Abby Sullivan 

Acting Chief Resilience Officer, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability

Abby Sullivan is the Acting Chief Resilience Officer in the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability. In this role she supports municipal climate adaptation by translating climate science into actionable tools and information and leads Philadelphia’s citywide resilience planning. Previously, she served as an Environmental Scientist at the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) with the Climate Change Adaptation Program where she led the Department’s coastal flood resilience efforts. Prior to working on the climate adaptation, she worked on public engagement and planning for PWD’s green stormwater infrastructure program, Green City Clean Waters. Abby is a Certified Floodplain Manager and serves on NASA’s Sea Level Change Practitioner Consultation Board and she was the former Chair of the Water Utility Climate Alliance Sea Level Rise Committee. She has a Master of Resource Management degree with a focus on coastal systems from the University Centre of the Westfjords, University of Akureyri in Iceland.

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