Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency (CCRFR)

Following years of leadership, collaboration, and demonstrated expertise in a wide array of resilience and water-related disciplines, and recognizing that flooding effects the entire Commonwealth, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the College of William & Mary, and Old Dominion University, have established the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency (CCRFR). The center provides a one-stop shop for supporting the Commonwealth, state agencies, localities, and other entities with scientific and technical support in furtherance of recurrent flooding resiliency, a challenge that affects all of Virginia.

Some of the advisement provided by the CCRFR involves modeling future flooding scenarios. These scenarios are founded upon researching local subsidence and careful analysis of local and global sea-level trends. The long-standing record of expertise the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) has exemplified in flood-related advisory services through their development the Adapt VA portal, CCRMP’s, and VFRIS in service to the Commonwealth since the CCRM’s inception in 1992.

The center enables short- and long-term decision making by assisting with the integration and coordination of federal, state, local, and nongovernmental data, evaluating best practices, developing and testing innovative interventions, engaging stakeholders throughout Virginia, and providing outreach, training, technical and non-technical services as requested. As such, the virtual center is well positioned to maintain liaisons with appropriate agencies of the federal government for purposes of leveraging data and funding opportunities, and will have the capacity to lead specific federal funding applications on behalf of the Commonwealth.