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Sea-Level Rise Summit Coincides with South Florida Flooding

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level rise and inclement weather, Florida Atlantic University is spearheading efforts to bring together professionals…

Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

March 17, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Much of the coast from Maine to Virginia is more likely to change than to simply drown in response to rising seas during the next 70 years or so, according…

Rising Sea Levels: A Cause of Concern for the Coastline

February 19, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

For years, scientists have warned against the dangers of planetary pollution, the continuance of global warming and other valid concerns that plague our…

New Sea-Level Rise Handbook Highlights Science and Models for Non-Scientists

August 27, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

Aug. 27, 2015—Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S. Geological Survey handbook that, for the first time, comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts. Designed…

FIU Launches Sea Level Solutions Center

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

MIAMI, Aug. 26, 2015—With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere. FIU ecologist Tiffany Troxler will serve as director. The center…

Study Shows Sea Level Rise to Threaten West Coast Tidal Wetlands Over the Next 100 Years

August 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping, Water

CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 14, 2015—The U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon State University released a report this week examining Pacific Northwest tidal wetland vulnerability to sea level rise. Scientists found that, while vulnerability varies from marsh to marsh,…

Coastal Risk Consulting Names Dr. Brian Soden to Lead Science and Technology Initiatives

May 7, 2015 - in People, Planning, Stormwater

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 7, 2015—Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC), helping property owners, businesses, and communities become climate ready and storm safe, has appointed Brian Soden, Ph.D., as Vice President of Science and Technology.  Widely regarded…

Dewberry Selected to Perform Comprehensive Sea Level Rise Analysis in Virginia Beach

April 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

FAIRFAX, Va., April 20, 2015—Dewberry was selected by the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, to perform a comprehensive sea level rise (SLR) and recurrent flooding analysis resulting in an adaptation planning study. SLR rates for Virginia Beach are in the…

The Florida Department of Transportation Research Develops a Methodology for the Assessment of Sea Level Rise Impacts

November 3, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Transportation

In Florida, low elevations can make transportation infrastructure in coastal and low-lying areas potentially vulnerable to sea level rise (SLR). Because global SLR forecasts lack precision at local or regional scales, SLR forecasts or scenarios for parts of…

Mid-Atlantic Experiences the Most Nuisance Flooding Since the 1960s

August 18, 2014 - in Projects, Stormwater

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”--which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure--are on the East Coast, according to…