Stemming the Tide: How Local Governments Can Manage Rising Flood Risks

This case study analyzes Virginia local governments' authority to use existing land use powers to adapt to the impacts of sea-level rise and flooding. Specifically, this study looks at local authority to implement policy options identified in Virginia’s Climate Action Plan. State and local government officials in other states may find the study helpful in determining how local government land use powers in their states may be used as part of a climate adaptation plan.

Publication Date: May 2010

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