recent hurricanes are an unfortunate reminder of the necessity of preparation for a 500-year flood, an event that is considered so rare it has a 1-in-500 chance of happening in a single year. How will the Washington, D.C. region handle a similar storm event? What infrastructure is currently in place or being planned to mitigate flooding from these storms?
Hear about local action in the D.C. metropolitan area as new studies are underway to assess the coastal storm risk in the region.
Kevin J. Bush, chief resilience officer, Washington,
D.C., Jeffrey Gowen, branch chief of facility
operations, National Mall and Memorial Parks, National Park Service and Stephen
Walz, director, Department of Environmental Programs, Metropolitan
Washington Council of Governments join Susan Piedmont-Palladino,
director, Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, curator,
National Building Museum, to discuss D.C.’s flood resilience strategy
and infrastructure to protect the National Mall and surrounding
This FREE program will be presented at the Museum and livestreamed.