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Changing Climate in Tennessee

Submitted by Connie Heath on May 5, 2021
 Metro Public Works and Urban Green Lab have partnered on a new educational series “Sustainable in the City: Thinking Upstream” focusing on how Nashvillians can better reduce, reuse, and recycle and live more sustainably. 
 Recently, Roger LindseyPractice Leader – Stormwater and Floodplain Management, Metro Water Services - Stormwater Division was a guest speaker.  Roger touched on the significance of the frequency or regularity with which Nashville is experiencing extreme weather events, almost all of which result in some flooding of vulnerable areas.
 His comments echoed the ongoing work he has been doing with Smart Cities Council and Nashville Metro as a 2020 Readiness Challenge Winner. Roger is an integral part of a Readiness Cohort discovering how to use data to improve outcomes for vulnerable communities affected by urban flooding.  Read Nashville Uses Collaborative Acceleration to learn more. Continuing as an expert in the field, Roger will participate in a joint session with another Readiness Challenge Winner, Orange County, FL, to discuss how communities can use community-scale data to bolster their economic, social, and environmental resilience during Infrastructure Week in Improving Community Resilience with Data.