NRCM and the Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a screening of a film, Tidewater, on Monday, August 7 from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, New Hampshire. This film, by the American Resilience Project, shows how the US military and others are preparing for the effects of sea-level rise and finding solutions that will strengthen our national security and economic prosperity.
This event was free and open to the public.
About the film (from the American Resilience Project website): “Hampton Roads requires $1 billion in urgent infrastructure repairs with 900 miles of its roads and electric grid threatened by permanent flooding. Faced with these unprecedented challenges that can only be tackled by a wide range of stakeholders, from ordinary citizens to the U.S. Navy to local businesses, Tidewater demonstrates that an innovative whole-of-government problem-solving model being attempted by local and military leaders is the only way to ensure the continued strength of our national security, along with the continued prosperity of the region and the nation.
If Hampton Roads succeeds, it will mean success on several levels. They’ll save their homes, schools, businesses, the bases, and that’s no mean feat. But they’ll also create a powerful template for success, a model other regions can use to prepare for and deal with disaster – and more: a model that can demonstrate how people, businesses and government can pull together to solve any complex problem. The story strikes a positive tone, highlighting the outsized capabilities of Hampton Roads to show the nation and the world how it can be done. Lots of hard choices and sacrifices will have to be made in order for the plan to succeed, but if they get it right, human communities everywhere will have a roadmap.”