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208 South Great Road
01773 Lincoln , MA
United States
42° 24' 36.9828" N, 71° 19' 56.4312" W
Massachusetts US
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Project Summary

Mass Audubon is integrating climate change into many aspects of its work. In addition to supporting measures to reduce fossil fuel emissions and increase renewable energy resources for the state, Mass Audubon has also incorporated climate change into its education, research, management, and policy efforts.

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United States
43° 2' 51.5364" N, 70° 54' 50.4036" W
US

Project Summary

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the University of New Hampshire, and Antioch University New England are working to improve information regarding flood risk in the Lamprey River Watershed in New Hampshire. This project will develop a methodology for assessing flood risks and, based on future land use and climate change scenarios, will provide decision makers, planners, and the public with products to support land use decision-making.

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1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
20460 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 41.154" N, 77° 1' 43.9968" W
District Of Columbia US

Project Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program works to build capacity in different National Estuary Programs to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Twelve National Estuary Programs received grants and/or technical assistance in 2008 and 2009. The Climate Ready Estuaries Program also created the Coastal Toolkit to provide resources to program managers and other stakeholders in U.S. estuaries.

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159 Saint George St.
B0S Annapolis Royal , NS
Canada
44° 44' 48.0876" N, 65° 31' 5.6712" W
Nova Scotia CA

Project Summary

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, has historically flooded when storm surges coincided with high tides. It is prone to flooding because the town was built upon reclaimed land using dykes constructed in the 17th century and the surrounding land is naturally subsiding. Sea level rise, coupled with more frequent and intense storm surges, increase the vulnerability of the town to flooding. To assess the future impacts of climate change, flood risk assessments were completed using LIDAR data, water modeler software, and historical tidal and flood records.

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Canada
63° 44' 48.0948" N, 68° 31' 1.0812" W
CA
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Project Summary

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada funded the city of Iqaluit to identify vulnerabilities of existing infrastructure and develop adaptation options. In particular, the city focused on the impacts that thawing permafrost, increases in extreme weather, changes in precipitation patterns, changes to the coastal environment, and increases in ultraviolet radiation could have on its buildings, roads, water supply, and wastewater treatment facilities.

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2279 Cornwall Ave
V6K Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 21.378" N, 123° 9' 24.3792" W
British Columbia CA
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The Greater Vancouver Regional District created the Stormwater Interagency Liaison Group (SILG) to develop a coordinated approach to update municipal stormwater management plans. The SILG created a template for municipalities to create watershed-specific Integrated Stormwater Management Plans (ISMPs). The ISMPs are designed to improve environmental health and reduce the likelihood of community flooding. While climate change adaptation is not an explicit goal, it is an inherent outcome in successful ISMPs.

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606 7th Ave
98104 Seattle , WA
United States
47° 36' 16.8516" N, 122° 19' 37.2108" W
Washington US

Project Summary

Forty of King County’s 77 major wastewater facilities are located adjacent to tidally influenced water bodies. Sea level rise due to thermal expansion and melting glaciers coupled with storm surge could make the low-lying treatment facilities prone to flooding in the future. The County assessed the vulnerability of its wastewater treatment facilities using sea level rise projections, historical tidal data and site elevations. The report concludes that based upon current sea level rise projections, the probability of imminent damage to King County’s wastewater treatment facilities is low.

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99603 Homer , AK
United States
59° 38' 33" N, 151° 32' 53.9988" W
Alaska US

Project Summary

In 2007, Homer, Alaska was selected to pilot the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Climate Resilient Communities program. This program works with local governments to catalog greenhouse gas emissions and to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. In December 2007 Homer released the Climate Action Plan.

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Olympia , WA
United States
47° 2' 16.0908" N, 122° 54' 2.8476" W
Washington US

Project Summary

The relatively low elevation of downtown Olympia, Washington, makes it prone to flooding due to sea level rise. To assess the city’s vulnerability, flooding maps were produced for a variety of sea level rise scenarios. Olympia’s propensity and duration of flooding vary with the amount of sea level rise projected. As a result of the sea level rise flooding maps, city planners have brainstormed a variety of strategies that could reduce the vulnerability of downtown Olympia.

Location

United States
38° 5' 27.5136" N, 75° 13' 24.2004" W
US
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Project Summary

In 2001, the Worcester County Planning Commission voted to update the county's Comprehensive Development Plan. The county assessed the threat of sea level rise as well as storm surge and incorporated these findings into the revised comprehensive plan. The final plan specifically calls for the development of a sea level rise response strategy including a two-foot freeboard requirement for properties in flood areas and a policy to discourage shoreline hardening. The plan also directs future growth to areas outside hurricane storm surge zones and floodplains.

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