Summary: This publication provides a summary of tools and strategies that are available to characterize, analyze, and otherwise deal with uncertainty in characterizing, and doing analysis of, climate change and its impacts.
Summary: This guidebook provides a detailed treatment of climate concerns in coastal areas. The guidebook proposes an approach for assessing vulnerability to climate change and climate variability; developing and implementing adaptation options; and integrating options into programs, development plans and projects at the national and local levels.
Summary: No Adverse Impact (NAI) as outlined by the Association of State Floodplain Managers provides a new and effective coastal management philosophy, and also identifies its legal underpinnings. NAI floodplain management is essentially a “do-no harm” policy based on the concept that everyone benefits when the actions of every community or property owner does not adversely affect others.
Summary: The Resilience Index is a self-assessment which provides community leaders with a method of predicting if their community will reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning and structure after a disaster. The goal is for every community to become highly resilient.
Summary: The toolkit includes tools and exercises tested by five pilot councils and reviewed by several observer councils. The tools and exercises are designed to help councils navigate through an enhanced risk management process or adaptive management process. This helps them identify aspects of their internal decision-making processes that need to be enhanced to appropriately and routinely plan for the impacts of climate change, as well as to generate and implement a plan to manage the risks.
Summary: The document contains two sections. The first section relates to the technical information that supports the model coastal floodplain bylaw/ordinance. The second section contains the model coastal floodplain regulation.
Summary: Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional and State Governments is designed to help local, regional and state governments prepare for climate change by recommending a detailed, easy-to-understand process for climate change preparedness based on familiar resources and tools.
Summary: This article discusses the uncertainty inherent in different types of data on potential climate impacts and explores climate projections and potential management responses at three sites in North America.
Summary: The coastal and waterfront elements presented on this website augment the existing smart growth principles to reflect the specific challenges and opportunities characterizing the waterfront - be it on a coast, a river, or a lake. These elements provide guidance for communities to grow in ways that are compatible with their natural assets, creating great places for residents, visitors, and businesses.
Summary: This paper outlines the risk climate change poses to urban planning such as human settlement, insurance, construction and other risks associated with atmospheric conditions.
Summary: The government requested the Delta Committee present advice on protecting the coast and the
entire low lying part of the Netherlands against the consequences of climate change. The issue is whether arrangements can be made so that over the very long term the Netherlands can be climate proof: safe against flooding, while still remaining an attractive place to live, to reside and work, for recreation and investment.
Summary: The 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy report summarizes the best known science on climate change impacts in the state to assess vulnerability and outlines possible solutions that can be implemented within and across state agencies to promote resiliency. This is the first step in an ongoing, evolving process to reduce California’s vulnerability to climate impacts.