State Resilience Planning Group Works to Reduce Climate Impacts

Pew-led network brings together leaders from across the U.S. to share strategies, lessons

State Resilience Planning Group Works to Reduce Climate Impacts
An aerial view shows a residential neighborhood with a waterway on the left and a large park, with a lake, trees, and several grassy areas, to the right. Developed areas surround the other sides of the park, and a city skyline rises in the distance.
Louisiana leveraged $7 million in federal resources and nature-based solutions to upgrade Gretna City Park, at right, with new features that allow the park to absorb an additional 6.5 million gallons of stormwater—equivalent to 130,000 bathtubs. The project, completed in 2023, will reduce flood risk in the surrounding community.
Rami Diaz Waggonner & Ball

In 2019, The Pew Charitable Trusts formed the State Resilience Planning Group (SRPG), the nation’s premier peer network of chief resilience officers, agency directors, and state resilience officials from coastal and inland states. The SRPG provides a space for members to exchange practices and learnings related to the development and implementation of comprehensive state-level hazard resilience plans.

As increasingly extreme weather events drive states to address current and future severe flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and other disasters, communities need access to planning, design, and engineering expertise to help them develop long-term resilience strategies. The group holds quarterly virtual and periodic in-person meetings to discuss the latest advancements and emerging developments in states throughout the U.S.

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