Resilient Communities

Creating Resilient Coastal Communities



In this Resilient Communities podcast, Jordan R. Fischbach discusses recent research that has helped the city of New Orleans address the challenge of reducing flood risk and is relevant to many other coastal communities that are concerned with water resources, infrastructure planning, rising sea levels, and flooding. Fischbach describes how nonstructural measures — such as incentives for home elevation, incentives for relocation to lower-risk areas, and restrictions designed to curtail future growth in the floodplain — can make coastal communities less vulnerable to storm surge flooding.