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Coastal Management in the Face of Rising Seas: Legal Strategies for Connecticut

August 2, 2012

This article examines legal strategies to help state and local governments reconcile these governance challenges when adapting to sea level rise (SLR). In the context of Connecticut state law, this article examines how land use regulations can be used to ensure that coastal development is more resilient to SLR impacts and less harmful to coastal ecosystems.

Related Organizations: National Sea Grant Law Center

Authors or Affiliated Users: Jessica Grannis, Julia Wyman, Meagan Singer, Jena Shoaf, Colin Lynch

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Facing Our Future: Adaptive Planning for Sea Level Rise in Maui and Hawaii Counties

July 2012

A partnership was established between the County of Maui, County of Hawaii, and the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Program to prepare this coastal adaptation planning report. Recommendations are outlined which are intended to provide a foundation for improving shoreline planning for coastal hazards at the local level, focusing on sea level rise.  The recommendations were developed by coastal planners from the Counties of Maui and Hawaii, and are specific to issues that can be addressed within the context of the existing County regulatory frameworks.

Related Organizations: University of Hawaii, Hawaii Sea Grant

Authors or Affiliated Users: Tara M. Owens, Dennis Hwang, Andrew Bohlander, Anna Benesovska, James Buika, Bethany Morrison

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Climate Change and "Coast Smart" Construction (Maryland Executive Order 01.01.2012.29)

December 28, 2012

On behalf of the State of Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley has signed the Executive Order (01. 01. 2012. 29) Climate Change and “Coast Smart” Construction on December 28, 2012 - a landmark initiative to increase the State’s long term resiliency to storm-related flooding and sea level rise. The Executive Order enacts a number of policy directives, including directing all State agencies to consider the risk of sea level rise, flooding and extreme weather to be taken into account in the construction or reconstruction of all state buildings and facilities - and structures to be elevated two or more feet above the 100-year base flood level.

Related Organizations: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State of Maryland, Maryland Commission on Climate Change, Maryland Department of General Services

Author or Affiliated User: Governor Martin O'Malley

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Maryland Climate Change and "Coast Smart" Construction (Executive Order 01.01.2012.29) – Application to Transportation Infrastructure and Facilities

December 28, 2012

On December 28, 2012, then-Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, Executive Order 01.01.2012.29, Climate Change and “Coast Smart” Construction, directing all state agencies to consider the risk of coastal flooding and sea level rise in the siting and design of state structures to avoid or minimize impacts. The order applies to all state facilities and structures, including transportation facilities.

Related Organizations: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State of Maryland

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Tracking the Effects of Sea Level Rise in Georgia's Coastal Communities

December 14, 2012

This report focuses on the sea level rise impacts as well as adaptation opportunities for three counties along the Georgia coast (Chatham, Liberty, and McIntosh).  The result of a semester-long graduate planning studio at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the project's goal is to provide residents, decision-makers, and researchers with information that can help to proactively plan for future sea level rise (SLR).

Related Organizations: Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Conservancy

Authors or Affiliated Users: Larry Keating, Dana Habeeb, Gillam Campbell, Marvin Clermont, Kathryn Colberg, Richelle Gosman, Anna Rose Harkness, Amy Moore Hugens, Paul Lorenc, Dzung Nguyen, Jennifer Yun, Joy Zhou

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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California State Coastal Conservancy Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018

December 6, 2012

The California State Coastal Conservancy was established in 1976 to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore - working in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. 

Related Organizations: California State Coastal Conservancy

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Preparing for Tomorrow's High Tide: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for the State of Delaware

July 2012

Delaware’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (SLRAC) was established by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), to help the state plan for sea level rise. The SLRAC is assessing Delaware’s vulnerability to current and future inundation problems that may be exacerbated by sea level rise. Their goal is to develop a set of recommendations for state agencies, local governments, businesses, and citizens to enable them to adapt programs, policies, business practices and make informed decisions.

Related Organizations: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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CA SB 1066 - Climate Ready California Coastal Conservancy

September 27, 2012

The California State Coastal Conservancy, established in 1976, is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore- working in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners.

Related Organizations: California State Coastal Conservancy, State of California

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Risk and Resilience in Coastal Regions, An Urban Land Institute Global Policy and Practice Forum Report

2013

In January 2013, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) convened an interdisciplinary group of market stakeholders to explore the implications of new environmental risks in coastal regions on real estate practices and markets. This report represents the stakeholder's input and ultimate strategies from the forum - including participation from the real estate industry, insurance industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

Related Organizations: Urban Land Institute

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Hampton Roads Climate Change Adaptation Project

July 2012

Hampton Roads, Virginia engaged in a three-phase Climate Change Adaptation Project to identify impacts, assess the region’s vulnerabilities, and identify potential strategies for adapting to anticipated impacts. Part of the assessment focused on impacts to transportation infrastructure, although transportation impacts were only one issue of many analyzed in the three reports.

Related Organizations: Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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