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July 2021

Dismantling Oppressive Systems: Building Just Communities

July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Provided by: The University of Pittsburgh The goal of the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Diversity Forum is to provide the tools and space to make our communities more diverse, equitable, and inclusive places. This year’s theme is “Dismantling Oppressive Systems: Building Just Communities” and the programming will focus on the key concepts underpinning social justice, illuminating examples of systemic injustice, and examining means and methods of infusing equitable and just policies and practices across multiple sectors in our communities.

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Watershed Basics and Types of Flooding

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 3 Rivers Wet Weather, ALCOSAN, Allegheny County Conservation District, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, PA Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh for a flood education workshop series to answer those questions. You’ll learn about the basics of flooding, how to prepare and protect yourself and your property, available resources and contacts, and other important information to empower yourself and the people you care about before, during and after a flood. We…

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Flood Mitigation – Grant Assistance

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SEDA-Council of Governments’ Flood Resiliency Program and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency are partnering with Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission to offer a webinar that will provide a broad range overview of flood-related grant assistance available to counties and municipalities. Check out this webinar to learn more about BRIC, FMA, HMGP, CDBG, CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT, FMP, and ACOE/Silver Jackets!

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Blue/Green Stormwater Infrastructure

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Blue-green” stormwater infrastructure (BGSI) combines water quality and community enriching benefits of “green” infrastructure coupled with the flood reduction and climate resiliency benefits of “blue” infrastructure. Green stormwater infrastructure typically treats and reduces smaller, more frequent stormwater flows, and blue stormwater infrastructure temporarily stores larger volumes of stormwater without significant reliance on vegetation. BGSI encompasses both types of infrastructure and often includes such innovative, “floodable” systems such as “floodable parks”, “wet plazas”, and “retention boulevards” that can collectively provide a…

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Moving towards a 21st Century Sustainable, Equitable Future for Pennsylvania

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Coal demand in the United States has declined precipitously over the last decade and is projected to reach its lowest levels in the coming years. As demand for alternative forms of energy continues to grow, the needs of coal communities must be at the forefront. Our panel of experts will draw on best practices from other states to share a vision for a sustainable Pennsylvania, with particular attention to the needs of the Appalachian region. Plus, we’ll talk about how…

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August 2021

Solar Seminar Series

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by: WeConservePA Join WeConservePA for a series of solar seminars following up on the popular Land Conservation Conference session on utility-scale solar development. As energy transitions continue to expand nationally, and in the Commonwealth, utility scale solar is being seen as becoming one of the key energy sources of our future. For these sessions, we will be joined by Tom Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) with Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Brook Duer, Staff…

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Where Flooding Occurs and How You Can Find Out

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 3 Rivers Wet Weather, ALCOSAN, Allegheny County Conservation District, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, PA Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh for a flood education workshop series to answer those questions. You’ll learn about the basics of flooding, how to prepare and protect yourself and your property, available resources and contacts, and other important information to empower yourself and the people you care about before, during and after a flood. We…

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Online Open House

August 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Provided by: Port Authority We heard all your needs, ideas, and big dreams for the future of our transit system. We’ve analyzed the numbers and assessed the investment feasibility to create a transit project map and a slate of programs for our 25-year planning horizon. Join us to hear and give your input on the draft NEXTransit Plan from Port Authority and the NEXTransit team.

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Preparation & Mitigation for Flooding

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 3 Rivers Wet Weather, ALCOSAN, Allegheny County Conservation District, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, PA Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh for a flood education workshop series to answer those questions. You’ll learn about the basics of flooding, how to prepare and protect yourself and your property, available resources and contacts, and other important information to empower yourself and the people you care about before, during and after a flood. We…

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Advancing Your Organization’s Carbon-Reduction Goals

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by: Sustainable Pittsburgh, CEOs for Sustainability, and Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability and Environment Reducing your organization’s carbon emissions can cut energy costs; build your brand’s reputation with employees, customers, and other stakeholders; spur innovation; and even increase your bottom line — all while helping to address the climate crisis. So how do you set meaningful targets and a strategy for achieving them? Join Sustainable Pittsburgh, CEOs for Sustainability, and Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment…

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Responding to Flooding

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 3 Rivers Wet Weather, ALCOSAN, Allegheny County Conservation District, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, PA Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh for a flood education workshop series to answer those questions. You’ll learn about the basics of flooding, how to prepare and protect yourself and your property, available resources and contacts, and other important information to empower yourself and the people you care about before, during and after a flood. We…

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Ordinances (SALDO) and Stormwater Ordinance Enforcement

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Subdivision and land development ordinances (SALDO) are the most common form of land use regulation in Pennsylvania. In this workshop, we will discuss all things SALDO including MPC requirements, how to adopt a SALDO, review processes, updating ordinances, how stormwater management relates to a SALDO, and lessons learned along the way.

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Recovering from Flooding

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 3 Rivers Wet Weather, ALCOSAN, Allegheny County Conservation District, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, PA Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and Watersheds of South Pittsburgh for a flood education workshop series to answer those questions. You’ll learn about the basics of flooding, how to prepare and protect yourself and your property, available resources and contacts, and other important information to empower yourself and the people you care about before, during and after a flood. We…

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