Along with the Army Corps and other federal, local government, academic and NGO partners, the Coastal States Organization (CSO) has released a new series of tools, website, and a primer on shoreline stabilization that promotes an engineering approach referred to as a Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering, or SAGE. This approach integrates 'green' nature-based measures with 'gray' structures at a local scale.
The SAGE website (http://sagecoast.org/) provides more than 100 examples of ongoing or completed projects that incorporate SAGE principles. It also includes a calendar of SAGE events, news posts and technical guidance for website viewers.
Click here to view the primer on shoreline stabilization.
Today, the CHRN planning team added 2 new resources to the CHRN site:
As the planning team, we are striving to provide a number of helpful resources in one place for coastal managers and planners, in addition to hazard and climate change practitioners in the Pacific Northwest region. We also know how overwhelming it can be to find reputable sources and relevant examples when it comes to incorporating climate adaptation into coastal planning. These two documents provide descriptive lists and the associated links for guidebooks, local resources, planning and analytical tools, project descriptions, assessments and local examples of incorporating coastal hazards and adaptation efforts that we have found to be useful.
Check out these new documents here! Also, if you know of any additional resources that you think should be included on the CHRN website, please contact Michael Levkowitz.
Obama Administration Releases Actions to Build Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Vulnerable Communities
Today the Obama Administration announced a new set of actions to support low-income and other vulnerable communities in preparing for the impacts of climate change, that includes over $25 million in private and public investments. Below is the list of actions and investments to build resilience:
The Obama Administration also released actions specifically for prioritizing resilience in federal programs, in addition to a progress report highlighting some of the key actions taken by the Administration that support the Task Force's recommendations. For more information, click here.
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