Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast - Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane ProtectionThe Comprehensive Master Plan is the principal means for establishing a clear set of priorities for comprehensive coastal protection in Louisiana. This first report from 2007 presents a series of recommended hurricane protection and coastal restoration measures. Maps and explanations about the measures, as well as a management strategy for implementing them are also provided.
The Guam Coastal Management Program (GCMP) completed assessment and strategy documents in 1991, 1997, 2001, and 2006. This 2010 update provides an opportunity to review the program's accomplishments as well as its strategy for handling new challenges and changing scenarios facing Guam.
The 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) is a useful example of mainstreaming the consideration of climate change into an existing strategic planning framework. It defines Florida's future transportation vision, goals, objectives, and strategies to guide transportation decisions over the next 50 years, while indicating the need to consider climatic changes and related impacts into both planning variables, and key decisions (e.g.
Climate change is a global phenomenon that has the potential for severe local impacts to natural systems in Fresno County. These impacts in turn will affect agriculture, human health, infrastructure, forestry, emergency response, tourism, and many other facets of society. Climate change impacts are expected to exacerbate existing problems in Fresno County while also imposing new ones.
In August 2008, Denver Water embarked on a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that will help guide decisions related to our water system over the next 40 years. The new IRP, which will be finished in 2012, will consider a broader range of issues than in the past, including:
This report focuses on the impacts of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay area and how local governments can respond. Chapter five of the report focuses on adaptation strategies. Specifically the report addresses the impacts of sea level rise on neighborhoods, job centers, transportation, water and waste water infrastructure, and vital ecosystem services. Adaptation strategies discussed include conducting a vulnerability analysis and identifying long- and short-term strategies.
The Task Force on Adaptation to Climate Change was established in the spring of 2009 by the Pacific Council on International Policy (Pacific Council) to address the prospect of climate change for California. The goal is to develop a path forward in view of the growing knowledge of climate science and in appreciation of the anticipated changes we are already seeing evidence of.
The Environmental Code Committee of the City of Baguio, Philippines, is in the process of drafting an environmental code for the growing city. With the increasing threat of climate change, it is crucial for the city to develop environmental regulations to preserve the heritage and ecosystems of the area. The city of Baguio has been named the "summer capital" of the Philippines due to its cool weather in the summer months; thanks to climate change, temperatures are increasing and Baguio may no longer remain an escape for those from hotter cities in the Philippines.
The library holds approximately 22,000 volumes; collectively 3500 technical reports from the Waterways Experiment Station, CRREL, CERLCERC, IWR, EPA, etc.; 90+ periodicals; and 224 videos and cassettes.
Engineering Map Files contain civil and military project drawings for the District. There are approximately 25 cabinets of these drawings, some of which are originals and date back to the 1700s.
The library also has topographic maps for Virginia, nautical charts, wetland inventory maps, and county and state highway maps.