The Game of Floods – An Interactive Workshop

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Friday, March 2 2018 9:00 AM 1:30 PM

DVRPC’s next Climate Adaptation Forum, will take place on the morning of Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Rather than a panel of speakers, we will instead be led by Kristin Baja, Climate Resilience Officer of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, in The Game of Floods.

The Game of Floods is an interactive game-based exercise to help participants understand the process of conducting a vulnerability and risk assessment and think about strategies to protect public assets from current and future flooding. The game is played in a series of steps and integrated into a presentation. Attendees progress through the steps from climate science, to asset inventory, to vulnerability, risk, and adaptation planning.

Using real-world examples selected for local governments, the game focuses is on the impacts of flooding on two sectors: transportation and stormwater management, although other issues inevitably enter into the mix. The game’s real-world examples are gathered from cities and partners, and embed equity and climate justice principles.

This workshop should be of particular interest to municipal managers, public works officials, and emergency management planners, as well as those involved in hazard mitigation planning.

Coffee and networking from 9:00 to 9:30 am. 
Networking lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

For questions, contact Rob Graff at 215-238-2826 /

This event is approved for 3.0 APA AICP CM credits.
Attendance certificates for PE CE credit will be provided upon request.