Dr. Leonard Berry

- Vice President, Government Consulting -

Dr. Leonard Berry is a co-founder of Coastal Risk Consulting, along with Albert Slap. Dr. Berry is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at FAU. He has worked on environmental and climate change studies worldwide with extensive field experience in Africa, Central and South America and Asia. He has been a consultant to numerous national and international agencies including USAID, World Bank, UNDP, GEF and FAO. In Florida his work includes statewide analyses of sea level rise impacts, studies of ground water pollution, the impacts of changing climate on Everglades Restoration, and most importantly, the strategy and mechanics of adaptation for urban and rural communities in the face of a changing environment and new levels of extreme events. He is a member of the Four County Compact working group on current and future impacts of sea level rise, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Community Resilience Group and other state and national networks. Dr. Berry is the author of twenty books and over three hundred papers and reports and is an author of the Southeastern section of the current National Climate Assessment. In 2012 he testified to the United States Senate full committee on Natural Resources and Energy on the current and future impacts of sea level rise in Florida. In 2017, Dr. Berry testified before a United State Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee about the risks of coastal flooding.



CRC Shares Insights on Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding at Leading Conferences

  • Adaptation Canada, April 2016
  • Environmental Seminar and Earth Day UpdateUniversity of Pennsylvania, May 2016
  • PROVIA Adaptation Futures, Netherlands, May 2016 
  • Sea Level Rise & South FL Real Estate, Fort Lauderdale, FL May 2016  
  • Wharton Business Radio Show, Preparing for Rising Sea Levels, May 2016

Client Testimonials

See What Clients Say About the Value of CRC’s Products

"Duke Properties is a provider of world-class service in the property management business. Having had personal experiences with Superstorm Sandy, we wanted our clients to understand their flooding risks and be prepared. Our management used Coastal Risk's innovative flood and storm models on our private residences. Understanding the value to us, personally, we are now integrating flood prediction modeling into our business processes. Additionally, the staff at Coastal Risk is very knowledgeable and responsive and will take the time needed to explain the model results and discuss cost-effective, adaptation options. This is an exciting new product for the property management industry, which will help us make more informed decisions in the future as climate changes."

Albert Dweck
Duke Properties

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