Members of the CRC team have been directly involved in the pioneering work completed for the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact given their expertise to help provide recommendations on sea level rise mitigation and adaptation in the region.
CRC works with local governments at the municipal, county and state levels, as wll as public safety and specialty 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.
CRC personnel have been working with government affiliates at national, state, regional and local levels for many years, and have also applied their expertise internationally in such countries as Brazil, Guatemala, Africa, and the Caribbean and elsewhere. The CRC team has been directly involved in the pioneering work completed for the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact.
This includes sea level rise estimations and projections and development of cost-effective, adaptation responses. CRC team members are routinely quoted in press reports and interviewed on radio and TV and have been referenced in leading publications in France, the United Kingdom, and Germany and have drawn national attention in the United States in the New York Times, USA Today and various other media outlets. This outreach is based on a solid core of climate impact work, which includes 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.
Based on this experience and linking with national and global experts, CRC is poised to respond to government and community needs at all levels and all scales. At the small town level, our diverse group is uniquely equipped to work with elected officials and professional representatives to provide detailed assessments of vulnerability and specific planning options. These plans can provide for both immediate actions and monitoring of key, coastal risk parameters over relevant time periods in order to devise phased responses and help execute adaptation responses.
At the city and community level, we are able to 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, CRC is well-equipped to bring the highest and most current level of knowledge in the formation of broad sector and long term responses to ongoing risks to our coastal facilities, settlements and economy.
CRC can be relied upon to serve as a bridge and a convener bringing together diverse stakeholders and linking public and private sector’s interests for capacity and resilience building.
CRC recognizes that infrastructure – water, sewer, stormwater, roadways and utilities –provide the backbone for all growth and economic development of a community. Residents and businesses rely on uninterrupted service from these infrastructure systems. Social fabric is associated with this reliance. CRC advisors have a track record of identifying vulnerable infrastructure, developing suites of solutions to harden, protect or replace infrastructure and developing timelines for action based on sea level rise milestones. CRC understands the 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 sea level rise vulnerable areas face the challenges of establishing monetary reserves and action plans to meet their unique adaptation needs in the coming years. Similarly, business interests have the need to create appropriate action plans to be ready for challenging coastal risks.
CRC provides research and analysis in identifying current and proposed federal, state and local laws which are crucial in meeting the fiduciary obligations of Board Members, officers, owners, planners and managers.
CRC also provides understanding and analysis of 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. Property owners and real estate professionals need to know about these legislative initiatives and their impacts. Our client-focused alerts are designed to keep stakeholders aware of important public policy developments impacting coastal risk.
By researching regulatory issues to help property owners, potential purchasers and real estate brokers keep on top of changing government initiatives, CRC clients can stay in compliance with rapidly evolving sea level adaptation legislation and rules. This includes ascertaining whether properties are included now, and in the future, in Adaptation Action Areas and special taxing districts affected by rising seas, storm surge and repeated tidal flooding. CRC helps property owners understand what inclusion of these zones means today and in the years to come.
We go beyond the technical science of coastal risks and chart the waters of public policy as it affects vulnerable interests and properties.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Leonard Berry, PhD