Adaptation Co-Creation Webinar Series

The space where innovation and climate resilience meet

ASAP is hosting a year long webinar program highlighting how partnerships lead to innovative adaptation action across the United States.  The ASAP Board of Directors is spearheading this new initiative, with leadership from Jennifer Jurado (Broward County), Jessica Grannis (Audubon), and Emily Wasley (WSP).

The Adaptation Co-Creation Series highlights innovation through examples of on-the-ground practice in adaptation through a variety of sectors and regions. The webinar series showcases private service providers and their contribution through partnerships with a diversity of collaborators to advance the adaptation field and embody innovation and excellence in practice.


Upcoming Sessions

February 2021 - Bridging the Partisan Divide with Resilience Solutions

North Carolina is emerging as a model for how to move equitable climate adaptation and resilience policy forward in a deeply “purple” state. Join the planners and policy makers who are forging partnerships at the state and regional level to ensure communities, across the political spectrum, are gaining access to funding and other resources that they need to implement climate adaptation solutions.

This session will highlight how NEMAC+Fernleaf along with other climate service providers have played critical roles in the development of North Carolina's Climate Resilience Plan and the state-wide climate assessment. From the regional perspective, Land of Sky Regional Council, will share how they formed a cohesive FEMA BRIC application encompassing communities from opposite ends of the political spectrum.

As we look forward to federal climate programs coming fast and furious, local and state planners and their private sector partners need to be prepared to translate new resources into programs that all communities can and want to embrace. Whether you are working at a watershed council, in a federal agency or as a climate consultant, this session will provide you with insights to making your projects and programs successful across diverse political contexts.


    • Amanda Martin, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency
    • Mary Roderick, Regional Planner, Land of Sky Regional Planning Authority
    • Jim Fox, Senior Resilience Associate, NEMAC+FernLeaf
    • Aashka Patel, Senior Resilience Analyst, NEMAC+Fernleaf
    • Geoffrey Habron, Ph.D., Professor of Sustainability Sciences, Furman University
    • Discussant: Beth Gibbons, Executive Director ASAP
    • Facilitator: Emily Wasley, Practice Leader, WSP’s Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change team and ASAP President


April 2021 - Still Available to Sponsor!

To get involved email Beth Gibbons directly at or complete this interest form: ASAP Co-Creation Series Interest Form

Past Sessions