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Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities

This workshop is led by trainers from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management

 Dates: Monday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 18

 Course Description

Coastal communities increasingly realize the need for adaptation strategies, but many are unsure where to begin. Attend this course to gain a thorough grounding and practical skills for incorporating adaptation strategies into planning processes. Time in class is provided to practice applying what you’ve learned, and opportunities for local collaboration and next steps are emphasized through discussion, participant activities, and local speakers and examples.

The course is designed for planners, public works staff, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, sustainability managers, emergency managers, community groups, members of civic organizations, and coastal resource managers.

 You will learn how to:

  • Apply the basic elements of an adaptation planning framework to organize future efforts
  • Translate climate science into impacts on local community assets
  • Practice a qualitative approach to scope and compile a vulnerability assessment, and describe how the results could be applied
  • Identify, compare, and prioritize locally relevant adaptation strategies and actions
  • Describe implementation options for strategies
  • Recognize the importance of stakeholder involvement in adaptation planning and demonstrate the applicability of engagement processes and tools

 Continuing Education Credits

  • Certified Flood Plain Managers will receive 12 continuing education credits from the Association of State Flood Plain Managers;
  • American Institute of Certified Planners will receive 14 certification maintenance credits through the American Planning Association.