Sea level rise conference set for Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Several members of Congress representing Virginia and Hampton Roads will host a conference on sea level rise in Norfolk next week.

The conference is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. at the Ted Constant Center at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. It will be hosted by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-02) and Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) alongside mayors Paul Fraim of Norfolk and Will Sessoms of Virginia Beach.

“The bipartisan forum will focus on meeting the challenges Hampton Roads faces due to sea level rise and land subsidence and how to promote action at the federal, state and local level to address the region’s needs,” a release said. “The conference will feature two panels of federal policy experts and regional stakeholders that will respectively discuss policy needs and the process of coordinating work on these issues across government, academia and the private sector.”

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