Community Adaptation to Flooding in a Changing Climate: Municipal Officials’ Actions, Decision-Making, and Barriers

Community Adaptation to Flooding in a Changing ClimateCommunity Adaptation to Flooding in a Changing Climate: Municipal Officials’ Actions, Decision-Making, and Barriers [2-page Community and Regional Development Institute (CARDI) Research and Policy Brief, December 2013] - Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of flooding in New York State, with the number of annual 2-inch (or more) precipitation events predicted to increase by 50% in the next century. Local governments can play an important role in preparing their communities to reduce the negative impacts of floods. This brief examines the stages of the flood adaptation process, how communities are addressing changes in flood patterns, barriers to flood adaptation, and additional education and information needed by municipal officials.



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