Participate in the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition
The Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition (TBRRC) is working to increase collaboration on resilience planning to address extreme weather and climate risks. To learn more, read the Memorandum of Understanding.
We invite companies, universities and non-profit organizations to become Resiliency Coalition Partners. Your knowledge and expertise are crucial and your input is needed on a range of topics from community vulnerability, housing, energy resiliency, green infrastructure, to economics and business resiliency. As a Resiliency Coalition Partner, your organization will be invited to meetings and webinars to discuss local risks, priorities, and strategies. You will be a part of important efforts which will advance resiliency planning, identify best practices, innovative policies and funding opportunities in our communities.
The Clean Energy workgroup will support Local Governments efforts for developing objectives and plans to increase energy efficiency, fuel reduction, and meet clean energy goals, and innovative energy resilience projects. The workgroup will discuss technical data needs and processes for conducting inventory assessments and developing baselines, metrics, methodologies, and cost-benefit analysis. The workgroup efforts will support regional dialogue and collaboration on best practices. The workgroup will also look for opportunities to pursue grants for technical assistance, and support implementation. The group plans to meet monthly in person.
Public and private sector representatives are welcome. For more information, please contact CJ Reynolds, at cjreynolds AT tbrpc.org.
The Resilience Coalition members recognize the value of robust datasets and GIS tools to inform planning and support effective decision making. However, ensuring that data is accurate and consistent between jurisdictions and categories, and accessible can be a challenge. The Geospatial Data Workgroup proposes to define data needs, identify tools and process to support vulnerability assessments and economic analysis, and increase collaboration on standards and data sharing throughout our region.
The Workgroup will meet with other Workgroup leads to discuss and define local priorities for specific hazards, risks, resilience issues, develop regional strategies, and define recommendations for providing stakeholders and relevant parties with information. The Workgroup will identify areas of geographic data needs, inventories, identify commonalities and differences between data. It will also consider regional symbology, visualizations, presentations and apps, and develop recommendations for the Coalition to support enhanced decision making.
Public and private sector representatives are welcome. The Workgroup seeks a diversity of professional backgrounds such as land development, public health, housing and building, environmental scientists, planners, and other professions.
For more information, please contact the workgroup lead, David Morehead, at david.morehead AT mymanatee.org or CJ Reynolds, at cjreynolds AT tbrpc.org.
The Resilient Shorelines and Spaces (RSAS) Workgroup will work to address imminent changes and impacts to the economic and environmental value of shorelines as a result of sea level rise (SLR) and storm surge. The RSAS will work on recommendations, guidelines, and standards in a collaborative effort to provide adaptive strategies for shoreline protection and improvement for all the local jurisdictions that have signed on to the TBRRC.
The workgroup will address the needs, standards, locations, and use of living shorelines, seawalls, construction, green and open space, drainage, wetlands, environmental restoration, and the policies that impact them, among other matters that are and will be experiencing changes resulting from SLR.
A coordinated effort is essential to the sustainability of all local jurisdictions with economic and environmental interests in the vital area where the land meets the sea. Utilizing a collaborative effort, the RSAS will address the effects of SLR at developed and undeveloped locations as well as areas suitable for redevelopment. Thus, the Workgroup is seeking agency experts, academic researchers, private consultants or others interested in being a part of the RSAS that have technical or program responsibilities in engineering, environmental resources, floodplain management, planning, permitting, or policy analysis.