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Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities

Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities
Setting the Local Context: North Kingstown, RI
September 19, 2013
Jonathan J. Reiner, AICP
Town of North Kingstown

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    Haz mit planning, crs, and cc 9 19 2013 Haz mit planning, crs, and cc 9 19 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities Jonathan J. Reiner, AICP Town of North Kingstown Setting the Local Context: North Kingstown, RI September 19, 2013
    • The Time is Now to Act: to Adapt & Mitigate
    • October 29, 2012
    • 10 Sept 2010
    • MHW, Simulation of 1’ and 3’ SLR Rising waters with tides and storms Superstorm Sandy – 4’above MHHW Spring Tide – 2010 – 1.4 MHHW
    • “SuperStorm” Sandy – Wickford Village
    • Newport Tide Gauge October 30, 2012 - 4’ above MHHW
    • “Superstorm” Sandy superimposed with sea level rise. Shows approximately 4’ above MHHW MHHW +3’ SLR MHHW +4’ SLR
    • Natural Hazards and Comprehensive Planning • Why is this important? •Storm intensity and storm damage •Flooding •Drought •Sea level rise •Impacts on the built and natural environments
    • COMP PLAN 2008 ACTION POLICY STUDY Public Process and Input COMP PLAN 2013
    • Climate Change and Comprehensive Planning • How can we plan for something that is not really happening ?  •Natural Hazards Reviewed and assessed via Hazard Mitigation Plans • Comprehensive Plan Element on Climate Change Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns Comprehensive Planning
    • How do you start to Adapt? If you had maps and information identifying vulnerable assets, what would you do with it?
    • Mapping Sea Level Rise Project Overview: Planning for Change Locate problem areas - Identify - Evaluate exposure - Communicate Develop usable tools for town/state planners Providence, RI 1938
    • Local Applications • Regulatory – zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan amendments • Hazard Mitigation Plan – incorporate and implement actions • Educate Locally - distribute information to elected officials and homeowners • Incorporate into town GIS and IMS - more accessible information • Community Rating System (CRS) impacts – achieve lower rating • Transportation – ID roads and infrastructure inundated • State of RI Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) –incorporate into future application • Capital Improvement Plan (municipal) –infrastructure improvements (i.e sewers, dams, roadways, water) • Building Code - work with RIBA and CRMC to modify code in coastal zone • Open space acquisition – ID/prioritize lands for protection, salt marsh creation
    • Thank You Jonathan Reiner, AICP jreiner@northkingstown.org 401-268-1570 http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/coast/a_hazard_theme.html