Tools

Climate Change Adaptation
  • AdaptVA:  A new web portal (single-point of access) for evidence-based planning for everyone engaged in climate adaptation.  AdaptVA focuses on the physical and social vulnerabilities by integrating the best available science, legal guidance, and planning strategies through the use of interactive map viewers, story maps and policy guides. 
    What financial incentives are there to help coastal communities? 
    What are the social characteristics (poor, elderly, etc) in flood prone areas? 
    What is Virginia's policy on stormwater management?
Flooding
  • Virginia Flood Risk Information System (VFRIS): Helps communities, real estate agents, property buyers, and property owners understand an area's flood risk (also available in ADAPTVA.org).
    Does this property require flood insurance? 
    Which areas in my city are currently at risk of flooding?
Shoreline Erosion Guidance
  • Self-Guided Decision Tools:  A series of decision trees that leads users through questions about shoreline conditions for guidance on choosing the most effective erosion control strategy while minimizing harmful practices based on surrounding shoreline conditions. 
    Will a living shoreline work on my property to control erosion?
    My bulkhead is failing, what should I replace it with?