By Alex Rosen, Assistant Coastal Planner, WA Department of Ecology
As our ability to characterize hazardous areas improves with advances in science and technology, many communities have information to help identify vulnerability and risk to natural hazards along our shorelines – wind, waves, flood, landslide, erosion, earthquake and tsunami, and sea level rise. However, once these hazardous areas are delineated, it is challenging to figure out what comes next.
A partnership of agencies, non-profits, academic institutions, and policy advisory groups are working to collectively expand resources and capacity to better support community resilience initiatives. The purpose of this survey is to gather examples of natural hazard risk reduction projects from marine, estuarine, and riverine shorelines.
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