Culver, Mary and Schubel, Jerry and Davidson, Margaret and Haines, John (2010) Building a sustainable community of coastal leaders to deal with sea level rise and inundation. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 , Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Sea level rise and inundation were stated to be the highest priorities in the community-developed Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy in 2005. Although they remain stated priorities, very few resources have been allocated towards this challenge. Inundation poses a substantial risk to many coastal communities, and the risk is projected to increase because of continued development, changes in the frequency and intensity of inundation events, and acceleration in the rate of sea-level rise along our vulnerable shorelines. (PDF contains 4 pages) There is an increasing urgency for federal and state governments to focus on the local and regional levels and consistently provide the information, tools, and methods necessary for adaptation. Calls for action at all levels acknowledge that a viable response must engage federal, state and local expertise, perspectives, and resources in a coordinated and collaborative effort. A workshop held in December 2000 on coastal inundation and sea level rise proposes a shared framework that can help guide where investments should be made to enable states and local governments to assess impacts and initiate adaptation strategies over the next decade.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item|
|Title:||Building a sustainable community of coastal leaders to deal with sea level rise and inundation|
|Funders:||National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant|
|Event Title:||Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society|
|Event Location:||Wilmington, North Carolina|
|Event Dates:||June 13-16, 2010|
|Issuing Agency:||The Coastal Society|
|Depositing User:||Cynthia Murray|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jul 2010 14:36|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 18:47|
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