Virginia CZM Program Climate Change Adaptation Efforts

Virginia CZM Program LogoThe Virginia CZM Program is taking steps to help prepare for the predicted effects of climate change, especially sea-level rise on Virginia's coastal resources. 

Please contact Shep Moon at (804) 698-4527, or Beth Polak at (804) 698-4260 for more information about Virginia CZM's climate change adaptation efforts and the grant projects below.With Virginia CZM coordination and funding support, four of Virginia’s coastal planning district commissions have taken steps to improve coastal resiliency, such as assessing and mapping the potential impacts of sea-level rise and severe storm events to both developed and natural areas. 

Hampton Roads PDC, Middle Peninsula PDC, Northern Virginia Regional Commission and Accomack-Northampton PDC have moved toward policy development that will establish a framework for local response to these issues. 

The Virginia CZM Program also supported climate change outreach efforts through the state Office of Environmental Education when it was located at the Department of Environmental Quality.  This office has moved to the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  See FY 09 Task 4 below.

The Virginia CZM Program's various initiatives to promote the use of Living Shorelines also will help sustain wetlands as sea level rises. 

(Click on the links in the table below for project details.)

Virginia CZM Program Climate Change Adaptation Grant Projects

FY 08 (October 2008 - September 2009); FY 09 (October 2009 - September 2010); FY10 (October 2010 - September 2011); FY11 (October 2011 - September 2012); FY12 (October 2012 - September 2013); FY13 (October 13 - September 2014).

Grantee Grant Year Task Project
Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission  2011  41  Coastal Resources Technical Assistance Program 
Product: Climate Adaptation Working Group 
  2012  41  Coastal Resources Technical Assistance Program
Products: Climate Adaptation Working Group
               Coastal Change Archive  
  2013  41  Coastal Resources Technical Assistance Program
Product: Climate Change Adaptation Working Group 
  2013  53  Eastern Shore Transportation Infrastructure Inundation Vulnerability 
  2014  41  Coastal Resources Technical Assistance Program
Product: Climate Change Adaptation Working Group 
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission 2008 12.03 Hampton Roads Climate Change Adaptation
  2009 12.04 Sustainable Communities Focal Area: Climate Change in Hampton Roads
  2010 12.04 Sustainable Communities Focal Area: Climate Change in Hampton Roads
  2011 51 Coastal Resiliency: Adapting to Climate Change in Hampton Roads
  2013  54  Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Planning and Technical Assistance
Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission 2008 12.04 Middle Peninsula Climate Change Adaptation- An Assessment of Potential Anthropogenic and Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on the Middle Peninsula
  2009 12.05 Middle Peninsula Climate Change Adaptation Phase 2- Facilitation of Presentations and Discussions of Climate Change Issues with Local Elected Officials and the General Public
  2010 12.05 Middle Peninsula Climate Change Adaptation: Ecological & Anthropogenic Impacts
Northern Virginia Regional Commission 2008 12.06 Northern Virginia Climate Change Adaptation- Sustainable Shoreline Community Management, Phase I
  2009 12.07 Climate Change Adaptation: Sustainable Shoreline Community Management in Northern Virginia; Phase II
  2010 12.07 Climate Change Adaptation: Preparing Shorelines for Sea Level Rise
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 2008 11.01 Virginia Networked Education for Municipal Officials (VNEMO) Support for Virginia CZM Program Sustainable Community Planning Initiative
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 2009 4 Community Environmental Education

 

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For comments or questions concerning this program's web pages, contact the Virginia Witmer.

This website is provided by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through a federal Coastal Zone Management Act grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce.


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