Due to the tropical storm warning—predicting storm surge, hazardous winds, and flooding rain—we are cancelling all Norfolk events scheduled for Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Keep a look out for future opportunities to tour the R/V Virginia in VIMS’ e-Tidings newsletter.  

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.