Abstract Title

Session S-05H: Planning for Coastal Hazards, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Washington State

Keywords

Shorelines

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Description

In October 2013, Washington Sea Grant and the Washington State Department of Ecology began a NOAA-funded collaboration to improve resilience to coastal hazards at the local, state, and federal levels through a Coastal Hazard Resilience Network. The goals of the Network are two-fold. Through the Network, state and federal agencies will improve upon current coordination and cross-agency collaboration efforts with regard to various coastal hazards impacts on the Washington shoreline. The initial kick-off meeting on October 29th brought various successes, including the understanding of the multitude of efforts relating to coastal hazards and climate change impacts that exist in the State, the identification of the state and federal level coastal hazard experts, and the consensus that a Network would be useful for state and federal agencies working with coastal hazards. The second goal of the Network focuses on local jurisdictions. Working with FEMA’s RiskMAP team, Washington Sea Grant will work with Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties to incorporate FEMA and Ecology-generated data into appropriate planning processes. Because this is a process in progress, this presentation will focus on network-building strategies utilized in Washington State along with a discussion of various successes and failures. By the time of the presentation at the Salish Sea Conference, the project team will have also attended the PRiMO (Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana) meeting in Hawaii that will allow for an expansion of network-building strategies and lessons learned.

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May 1st, 10:30 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

Coastal Hazard Resilience Network: planning for coastal hazards, climate change, and sea level rise in WA State

Room 607

In October 2013, Washington Sea Grant and the Washington State Department of Ecology began a NOAA-funded collaboration to improve resilience to coastal hazards at the local, state, and federal levels through a Coastal Hazard Resilience Network. The goals of the Network are two-fold. Through the Network, state and federal agencies will improve upon current coordination and cross-agency collaboration efforts with regard to various coastal hazards impacts on the Washington shoreline. The initial kick-off meeting on October 29th brought various successes, including the understanding of the multitude of efforts relating to coastal hazards and climate change impacts that exist in the State, the identification of the state and federal level coastal hazard experts, and the consensus that a Network would be useful for state and federal agencies working with coastal hazards. The second goal of the Network focuses on local jurisdictions. Working with FEMA’s RiskMAP team, Washington Sea Grant will work with Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties to incorporate FEMA and Ecology-generated data into appropriate planning processes. Because this is a process in progress, this presentation will focus on network-building strategies utilized in Washington State along with a discussion of various successes and failures. By the time of the presentation at the Salish Sea Conference, the project team will have also attended the PRiMO (Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana) meeting in Hawaii that will allow for an expansion of network-building strategies and lessons learned.