State Agencies Tackle Infrastructure Resiliency Through New Partnership

A November 25, 2015, Maryland Historical Trust blog article announced that five Maryland agencies have joined together to form the Maryland Resiliency Partnership.  The Partnership will increase infrastructure resilience against natural disasters, such as hurricanes, and climate change. From the article:

The Maryland Resiliency Partnership is comprised of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of the Environment, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the Maryland Historical Trust, and the Maryland Environmental Service.  All five agencies are working together to leverage funding, personnel, and projects to support efforts that integrate floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and coastal resiliency. …

Recently, the Maryland Department of the Environment hosted flood risk outreach workshops in Crisfield and Smith Island.  All of the Maryland Resiliency Partnership members were on-hand to provide residents with additional information on grant programs and flood mitigation best practices, like elevating houses above the predicted flood water level.  Look for information coming soon to our Facebook page on upcoming Maryland Resiliency Partnership workshops.

MD Resiliency Partnership

Maryland Resiliency Partnership members at the 10th Annual Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Conference

SOURCE: Our History, Our Heritage (The Maryland Historical Trust Blog)