Virginia Beach Sea Level Wise Adaptation Strategy

City of Virginia Beach
Created: 8/14/2021 -


In the last five years, the City of Virginia Beach has undertaken a comprehensive effort to develop strategies to respond to sea level rise and related increases in flooding. This study, known as Sea Level Wise, has produced a wealth of information to understand what challenges the City will face and develop diverse strategies to pro-actively reduce the impacts.

Sea Level Wise is the City's comprehensive program for addressing rising sea levels and recurrent flooding risks. The Adaptation Strategy, published in March 2020, outlines a proactive, long-term approach to enable the City of Virginia Beach to adapt to these changing environmental conditions.

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