Coastal residents and towns need strategies to address climate change and its effects on sea-level rise, shoreline erosion, and coastal flooding. Extreme weather events can cause millions of dollars in damage and threaten coastal ecosystems and local economies. The Building a Resilient Coast project seeks to provide stakeholders with easy access to information to facilitate planning for climate and hazards impacts.
Research to understand the approaches used by the Dutch to engage stakeholders in planning for flood defense, shared in Counteracting the Myth of Dry Feet in Dutch Planning for Flood Defense: Lessons for New England, may provide models we can apply here at home. (Click to download the accessible version PDF)