Adaptation and Resiliency Working Group

The members of each working group are appointed by the Commission Chair, and embody both the public and private interests in climate change to ensure well-balanced direction and broad expertise. 

The Adaptation and Resiliency Working Group supports the charge of the Commission by developing a comprehensive strategy for reducing Maryland's climate change vulnerability, providing state and local governments with tools to plan for and adapt to the more extreme weather and rise in sea levels anticipated as a consequence of climate change. For additional details on recent and planned activities, please see the group's Work Plan or past meeting materials posted on this page.


ARWG meetings are held quarterly at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment. 

The time, date and location for all Maryland Commission on Climate Change, Steering Committee, and Working Group meetings may be found on the MCCC Calendar

The next meeting will be announced here.

Meeting Archives

expand Meeting Date: 5/20/2019
  Changes in Local Precipitation due to Climate Change
  ARWG Meeting Slides
expand Meeting Date: 2/25/2019
expand Meeting Date: 12/3/2018
expand Meeting Date: 7/30/2018
  ARWG & Maryland Coast Smart Council Joint Agenda
  2018 Annual Report Recommendations
expand Meeting Date: 5/7/2018
  Public Health Work Group
  Climate Change Vulnerability in the Coasts and Oceans of the Mid-Atlantic Region - Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 3/12/2018
  Draft Meeting Notes
  Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
  Climate Resiliency: Principles for Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans
  Regional Meeting Options
expand Meeting Date: 12/11/2017
  Meeting Notes
  Local Capacity Analysis
  Summary by County
expand Meeting Date: 9/11/2017
  2018 Recommendations
  Green Infrastructure for Chesapeake Stormwater Management
expand Meeting Date: 5/22/2017
  ARWG DNR Meeting Notes (Draft) 5/22/2017
expand Meeting Date: 3/6/2017
  Climate Ready DC
  Maryland Climate and Health Profile Report - Maryland Institue for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health
expand Meeting Date: 11/4/2016
  Partnerships for Climate Resilience and Adaptation on the Eastern Shore
  Engaging Small Business in Maryland on Climate Resilience
expand Meeting Date: 9/15/2016
  Building Marsh & Community Resilience: Deal Island Peninsula Project
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 7/29/2016
  ARWG GGRA Adaptation Chapter Update 2015
expand Meeting Date: 6/22/2016
expand Meeting Date: 6/2/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 2/4/2016
expand Meeting Date: 7/29/2015
expand Meeting Date: 4/17/2015