Community Resilience, Part II: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Case Studies

Posted on: 10/04/2011 - Updated on: 3/06/2020

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Hannah Robinson



Many coastal communities are looking for ways to apply ecosystem-based management approaches for community resilience. This presentation will highlight the four-step process of The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience project, which includes awareness, risk, choice, and action. This approach focuses on the need to tailor options to fit the varying needs and pace of different communities. The case studies that will be presented focus on communities that have moved beyond the awareness phase in the process to assessing vulnerability and developing options for future action.

In this webinar, participants will learn about

  • The four steps of The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience approach Ecosystem-based management
  • Approaches that communities are choosing to implement when addressing coastal resilience issues
  • Challenges that other communities have faced when adapting to coastal risk
  • Flexible options that can be built into adaptation plans


Whelchel, A. (October 5, 2011). Community Resilience, Part II: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Case Studies [Digital Coast Webinar Series]. NOAA Coastal Services Center. Retrieved from CAKE:…

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