Adaptation & Management

There are a wide variety of adaptation strategies used throughout the world to effectively manage increasing flood risk.  However, adaptation measures need to be designed based on the unique setting of each locality, incorporating local causes of flooding and social and economic characteristics.  This section provides tools that can be used by local governments and private citizens to understand risk and how to mitigate and adapt to flooding.  These tools include current flood risk, updated sea level rise scenarios for risk assessment, patterns of human usage of the shorelines, distribution of natural resources and adaptation strategies appropriate for migrating flood risk.