CRC Working with Homeland Security on Coastal Resilience

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Coastal communities nationally stand to benefit from CRC’s expertise now that the federal government has tapped the center to share, and enhance further, the tools and techniques it has introduced in Rhode Island to encourage adaptation to flooding and erosion, key impacts of storms and sea level rise. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security chose CRC in May  for its outreach work that is enabling government, community and private sector partners to understand the science of climate change risks and to institute wise guidance and practices to protect homes, businesses, infrastructure and historical and cultural public assets for the long haul. CRC is part of a University of Rhode Island contingent for the project which involves a national cadre of academic partners and is expected to provide the country with models and tools for coastal communities to replicate on a larger scale.   The federal government has tapped the center to share, and enhance further, the tools and techniques it has introduced in Rhode Island to encourage adaptation to flooding and erosion, key impacts of storms and sea level rise.

CRC is part of a University of Rhode Island contingent for the project which involves a national cadre of academic partners and is expected to provide the country with models and tools for coastal communities to replicate on a larger scale. You can learn more here.