Community Vulnerability Assessment
Sea level rise and climate change will necessitate that communities move from a hazard response strategy of “more of the same” to a broader, more comprehensive approach. In this, they are facing an often daunting array of options. This presentation will discuss options for communities to evaluate the range of economic, social/cultural and environmental benefits that can result from various shore protection options. The presentation will cover the uses for the Coastal Community Hazard Protection Resilience Index, ways to compare different protective options and how communities can improve resilience through carefully consideration of adaptation. options.