Department of Defense and US Army Corps of Engineers

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Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Project Phase 2 Report: Recommendations, Accomplishments and Lessons Learned

October 19, 2016

The Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Planning Pilot Project was a two-year project to develop an adaptive planning strategy for sea level rise and recurrent flooding - through the collaboration of academic, military, government, and community partners. The Pilot sought to develop resilience and preparedness measures at the regional level with emphasis on impacts to national security and the economy, and to create a framework or template for intergovernmental strategic planning that could be used outside the region. The project was established to take a “whole of government” approach to coordinating the planning of the Federal, Commonwealth agencies and Local governments in the Hampton Roads region of Norfolk, Virginia. The Phase II report reviews the pilot process and contains lessons learned and final recommendations for adaptation and resiliency to sea level rise and recurrent flooding.

Related Organizations: Old Dominion University, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Identification and Engagement of Socially Vulnerable Populations in the USACE Decision Making Process

This primer, by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources, provides guidance on better identifying and engaging with individuals and groups of people who are more vulnerable to floods based on socioeconomic factors such as lack of access to education, adequate housing, economic resources, health care, and strong social networks. The primer provides strategies, tools, and examples of how to work with these vulnerable populations, stressing how active community engagement can actually lead to better decision making around water resources.  In addition to the general guidance, it looks at how USACE’s Dam and Levee Safety Program can better address and engage socially vulnerable population.

Related Organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Authors: Chris Baker, Seth Cohen, Gigi Coulson, Susan Durden, Ed Rossman

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Adaptation Planning for Climate Resilience: A Michigan Army National Guard Pilot Project

June 2016

As established by the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 4715.21 for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, the DoD is updating current directives to consider the effects of climate change on its operations. The DoD is leading a pilot project to begin working with local communities on climate resilience planning. The National Guard Adaptation Planning Pilot Project has been implemented for Camp Grayling, Michigan. This report details an action plan developed for Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center - aimed at managing the impacts of climate change on the installation, as well as in the greater community.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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U.S. Department of Defense Directive 4715.21: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

January 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 4715.21 establishes a new policy to assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change, and ensures that climate change is incorporated into all aspects of military planning. The policy states that DoD must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military. It assigns certain roles and responsibilities to the different offices within the DoD, and names the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment as the department’s primary climate change adaptation official.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Launched in 2010, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the result of multi-sector, community-based collaboration among federal agencies to protect and restore the Great Lakes system. Members of the GLRI Task Force include the Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of State, among others.

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Coast Guard, United States Department of State, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Army Corps North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study – Main Report

January 2015

This US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) study, released in January 2015, assesses flood risk from coastal storms for the North Atlantic coast from Virginia to Maine – the states and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy – and recommends strategies for reducing those flood risks. The study was designed to help Sandy-affected states and communities better understand how flood risks will change as a result of climate change and sea-level rise.  It captures the latest scientific information on sea-level rise, and provides state, local, and tribal governments with tools to help them prepare for changing flood risks and apply the lessons learned from the study. 

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features for Coastal Resilience

January 2015

This US Army Corps of Engineers report describes different coastal resilience measures that can be implemented to reduce risks from flooding and erosion. The measures explored in the report include:

Related Organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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U.S. Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

October 2014

The Department of Defense (Department, DoD) recognizes that climate change will affect their ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security, and has developed the Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap representing the Department’s climate adaptation activities and strategies in response to these impacts. The 2014 report builds upon and updates the original 2012 DoD Adaptation Roadmap. 

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Priority Agenda: Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America's Natural Resources

October 2014

The Climate and Natural Resources Working Group (CNRWG) of the U.S. Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience developed this Priority Agenda in response to the direction of Executive Order 13653 “Preparing the U.S. for the Impacts of Climate Change” and in coordination with the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Federal Action to Support State, Local and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change

July 16, 2014

On July 16, 2014, President Obama announced this series of new climate change initiatives from across federal agencies - based on the recommendations of the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness - to help state, local, and tribal leaders prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change by developing and rebuilding more resilient infrastructure.

Related Organizations: State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, Executive Office of the President of the United States, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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