Delaware Coastal Programs offers training and assistance to local governments through the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Coastal Training Program offers resources to help communities make informed decisions.
The Coastal Training Program addresses critical coastal resource management issues in Delaware by providing current scientific information and access to technologies and skill-building opportunities to Delawareans responsible for making decisions about the state’s coastal resources.
The Coastal Training Program’s activities range from technical assistance, seminars, hands-on skill training, and participatory workshops to lectures and technology demonstrations. Through these programs, coastal resource decision makers also have opportunities to share experiences, network in a multidisciplinary setting, and participate in field activities.
Past training and workshops have covered subjects such as climate change and community resiliency, wetlands restoration, meeting and process skills, and science communication techniques.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Climate Communications Training
Learn a research-based approach to communication that engages audiences in thinking productively about how they can participate in creating or supporting solutions to climate change.
Friday, May 8, 2020 - Creating a Flood Ready Community
Learn the multiple sources of flood risks to Delaware communities and how they can be addressed and mitigated.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings
Learn to plan and facilitate a meeting (or a series of meetings) that minimize conflict and enhance problem solving.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards
Learn a how communities plan and implement green or natural infrastructure projects to reduce coastal natural hazards.
The Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League is a collaborative network of state, nonprofit, and academic partners working to help Delaware communities as they adapt to the impacts of climate change and work towards a more sustainable future. In November, 2017, the League held its first Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit.
The Land-Water-Community Connections E-Newsletter features resources to help plan smarter for safer and more sustainable communities. This roundup of resources includes training schedules and highlights, tools, technical assistance programs, and funding sources from the CTP as well as other local practitioners and technical experts.