Enhancing Coastal Resilience on Virginia’s Eastern Shore : Community Leader Workshop
A project funded by the Department of Interior Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Fund
November 12-13, 2014
- Bring together community leaders, decision-makers and project team members to identify the issues of greatest concern on the Eastern Shore regarding the reduction of coastal hazard risks and the enhancement of socio-economic and environmental resilience, and to discuss how the project can be most relevant, applicable and beneficial for local decision making.
- Provide an overview of the sea-level rise, storm surge, marsh migration, and barrier island-inlet evolution models that will be used in carrying out the project, including model capabilities, potential outputs and a discussion of how these models can be applied to assist in identifying solutions for reducing risk and enhancing resilience on the Eastern Shore.
- Engage community leaders, decision-makers and project team members in the process of identifying future conditions and management actions that are most likely and of greatest concern, and therefore most useful and relevant to address as part of the project in support of Eastern Shore adaptation planning and hazard mitigation actions.
Breakout Session Handouts