Environmental Film: Tidewater

Posted by: victorb 5/23/2017 10:02 PM

Environmental Film: Tidewater
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hampton Roads requires $1 billion in urgent infrastructure repair; 900 miles of road and electric grids are threatened by permanent flooding.  The new environmental film from the American Resilience Project, Tidewater, explores the challenge of sea level rise in the region and its potential to affect national security. Today, we're speaking with director Roger Sorkin in advance of tonight's premiere at the ODU University Theater. Join us at 440-2665 and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Today's Guests:

Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, USN (Ret.) – Chairs the Infrastructure Working Group for the Old Dominion University - convened Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Planning Project, working to develop a collaborative, whole of government and community approach to address the impact of sea level rise across the Hampton Roads region

Rear Admiral Kevin Slates, USN (Ret.) – Is an advisor to the American Resilience Project and form Director of Energy and Environmental Readiness on the Chief of Naval Operations staff

Astrid Caldas‎ – is a climate scientist with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation with practical policy implications for ecosystems, the economy, and society. She also works on policy related to climate change, natural resources management, conservation planning, socio-environmental synthesis, and climate communication.

Roger Sorkin - is an award-winning producer, writer and director specializing in the nexus between environment, energy and national security. He is the Executive Director and Producer of the film Tidewater




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