Coastal Risk has contributed to the pioneering work of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact, providing insight and recommendations on sea level rise mitigation and adaptation in the region.
Coastal Risk works with local governments at the municipal, county and state levels, as well as public safety and service districts and agencies. We produce flood impact analyses that enable our clients to develop and implement solutions to mitigate the risk, danger, and cost of flooding of coastal government operations, services, and infrastructure.
Coastal Risk scientists have worked with government agencies at national, state, regional and local levels for many years, and have applied their expertise internationally in Brazil, Guatemala, Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Our work encompasses sea level rise estimations and projections and development of cost-effective, adaptation responses.
Coastal Risk experts are routinely quoted in press reports and interviewed on radio and TV and have been recognized as authorities in the New York Times, Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, and other media outlets. This recognition reflects our extensive climate impact work, including lead authorship of the National Climate Assessment and development of state-wide assessment of vulnerability of infrastructure, township level advice and planning to adapt to flooding and sea level rise.
Coastal Risk is exceptionally well positioned to respond to government and community needs at all levels and all scales. For small townships, our group is experienced in working with elected officials and other stakeholders to provide detailed assessments of vulnerability and specific planning options. These plans are the basis for immediate actions and monitoring of key coastal risk parameters over time in order to devise phased responses and execute adaptation responses.
For larger cities, we work with both government and community representatives by providing a level of science and expertise not usually available to them through existing resources. At the state and regional levels, Coastal Risk brings the highest level of knowledge in the formation of broad sector and long-term responses to ongoing risks of coastal facilities, infrastructure and economies.
Coastal Risk recognizes that infrastructure – water, sewer, stormwater, roadways and utilities –are the backbone for all operational considerations and the growth and economic development of a community. Residents and businesses rely on uninterrupted service from infrastructure systems. Social fabric is innately associated with this reliance. Coastal Risk advisors have an outstanding track record of identifying vulnerable infrastructure, developing solutions to harden, protect or replace science and technology of infrastructure risks and the nature of public policy as it affects action and funding.
PLANNING and REGULATORY ISSUES
Condominiums, homeowner associations and communities in areas that are vulnerable face the challenges of establishing capital resources and action plans to meet their unique adaptation needs.
We go beyond the technical science of coastal risks and chart the waters of public policy as it affects vulnerable interests and properties.
Coastal Risk provides research and analysis in identifying current and proposed federal, state and local laws that are crucial in meeting the fiduciary obligations of elected officials and professional staff.
Coastal Risk helps clients understand public policy as it impacts coastal exposures. Across the United States, local and state governments are considering, and in some cases implementing, laws to address rising waters. In addition to government entities, property owners and real estate professionals also need to know about legislative initiatives and their impacts. By researching regulatory issues to help property owners, potential purchasers and real estate brokers keep on top of changing government initiatives, Coastal Risk clients can stay in compliance with rapidly evolving sea level adaptation legislation and rules. This includes ascertaining whether properties are included, in Adaptation Action Areas and special taxing districts affected by rising seas, storm surge and repeated tidal flooding. Our client-focused alerts are designed to keep stakeholders aware of important public policy developments impacting coastal risk.
For further information or to schedule a consultation, please contact:
Leonard Berry, PhD