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Cost-Efficient Climate Change Adaptation in the North Atlantic

Judd Schechtman and Michael Brady
Created: 3/28/2018 - Updated: 1/04/2019

Abstract

This report summarizes the work of two NOAA-funded graduate fellows research on community-level coastal flood management and climate change adaptation best practices throughout the North Atlantic region (Virginia to Maine). Guided by a steering committee composed of government and academic personnel involved with climate adaptation throughout the North Atlantic, the fellows visited coastal communities to collect information on low-cost climate change and related coastal hazard management best practices. The purpose of the work was to identify and collate cost-effective adaptation projects implemented at the municipal level, to provide NOAA with best practice information to assist with ongoing adaptation outreach.

Published On

Monday, July 15, 2013

Keywords

Region: 
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Economics
Flooding
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate climate-smart guidelines into restoration
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Create or modify shoreline management measures